In response to my post about the history of polyamory in the United States, Dr. Fernandes pointed out that I had not included swinging. While swinging is related to polyamory and shares many social antecedents, it was beyond the scope of my original post so I invited Dr. Fernandes to fill in this blank. His... Continue Reading →
This article in the Canadian news outlet Globe and Mail provides a great over view of poly relationships, and author Jeff Fraser's emphasis on my research findings was refreshing.
My appearance on The Ricki Lake Show was educational, more so for me (unfortunately) than for the viewers. In discussions with producers before the show, the focus had always been on my research. With all the discussion of my findings and publications prior to taping, I had assumed Ricki Lake's questions during the show would... Continue Reading →
See Dr. Elisabeth Sheff on the Ricki Lake show today 9/18. Ricki Lake returned to daytime television this fall, and in the episode entitled "Let's Talk About Sex," Ricki talks with the poly folks from the show "Married and Dating," and Dr. Sheff appears via Skype after their segment. To find the station near you... Continue Reading →
While polyamory is a sub-category of non-monogamy and the two are not synonymous, they are closely linked enough to share a common history in the United States. Polyamory is a fairly recent addition to a litany of non-monogamous relationships, some of which have directly influenced the evolution of polyamorous communities. In this post, I divide... Continue Reading →