Image is dark outline of butterfly filled with glowing lights In my newest blog on Psychology Today I explore the ways in which some people cultivate personal growth through consensually non-monogamous relationships.
Earlier today I was on the National Public Radio show 1A with a panel of folks including Janet Hardy, Crystal Farmer, and Ron Young. You can find the show on the podcast page at NPR, and the episode here. Image is of 1A written in white against black background with white lines extending horizontally from... Continue Reading →
Joli Hamilton is conducting new research on jealousy in polyamorous relationships. Call for Participants A Phenomenological Study Exploring Jealousy in Polyamorous Individuals If you are a polyamorous or ethically non-monogamous person who has experienced the feeling of jealousy and would like to share how jealousy feels for you, please consider participating in this study. My... Continue Reading →
Julia Pugachevsky, a sex and relationships editor at Cosmopolitan, recently interviewed me for the online magazine. You can find the resulting article at Your Everything Guide to Starting an Open Relationship. https://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/advice/a6121/open-relationship-tips/ Image is of a group of people at a summer cocktail party with a red wall in the background with the word Cosmopolitan... Continue Reading →
Remy Rippon at Australian Vogue interviewed me and other experts for an interesting story on polyamory, check it out here. Image is of four white mannequin heads wearing hats and neck scarves poking out of a gray tent with a building and blue sky in the background. https://www.vogue.com.au/culture/lifestyle/what-is-polyamory-this-is-what-its-really-like-to-have-multiple-partners/news-story/848f3c987c589a9ec656462d9836a66b?fbclid=IwAR2Fr8kUgW2pQBZ8h0wFiKHr19NhL6DO0_2qncYKhP9EldGgt4JNkCJw8g4
I have two new blogs on Psychology Today, the first on Relationship Anarchy, Polyaffectivity, and Chosen Families and the second on Cultivating Compersion.
In my newest blog on Psychology Today I introduce Jillian Deri's term polyagony and briefly summarize Deri's findings that she published in her book Love's Refraction. Then I detail five of the ways that the people who have participated in my research report experiencing polyagony. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/201805/polyagony-when-polyamory-goes-really-wrong The image is a photograph of a weathered gray... Continue Reading →
Practical NonMonogamy: An empirical guide to relationship diversity and kinky sex with Dr. Eli Sheff Workshop Tour 2018 This May I will embark on an 11 city, three month road trip in the United States to provide educational and interactive workshops about polyamory and kinky sex. See the schedule below for dates in a city... Continue Reading →
A colleague is conducting research on compersion. Please consider participating if you match the study criteria Have you ever experienced joy (rather than jealousy) when your partner(s) found love with another partner, in the context of a committed, consensually nonmonogamous relationship? If you are 21 years old or over, speak English and answered yes to... Continue Reading →