One of my very favorite sex cons in Atlanta (and there are some FABULOUS sex cons in ATL, so it has some serious competition 🙂 ) is the truly inspirational Sex Down South. The con starts today, and I will be there presenting the Non-Monogamy Mismatch, as well as hanging out with some fantastic sex... Continue Reading →
My most recent blog on Psychology Today explores the differences between these two relationship forms when it comes to gender, history, social integration, and more! You can check it out at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/201807/what-is-the-difference-between-polyamory-and-polygamy Image is of red hearts with golden outlines floating against a black background with colored circles.
My most recent blog on Psychology Today looks at six common myths about polyamorous relationships. You can find it at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/201806/myths-about-polyamory Image is photo of two large dragons facing each other, reared on their hind legs and passing an egg between them with their forelegs, wings furled against their backs. There be dragons -- really?
Hey there Bay Area folks -- two dates of the Practical NonMonogamy tour coming up in your area!!!! On June 3 at Palo Alto University in Santa Clara Dr. Eli presents Resilience in Polyamorous families for 2.5 CEs through the American Psychological Association, get tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resilience-in-polyamorous-families-tickets-43536777674 June 5 Dr. Eli will be at Pure... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
Roy Waidler, previously with Outlands Community, has recently begun posting their most popular interviews on Academia.edu You can find the one he did with me here. https://www.academia.edu/35932014/Ten_Questions_for_Dr._Eli_Sheff.pdf
Zoe Weiner recently interviewed me for a piece at Glam about how people expand their sexual and relational options for Valentines days. You can find that interview here. https://www.glam.com/women-want-to-try-out-new-things-in-bedroom/
Candice Jalili recently interviewed me for two articles for New York Magazine: Your Complete Guide to Making An Open Relationship Work, includes advice from sex therapist Courtney Watson, In 8 Signs a Monogamous Relationship Isn't For You, Jalili gets it almost complete right, except for number 6. Rather than jealousy, anxiety, or insecurity being "almost disloyal"... Continue Reading →