Polyamory: from Greek poly ‘many’ + Latin amor ‘love’ = "many loves"
Polyamory is an honest, responsible lifestyle (or lovestyle) choice by all parties involved which includes open communication and integrity. Polyamory: Lifelong Loving & Learning was created with the purpose to support this unique and rewarding community through educational opportunities. You must be 18 or older to be a member of this meetup.
We welcome responsible, honest poly or poly-friendly individuals, couples, triads (or more!) residing in the OC/LA/IE region to our group to meet like-minded people, make friendly connections and become more educated about ethical non-monogamous relationships. We offer a safe, sex-positive resource for men and women of all genders, races and sexual orientations to meet and relate to like-minded individuals. We ask that you respect yourself and others when attending events. As you evolve within the polyamorous lifestyle, you will discover there is no "perfect" poly relationship. As such, this group exists for its members to learn from each other and share their experiences, while respecting the choices of others.
We are NOT a dating, sex or hook-up group. We are not a shelter for those who are unethically non-monogamous. If you are a cheating spouse or partner looking for support in your duplicity through polyamory, this is not the group for you.
To create a space of openness, this group is limited to 30 active members already living a polyamorous lifestyle. Monthly dues cover rental spaces and guest speakers, as well as occasional social events. Speakers include professional psychologists, therapists, authors, and known poly experts. Lectures are monthly and generally held on Sunday evenings (6-9pm) in Westminster (though some are held at various sites around the county). Due to limited space at the majority of the lectures, 30 seats , each member of a relationship is encouraged to sign up for this group individually. For periodic social events, +1s will be possible. When the group is full, we will have a waiting list for future members – please don’t hesitate to apply!
THE SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
Polyamory: The Search for Self…wait what?
How thinking critically about the Self can help you love your Poly Constellations!
With Ilana Wasserman, MA, LMFT, LEP
June 12th 6:30-9:00
8 Things I Wish I’d Known About Polyamory (Before I Tried It and Frakked It Up)
By Cunning Minx via SKYPE
Poly Kinky Educator & Podcaster
July 17th 6:30-9:00
Not your PE teacher's sexual hygiene class!!
Lecture by Dr. Laura Bennett-Cook followed by a panel of poly folks who will share their experiences and lessons they have learned in the area of sexual responsiblity.
August 14th 5:30-8:30
What We Require of Our Prospective Members:
(2) Complete ALL Meetup profile questions. Please discuss your journey to being poly and write with substance. Irrelevant (such as "N/A" or “I don’t know”) or one-word answers will result in a rejection of your application. Personal photographs are not required; nude shots of any kind will result in the rejection of your application. If you are a referral from a member or a professional speaker please include name of person somewhere in the application.
(3) Lastly, attend a pending member meeting within the first two months of applying. The July date Tuesday, July 26 in the north orange county area at 7:30 pm. The specific location will be sent to pending members who have completed the above steps.
We look forward to your membership, and thank you for your interest!