What is polyamory, open relationships or ethical non-monogamy?
<br> Ethical Non-Monogamy is the practice of having multiple partners (be they emotional and/or sexual) with the knowledge and acceptance of all involved. The Ethical Non-Monogamy umbrella as designed in this
Map of Non-Monogamy, encapsulates both Open Relationships (typically any relationship that is not sexually monogamous; a relationship that permits "outside" sexual entanglements, but not necessarily emotional relationships) and Polyamory (the practice of maintaining multiple sexual and/or romantic relationships simultaneously, with the full knowledge and consent of all involved)
In the interest of our members safety and comfort and general welcoming atmosphere
We are implementing a few membership rules.
• Fully Thought out Questionnaire- I understand that writing about yourself and your personal life can be daunting and sometimes uncomfortable but we ask that our members fully complete the questionnaire to the best of their ability. We are doing our best to respect some members' needs for a greater degree of privacy while balancing that with other members' sense of safety. Empty or one-word answer profiles have been shown to negatively impact other members' comfort and participation. Please note that "thoughtfully" does not necessarily refer to the level of disclosure of personal information. We simply ask that you answer the profile questions to the best of your ability, at the same time within your own comfort level. If you have any doubts or concerns, please send us an email! <br>
• NO CRUISING!- Profiles that indicate 'hooking-up' or 'cruising' as the primary reason for joining will not be accepted. This is a social and educational group not a swingers or dating club. There are fantastic swinger and kink meetups that we will be happy to direct you to, this just isn't the place.
• Profile Photos- We understand that privacy is important
*you are more than welcome to partially conceal your identity, please no X-rated photos are photos with lingerie as your primary photo. Tasteful lingerie photos are acceptable as your secondary photo. We will not accepts members with pictures of landscapes, cartoons etc. <br>
*Please NO GROUP PHOTOS, please respect the privacy of the other people in your photo by not using it (even if you were given permission)
Bring your Kids- We understand that many poly families have children so we aim to make many of the meet-ups child friendly. If there is a meetup that is not child friendly (which there are a few) we will make sure to specify. Assume all meet-ups are child friendly but bring them at your own risk; there's often drinking and sensitive topics discussed at our potlucks. If you are feeling apprehensive about bringing your kids rest assured that the main organizer has a child and hates paying for daycare :D
Drinking and Drugs- Please use your discretion when drinking at meetups. Over indulgence will not be tolerated and you will be banned from future meet-ups. No illegal drugs (that includes marijuana) will be allowed at meetups. We host the poly potlucks in our home and we intend to keep the drug free.
If you can not make a meet-up that you RSVP'd to please change your RSVP. If you say you are coming we plan for you to come. One of the organizers is a grumpy Environmental Science student who will consume all left over food in order for it not to go to waste...she never feels right the next morning. Please think of her tummy.
*If you have any question or concerns please feel free to message any of the organizers. We expect that you read the rules and enthusiastically join the group.