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Alternative Umbrella Meetup (London) Message Board › Resource and Reading List (feel free to add any material you think befitting)

Resource and Reading List (feel free to add any material you think befitting)

Dan K.
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London, GB
Post #: 1
Non-monogamy & Polyamory



Books

The Ethical Slut: a roadmap for relationship pioneers (2nd Edition, 2009)
By: Easton, D., and Hardy, J.
(Note: viewed by many as the Polyamory bible)

Opening Up: a guide to creating and sustaining open relationships (1st Edition, 2008)
By: Taormino, T.
(Note: Includes a good set of basic skills for maintaining non-monogamous relationships)

Sex at Dawn: the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality (1st Edition, 2010)
By: Ryan, C., and Jethá, C.
(Note: A pop-science book on the psychology of human mating behaviour, popular in non-monogamy circles)


Websites

Franklin’s Blog
(Note: a very good blog covering many of the issues around Polyamory)

PolyWeekly
(Note: Very informative weekly podcasts on polyamory)

Polytical
(Note: A very good website for poly people in general. Covers many topics and has a lot of information)

Poly in the media
(Note: A good page for seeing how the rest of the world sees poly)

Rewriting the rules
(Note: a good collection of thoughts and information that could be useful for freethinking polyfolk)

Love is Infinite
(Note: a well-written blog covering a wide range of poly-topics)


Dating sites

OK-Cupid
(Note: a poly-friendly dating site)


Community events

(See Alan's Blog for a more extensive list)

OpenCon (Last year's event page)
(Note: A great safe space and gathering of non-monogamous people. Following an unconference structure)

OpenCon Catalonia
(Note: An international version of the UK OpenCon event above. It is recommended for more experienced practitioners and "advanced" discussions on practicing ethical non-monogamy / polyamory)

BiCon
(Note: "The highlight of the bisexual year!" It's a great space for bi-people and allies alike, also a place where a lot of Polyamorous people gather)

Kink



Books

SM 101: A Realistic Introduction (1st Edition, 1998)
By: Wiseman, J.

The New Topping Book (2nd Edition, 2011)
By: Easton, D., and Hardy, J.

The New Bottoming Book (2nd Edition, 2011)
By: Easton, D., and Hardy, J.


Meeting Websites

Informed Consent
FetLife
Alt.com (paysite)


Play-parties / Communities

After Pandora
Kinky Salon


Clubs & Bars

Club Pedestal
(Note: One of the best clubs out there. And, it's a Femdom club)

Bar Wotever
(Note: Well recommended)

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