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Do you classify as Solo Poly or a Relationship Anarchist (RA)? Do you have multiple simultaneous relationships and do not categorize your partners as primary or secondary? Are you a poly person who is curious about this specific branch of polyamory? Or, are you someone new to polyamory who is curious and wants to know more about this lifestyle?

There are many Meetup groups dedicated to ethical non-monogamy, polyfidelity, and polyamory as a whole, but this is one of the only groups that concentrates on the topics of Solo Polyamory and Relationship Anarchy.

We will be holding regular open discussions as well as fun social events every month in NY and NJ! You do not necessarily have to identify with Solo Polyamory or Relationship Anarchy to join this group, however, please be advised that our discussions will be related mostly to those topics, so intellectual curiosity, or at least open-minded tolerance, is expected from all members.

Here are some short descriptions for those who are new to the lifestyle:

Polyamory is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. It is often is often described as "consensual, ethical, and responsible non-monogamy."

Within the polyamorous community, solo polys are those who do not categorize their relationships in hierarchies, do not identify as being part of a couple, triad or quad, and often do not share a household or finances with a partner.

Relationship anarchy (abbreviated RA) is the practice of forming relationships which are not bound by rules aside from what the people involved mutually agree on. It can be considered as one form of polyamory, but distinguishes itself by postulating that there need not be a formal distinction between different types of sexual, romantic or platonic relationships. Relationship anarchists look at each relationship (romantic or otherwise) individually, as opposed to categorizing them according to societal norms such as 'just friends', 'in a relationship', 'in an open relationship', etc.

There is often a large overlap between the Solo Poly and the RA community.

Some Resources :

Polyamory : http://www.lovemore.com/

Solo Poly : http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-polyamorists-next ... also, http://solopoly.net/ http://polysingleish.com/

Relationship Anarchy : http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/andie-nordgren-the ...

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