*** RULES BELOW *** Polyamory is: "the practice, theory, or orientation of having - or being open to - more than one intimate (romantic, loving, and/or sexual) relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of all involved."
This is an informal discussion/support group for anyone interested in creative, respectful, loving, inclusive alternatives to society's dominant (exclusive / monogamous) relationship paradigm.
Anyone with a respectful, open heart and genuine interest in the subject matter is welcome to attend. Rude, harassing, offensive, predatory, hostile etc. people will be asked to leave. Note that this is not a dating group. Please do not join if this is your reason for doing so. Unsolicited, broad spectrum contact with other members is against our rules. An example: sending private messages to a dozen members you find attractive, asking if they'd like to meet for drinks is a no-no. Messaging an organizer to double check a detail about a meetup is still a-ok.
Another important rule of the group is confidentiality. Not all members are publicly 'out' as polyamorous, and we ask you to respect this. Don't share anything outside of the group that could compromise this confidentiality, and if you do share something, make sure you do it without the mention of any personal details. If you plan to use any material collected in this group in a media product (TV or radio show, podcast, book, newspaper, etc.) or any kind of publication (blog, website, etc.), let an organizer know when joining the group.
We'll talk frankly and openly about what polyamory is (committed, loving, honest relationships) and about what it isn't (casual sex, swinging, cheating).
Tired of jealousy and mistrust in your romantic relationships? It doesn't have to be that way - there is more than enough love to go around!
You don't have to give up loving one person in order to love someone else.
For those who have the courage to open their hearts to more love, the results can be very liberating and rewarding for all concerned.
Come and share your experiences with conscious, multi-partner relating or just to ask questions and discuss possibilities.