This is a local social group for people practicing all forms of Ethical and Intersectional non-monogamy. Many of the members are in the suburbs of Houston and we welcome our friends from other parts of town as well, as long as they're willing to join us for events.
We strive to create an atmosphere or respectful communication and camaraderie. We welcome all honest and sincere members. Meetups are intended to be a place where members can relax and openly discuss issues relevant to the polyamory community. Meetups are not a place to 'hook up', swing, or cruise for dates. While there is nothing wrong with wanting to find that special person or people, If you are looking for a dating group, swinging group, sex parties, or casual hookups, this is not the right place to look.
To facilitate the desired atmosphere and tone, if you are found to be disrespectful to any current member, you will be ejected from this group. Our goal is to prevent one bad apple from scaring off any of the incumbent members. Since it can be hard to know what someone else considers 'disrespectful', my advice is to err on the side of caution and moderation and it should be hard to go wrong.
Profiles should have a real, reasonably current photo of yourself and/or your partner. This does not mean some other image that strikes your fancy; it needs to be a real picture of a real person who is really you. You can see who we are; we want to see who you are, which is especially important because we meet face to face regularly with new members. Also remember that you can control the security settings such that only members can see that you are a member of this meetup group.
Please read the following links to familiarize yourself with the culture of our group:
This group was formerly known as Houston Polyamorist and has always sought to provide community, friendship, education and support to anyone that identifies as being polyamorous (the ability to have a loving, supportive open, honest relationships with multiple partners in open or closed relationships,) supports the polyamorous relationship model, is polyamory friendly, or is poly-curious.
Whether you are a lifelong polamorist or just curious and want to learn how this really works, the meetups should provide a safe atmosphere to ask questions, learn, socialize, and explore polamory. We are open to all orientations and lifestyle choices.
Ideally we would like every member to participate in some of the activities that we plan throughout the year. If you are not ready to participate actively you are still welcome to join in discussions and just lurk until you are comfortable. Please feel free to join in discussion on the Meetup message board here: https://www.meetup.com/PolyamoryOfSuburbanHouston/messages/boards/
We want to develop strong friendships and a strong community. We hope that for some of us it develops into long term relationships that last a lifetime. This group is not for quick hook ups. If your motivation is swinging or sex parties this is probably not the group for you. There are other groups that cater to these needs, just not us.
* be respectful of our member's boundaries or you will be asked to leave the group.
* keep an updated profile photo posted or you will be asked to leave the group.
Welcome to the group, we look forward to seeing you at a future meetup. - Your POSH Organizers