What we're about
We’re excited that your search of Polyamory has brought you here!
**STOP** Please read our Safer Space and Member Behaviour Guidelines (http://www.meetup.com/PolyamoryToronto/pages/Safer_Space_and_Member_Behaviour_Guidelines/) prior to joining to ensure you have an understanding of our expectations. This is one of the requirements to joining our group and often a reason why people are denied. Also, our Membership Rules (http://www.meetup.com/PolyamoryToronto/pages/Membership_Rules/) will outline our other requirements.
We are a non-profit, community-run, community-led group with the goal to be a social and educational source on the topics of polyamory and open relationships. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds and communities, and hold in common the belief that love and intimacy are great gifts that deserve to be shared beyond the monogamy model that seems to be the status quo in society.
We endeavour to make this purpose a reality by being a supportive and vibrant community of like-minded individuals, while also acting as a resource and source of information for members of the media, academia and the public at large.
Before requesting to join our meetup, please review our FAQ'S (http://www.meetup.com/PolyamoryToronto/pages/Frequently_Asked_Questions/) to ensure we’re a good fit for one another.
After that, for further research, please take the time to review our Website (http://www.polyamorytoronto.ca/), our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/#!/TorontoPolyamory) Page and our Twitter (https://twitter.com/PolyToronto) feed.
What is polyamory, open relationships or ethical non-monogamy?
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 (http://www.xeromag.com/nonmonogamy.html), 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)