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About The Bloomington PolyNexus


Thanks for your interest in the Bloomington PolyNexus (BPN)!


PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE BEFORE APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP. BE SURE TO ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS IN ORDER FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED.

“Polyamory," in its broadest usage, is the concept of being open to having more than one loving, intimate relationship at a time, with the knowledge and consent of all partners involved.

The BPN welcomes people of all sexual and relationship orientations and identities, religious affiliations, spiritual beliefs, races and ethnic backgrounds, physical appearances and abilities, ages or other personal particulars.




The Mission/Purpose of the Bloomington PolyNexus:

The Bloomington PolyNexus provides a safe and supportive environment for polyamorous and poly-curious people to connect, learn, and grow.

We do this by:
1. Creating a safe and comfortable space for polyamorous and poly-curious people to meet each other.
2. Continuing to educate ourselves and others about polyamory.
3. Building a community of support through education, social events, and sharing.

The Bloomington PolyNexus is a supportive network of individuals with a common social ideology, discovering our own forms of loving relationships. Polyamory is NOT the same as swinging, and PolyNexus is NOT a dating service. We are also not a primarily on-line group. Our intention is to build and maintain a real-world community of people who are available to participate in and/or host various events throughout the year. (Accordingly, we prefer that you live nearby.) Gatherings may include intimate discussion and sharing, but not sex.

While there are a variety of other groups that focus on different aspects of consensual non-monogamy, the BPN chooses to focus on personal growth as related to the joys and challenges of multi-partner relationships. This emphasis allows us to cultivate a safe and comfortable environment for members who would like to share support, learning and community with other polyamorous and poly-curious people without the perceived pressures associated with environments focused on dating and/or sexual partnering.




Code of Conduct
To ensure the privacy and comfort of our members, we have a strict "no solicitation" policy which includes not sending unsolicited emails. So, you will need to meet members at an official BPN event and ask for their permission BEFORE contacting them through our website. Violation of our policies is grounds for removal from our group. Finally, BPN is not a nudist group; nude photos (though we do celebrate the body) are not acceptable on this site.

If your primary interest in joining our group is to meet people specifically for dating or sex, please pursue other avenues INSTEAD of joining BPN (possible resources listed at bottom).




Some of the events we've held and hope to hold again include :

1. PODS (Polyamory Open Disclosure and Sharing) 'We are our own best resource' is the focus of this monthly listening and sharing circle. Each attendee has an opportunity, but not an obligation, to share to a receptive group his or her personal thoughts and real life experiences of living their love-style. Within this accepting group atmosphere, we practice deep listening and loving speech to better understand ourselves and one another.
2. Movie Nights At movie night we watch a poly-related film, eat munchies, and discuss the film. Some past movies we've watched include Kinsey, The Big Chill, A Home at the End of the World, When Two Won't Do, and Kiss the Sky.
3. Poly Socials These events are just for fun and meeting others. Some past socials have included pool/billiards, picnic in the park with live music, wine-tasting, ice skating, swimming pool party, etc.
4. Poly Topics (PT) The purpose of this meeting is educational. Some past PTs included seminars, workshops, and lectures on The History of Monogamy, Dealing with Jealousy, Safer Sex, Successful Communication, and Poly Time Management.
5. Book Discussion* Approximately every two months, members of the BPN can read a designated poly book and get together to talk about it. You don't have to read the book to join the discussion. Some past books have included Polyamory: the New Love Without Limits, The Ethical Slut, Stranger in a Strange Land, The Myth of Monogamy, and Redefining Our Relationships.
6. BPN Hang-Out This event is an ultra-casual drop-in gathering to socialize and discuss whatever's on your mind. It is usually held at a local restaurant.
7. AMORE! This event has been offered infrequently to a small group of individuals who meet monthly for a series of eight sessions. Each session explores a principle of New Paradigm Relating through activities, reflection, sharing and visualization. This is an active participation, growth opportunity experience intended to deepen and expand love for ourselves and one another. Guided by intentions of presence, we create a safe space to practice loving without limits.

(Events may be family-friendly when noted as such on our calendar.)

*BPN has a growing lending library of books on polyamory

If you have read this entire page and remain interested in joining the Bloomington PolyNexus, please fill out a membership application (be sure to answer ALL questions). If you would like additional information email POLYNEXUS@gmail.com.

If you'd like to do more research on polyamory before deciding to join, some popular books are:

Polyamory: The New Love Without Limits: Secrets of Sustainable Intimate Relationships by Deborah Anapol
The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy (2nd Edition)
Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships by Tristan Taormino

Additional resources that may be helpful:

Polyamory.com (full of FAQs), PolyMatchMaker.com (On-line dating site, lots of info about poly), PolyamorySociety.org, LoveMore.com and Wikipedia's entry on polyamory.




IF YOUR PRIMARY INTEREST IN BPN IS TO MEET PEOPLE FOR DATING AND/OR SEX, TRY THESE AVENUES INSTEAD:

PolyMatchMaker.com (for poly), AdultFriendFinder.com (for swinging), bloomington.craigslist.org.

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Bloomington, IN

Founded Dec 9, 2005

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Kevin A
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