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Polyamory and Nonmonogamy Resources

***Additions? Edits?? Changes? Updates? Please contact Robert R.! We're always adding new stuff! smile Be sure to scroll to Bottom portion to see the LOCAL Resources.

The main concept of Polyamory is being involved in, or open to, multiple Loving Relationships, in a context of honesty, transparency, and negotiation. Polyamory means “Many Loves”, plain and simple. It is the understanding that a person has the capacity to love more than one person---and have Committed Relationships with more than one person, too.
This can include loving Open Relationships, committed multiple-partner relationships, group relationships, or any other Non-monogamous arrangement where everyone is Open and Honest about their love and/or intimacy with other partners; and of course without cheating.
To be Polyamorous means to embrace responsible, Ethical Nonmonogamy with transparency and truthfulness.
Polyamorous people are found all over. City or country, rich or poor, young and old. Gay, straight, or bisexual. Male, female or transgendered. All religions, races, and national origins. Of all educational levels. Being polyamorous or nonmonogamous is a relationship orientation for many people, regardless of other labels.
**Looking for a good website with lots of basic Intro to Polyamory information? This one is a good Start:
***Also, see our "Poly 101 Intro" powerpoint presentation here:

*BOOKS About Polyamory & Nonmonogamy:

--The Ethical Slut (3rd Edition): Practical Guide to Polyamory & Open Relationships, Dossie Easton & Janet W. Hardy, ©2017, Ten Speed Press.
--Polyamory: Roadmaps for the Clueless and Hopeful, Anthony Ravenscroft, ©2004, Fenris Brothers.
--More Than Two: A Practical Guide To Ethical Polyamory, Franklin Veaux & Eve Rickert, ©2014, Thorntree Press.
--Opening Up: A Guide to Creating & Sustaining Open Relationships, Tristan Taomino, ©2008, Cleis Press.
--Polyamory in the 21st Century: Love & Intimacy with Multiple Partners, Dr. Deborah M. Anapol, ©2010, Rowman & Littlefield.
--What Does Polyamory Look Like?, Mim Chapman, PhD., ©2010 iUniverse.
--The Polyamory Handbook: A User’s Guide, Peter J. Benson, ©2008, AuthorHouse.
--Polyamory: The New Love Without Limits, Dr. Deborah M. Anapol, ©1997.
--Sex At Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality, Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jetha, ©2010, Harper.
--Love In Abundance: A Counselor's Advice On Open Relationships, Kathy Labriola, ©2010, Greenery Press.
--The Art & Etiquette of Polyamory, Francoise Simpere, ©2011, Skyhorse Pub.
--Love Unlimited: The Joys and Challenges of Open Relationships, Leonie Linssen, ©2010, Findhorn Press.
--Polyamory Communication Survival Kit, M.A. Robert McGarey, ©2012, Human Potential Center Press.
--The Jealousy Workbook: Exercises and Insights For Managing Open Relationships, Kathy Labrioloa, ©2013, Greenery Press.
--The Polyamorists Next Door: Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships & Families, Elisabeth Sheff, ©2013, Rowman & Littlefield.
--Redefining Our Relationships: Guidelines for Responsible Open Relationships, Wendy Matik, ©2011, Different Times Press.
--Not Your Mother's Playground: A Realistic Guide To Honest, Happy and Healthy Open Relationships, Samantha Frasier, ©2013, Creative Junction.
--Beyond Monogamy: Lessons From Long-Term Male Couples in Non-Monogamous Relationships, Lanz Lowen & Blake Spears, ©2010, Createspace Independent Publishing.
--The Lesbian Polyamory Reader, Marcia Munson, ©1999, Routledge Publishing.
--The Open Relationship Handbook: Basic Tips & Tools For Navigating Non-Monogamy, Kate L. Stewart, ©2013, Book Baby Publishing.
--Open: Love, Sex & Life In An Open Marriage, Jenny Block, ©2009, Seal Press.
--Eight Things I Wish I'd Known About Polyamory (Before I Tried and Frakked It Up), Cunning Minx, ©2014, Do The Work Publishing.
--Stories From The Polycule: Real Life In Polyamorous Families, Dr. Elisabeth Sheff, ©2015, Thorntree Press.
--Designer Relationships: A Guide to Happy Monogamy, Positive Polyamory, and Optimistic Open Relationships, Mark Michaels & Patricia Johnson, ©2015, Cleiss Press.
--The Game Changer: A Memoir of Distruptive Love, Franklin Veaux, ©2015, Thorntree Press.
--My Life on the Swingset: Adventures in Swinging & Polyamory, ©2015, Hump and Circumstance.
--Wide Open: My Adventures in Polyamory, Open Marriage, & Loving on My Own Terms, Gracie X., ©2015, New Harbinger Publications.
--The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory: Everything You Need to Know About Open Relationships, Non-Monogamy, and Alternative Love, Dedeker Winston, ©2017, Skyhorse Publishing.
--Open Love: The Complete Guide to Open Relationships, Polyamory, and More, Axel Neustädter, ©2018, Bruno Gmuender Publishing.
--It's Called Polyamory: Coming Out About Your Nonmonogamous Relationships, Tamara Pincus & Rebecca Hiles, ©2017, Thorntree Press.
--Playing Fair: A Guide to Nonmonogamy for Men Into Women, Pepper Mint, ©2017, Thorntree Press.
--Love's Not Color Blind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities, Kevin A. Patterson, ©2018, Thorntree Press.
--Compersion: Polyamory Beyond Jealousy, Hypatia Space, ©2018.

*Poly INTERNET Resources:
http://polyinthemedia... – Poly In the Media, an outstanding collection of News articles all over the web. If it’s poly and in the news, it’s here!
http://www.lovemore.c... – “Loving More”, a national poly advocacy & outreach group.
http://www.morethantw... - A great Introductory website discussing all the Basics to Polyamory concepts.
https://www.facebook.... - "Learning Poly", a website with educational forums, instructional videos, & more.
http://louisaleontiad... - "Ask Louloria", a Polyamory Advice column.
http://www.modernpoly... – Modern Poly: a site with links to useful blogs, news, articles, and even an advice column.
http://www.polyamory.... – Online discussion forums about polyamory.
http://www.polyweekly... – Poly Weekly podcasts (web radio show).
http://www.polyamorys... – Website of the Polyamory Society.
http://polyadventures... - "Common Mistakes in Poly Relationships". A good resource.
http://www.openingup.... – Blog by Tristan Taomino. (See book section.) -- Collection of Polyamory articles and resources from
http://www.polyamoryo... -- Polyamory Online: articles & blogs.
http://www.solopoly.n... -- Solo Poly: articles about being single & poly and how to handle non-primary relationships.
http://www.polymatchm... – Polyamory online Dating site and personal ads. (Plus forums.) – A free mainstream dating site that happens to be "Poly-Friendly".
http://polyrolemodels... - Interviews with Leaders, movers and shakers in the Worldwide Polyamory community.
https://sexgeek.wordp... - "Tips for Triads"...good info for those in a polyfidelity triad or quad.
http://kimchicuddles.... - A famous, popular webcomic about Polyamory and related topics. (Drawn by a NC resident!)
https://kinseyinstitu... - Kinsey Institute Polyamory Archives - The Science of Polyamory
https://www.psycholog... - Psychology Today's polyamory collection

***NORTH CAROLINA & Regional Polyamory Resources and LOCAL Groups!***

North Carolina Statewide Polyamory Facebook News Page: http://www.facebook.c... - A statewide Newsfeed reporting North Carolina polyamory news, Events, etc.

NC Poly Facebook Chat/Discussion: https://www.facebook.... - An online forum & social network for NC Polyamorists, statewide.

Triangle Polyamory: Weekly Polyamory meet-ups, socials, and monthly discussion forums for the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Clayton, Hillsborough, Pittsboro, & Carrboro metro areas.
Updates & News also at

N.C. Gay/Bi Men's Nonmonogamy Discussion Group: –Social/support community providing a "Safe Space" for NC Gay, Bi, Trans & Pansexual Men to discuss Nonmonogamy, polyamory, & Open Relationships.

Bragg/Fayetteville Polyamory Meetup: - New polyamory meetup for the greater Bragg, Fayetteville, Lumberton, Laurinburg, Dunn, Pinehurst, etc, Region!

Piedmont Triad Polyamory: --Polyamory meet-up group for Greensboro, WinstonSalem, Burlington, HighPoint, Lexington, Asheboro, & Reidsville metro areas.

Charlotte Area Polyamory Network: -- Polyamory meet-up group for the greater Charlotte metro area, including outlying towns such as Gastonia, Concord, Rock Hill, Monroe, Mooresville, etc.

Jacksonville/Southeast NC Polyamory: – Jacksonville-based polyamory Meetup for Southeastern North Carolina area.

Western NC Polyamory: – Asheville-based polyamory Meetup for Western North Carolina Smoky Mountain region.

Foothills Polyamory: https://www.facebook.... - New Polyamory group for Northwestern NC area including Hickory, Boone, Lenoir, Wilkesboro, etc.

NC Polyamory Parenting & Families: https://www.facebook.... - New group for North Carolina Polyamorous Parents

Upstate SC Polyamory: - New Meetup for Upstate SC Polyamorists including Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Greer, etc.

Central SC Polyamory: - New Meetup for Central South Carolina Polyamorists based in Columbia, SC.

Myrtle Beach Polyamory: –New group serving Myrtle Beach, SC, and surrounding areas.

Table of Contents

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Local Poly-Friendly Professionals and Services February 19, 2019 10:03 AM anonymous
RULES December 27, 2018 12:31 PM anonymous
Group Description March 28, 2018 1:18 PM anonymous
Polyamory and Nonmonogamy Resources January 10, 2019 2:42 PM anonymous
New Welcome Message to Members June 4, 2012 2:11 PM anonymous
About The Triangle Area Polyamory Group October 1, 2012 3:02 PM anonymous

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