Category Archives: Explanations and definitions

  1. Slippery language and couple-centric polyamory


    October 6, 2013 by aggiesez

    This guest post is by Eve Rickert, who is co-authoring a new book on polyamory with Franklin Veaux. On the …
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  2. How I learned to stop worrying and love dating and FWB


    July 31, 2013 by aggiesez

    Labels are tricky things when it comes to describing how you connect intimately with other people — often because the …
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  3. The poly closet: It’s not just about you


    June 3, 2013 by aggiesez

    It’s Pride Month — hey, President Obama just proclaimed it so — and that’s not just for gay people. How …
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  4. The grownup test: Clear, frank communication and negotiation


    March 29, 2013 by aggiesez

    I flunked telepathy. In relationships, I function extremely well with information — and quite poorly without it. Perhaps the most …
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  5. Couple privilege: Having it doesn’t necessarily make you an asshole (but it might)


    February 5, 2013 by aggiesez

    It’s surprisingly hard to talk about any kind of privilege — and that’s no accident. Privilege lives in the background. …
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  6. Couple privilege: Your thoughts?


    December 3, 2012 by aggiesez

    No matter how egalitarian you are, privilege exists. We’re all soaking in it — even in the polyamorous/open relationship community. …
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  7. Why I say “non-primary,” not “secondary”


    November 30, 2012 by aggiesez

    I’m a writer and editor by profession, so I choose words carefully. In this blog I deliberately refer to “non-primary” …
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