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  1. Polyamory does not equal hierarchy (and why it’s a problem to talk as if it does)

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    October 31, 2014 by aggiesez

    It’s still pretty common to hear people habitually use hierarchical terms such as “primary/secondary” when discussing any polyamorous or otherwise …
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  2. Invitation not obligation: Bite-sized autonomy in action

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    October 28, 2014 by aggiesez

    I lead a pretty busy life — and so do, generally, my friends, and my partners. I also tend to …
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  3. Entering an existing relationship: What’s the problem?

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    September 9, 2014 by aggiesez

    It’s quite common for poly folk to talk about “entering an existing relationship.” I used to say that too. I …
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  4. The trouble with solo polyamory, in a word or two (Guest post by Lo Redkoan)

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    August 24, 2013 by aggiesez

    At my best, I sometimes say, “Well, if I gotta be alone at least I’m a helluva guy.” The problem …
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  5. How I learned to stop worrying and love dating and FWB

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    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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  6. What’s a metamour? On my terms

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    September 29, 2012 by aggiesez

    “Metamour” is an especially weird bit of poly-speak. But still, I think it’s a surprisingly useful and important term…

  7. What’s a primary partner? On my terms

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    September 20, 2012 by aggiesez

    Polyamory definitely has a language problem. So I’ll start defining how I’m using certain terms in this blog… One of …
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