polyamory

Ask Erin: I Can't Handle The Sexual Dynamics Of My Relationship

Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Why can’t I be happy with someone who cares about me even if the sex isn’t what I’d like? Or is this the relationship dynamic? 
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Can You Brie There For Me?: Polyamory & My Eating Disorder

Caring for someone with an eating disorder can be incredibly stressful, so it's also vital that you have your own support structuring in place.

I didn't tell them there were four individuals in the rapidly sinking ship that was our polyamory relationship: myself, him, her, and my eating disorder.

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Ask Erin: Does My Boyfriend Want A Polyamorous Relationship? 

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A polyamorous relationship requires the desire and consent of all parties involved. So let's talk about your bodyfriend wanting a polyamorous relationship.

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Ask Erin: Am I Polyamorous?

What is unhealthy is trying to force your square-shaped relationship into a round hole.

Am I polyamorous? Am I just f*cked up from all the things in my past? Was I just so sexually repressed, that I just need to fulfill this need before I can "settle down" and have a normal relationship?

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Why Are We So Obsessed With Monogamy?

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So why monogamy and not polyamory? Why not love as many people as you can?

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How Being Poly Saved Me From The World

Love is not an all-consuming addiction to a person.

When I was young, I ate ravenously the fruits of the world — all poisoned and rotten as they were — and internalized the thirty-second soundbites o

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I'm Here, I'm Queer, HELP ME

I’ve been transported back to high school, back to the time between fifteen, when I got my first kiss, and seventeen, when I started to date.

Over the past few months, my partner, Christopher, and I had continuously kicked around the idea of introducing other people into our relationship. Contrary to stereotype, these talks weren’t centered around satisfying his fantasy of sleeping with two women — though he certainly didn’t mind the idea. No, we spit-balled ideas about other women for my sake, to see how I could explore my queer identity within the context of our commitment.

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Dating A Man Doesn't Negate My Queerness

Still here. Still queer. Image: Liz Lazzara.

If you see me with my partner, you’ll more than likely think that I’m a straight girl in a heterosexual relationship — and there’s nothing I hate more. Being with a man seems to negate my sexuality, rendering it secret or private when I’m anything but.

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Dating A Man Doesn't Negate My Queerness

Still here. Still queer. Image: Liz Lazzara.

If you see me with my partner, you’ll more than likely think that I’m a straight girl in a heterosexual relationship — and there’s nothing I hate more. Being with a man seems to negate my sexuality, rendering it secret or private when I’m anything but.

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On Activism: An Open Letter To My Peoples

I love you. Image: Llywelyn Nys/Unsplash.

And when you're multiply marginalized and know how much work there is to be done in the struggle for liberation, how few people are doing it, and that our lives literally depend on it, it can feel like you’re letting your people down.

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