The terms “Consensual non-monogamy (CNM)” or “Ethical non-monogamy (ENM)” have been cropping up in social media increasingly over the last decade. These are umbrella terms used to denote any relationship dynamic other than monogamy: including swinging, polyamory, and open or monogamish relationships. It is often used to talk about any…

Once upon a time, for this is how all good stories start, there were two definitions in the a wood. On the one side is a definition of a relationship and on the other a definition of an individual.

  1. Polyamory/us: a relationship in which there are multiple concurrent loving relationships.

NRE — New Relationship Energy. Or maybe you prefer the term ‘limerence’. Or ‘the honeymoon period’. Whatever you call it you’ve likely experienced that unique blend of dopamine and norepinephrine, during the start of a new romantic connection. The attraction, obsessive thoughts, fantasies, seemingly unquenchable desire…

For the polyamorous —…

Running a ‘giveaway’ is a great tool for growing your brand’s online following. The concept is really simple: you offer up some free, physical perks to your audience, and ask them to do some level of engagement to ‘enter’ the draw — following you account, liking or sharing a post…

*This essay assumes knowledge of polyamory and non-monogamy, and uses language that some readers may be unfamiliar with. There are quotes used in this article which are approximations and anonymized for use.

The ‘Relationship Escalator’ is a term coined in 2012 by Amy Gahran, under her pen-name Aggie Sez. As…

The concept of a sliding scale is simple: the cost of an item, service or event is not fixed but instead is contingent on a variable associated with the consumer. Here is everything you need to know to implement it.

It’s 2021, and if you aren’t using a sliding scale for your products, you are behind the times! Whether its for events, conferences, maybe the consulting fees you offer, or educational courses you run, or event the item prices on your website, the sliding scale approach in on the rise…

On 22nd Nov 2020, Aaliyah Paris, a sexuality & anti-racist educator, and birth doula in training turned to Instagram to share her story of narcissistic abuse at the hands of self-proclaimed polyamorous guru Jeremie Saunders. She called on the polyamorous community to stand in solidarity with her. She demanded accountability…

The yuletide holidays are going to look different this year! With many people facing illness, distance and isolation over the Christmas period, it’s hard to know how to approach this season of good will. But online, the holidays offer the opportunity for reconnecting. …

This is the definitive list of the best polyamorous podcasts for 2021! Whether you are interested in knowing more about polyamory, a seasoned polyamorous lover, or just interested in expanding you listening, this is for you.

Polyamory: is the practice of, or desire for, intimate relationships with more than one…

Claire Louise Travers

Claire Louise Travers is a writer, podcaster, and humanitarian aid worker. She writes on Medium about polyamory, ethical aid, and international development

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