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May 15, 2016 / Communication, Fidelity, Intimacy, non-monogamy, relationship structures

PolyAnna’s Musings: Relationships as group projects

Sometimes people seem to think that relationships, because they involve sex or love or both are some kind of a special snowflake. That they require some magic sauce. That they are mysteriously going t

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February 1, 2016 / Chosen family, Intimacy, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, relationship structures

PolyAnna’s musings: Please stop with “the most”

So hey there! I know I have been a stranger. Turns out being on the board of an emerging 501 c 3 is rather time consuming. That said, I am back and going to try to do more writing in 2016. Today I

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October 10, 2014 / Communication, Intimacy, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, relationship structures

Letting go of the violent relationship language

I've been working on my presentations for my upcoming workshops. It's been amazing. Yesterday, rereading some wise words written by dawn of Erotic Awakenings, it occurred to me. We do our relationship

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August 27, 2014 / Chosen family, Intimacy, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, relationship structures

PolyAnna’s Musings: History and Now

So last week my husband and I helped move his girlfriend. It was fun. It was also crazy hot and humid and she lived up several flights of stairs. Thankfully she moved to a flat. The physical act of

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February 17, 2014 / emotional intimacy, Intimacy, non-monogamy, physical intimacy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, relationship structures

PolyAnna’s Musings: Chicken or Egg– Orientation or Choice

Orientation or Choice? Choice or Orientation? Both? Neither? It is well and duly established that I do not like labels. There, I said it again. That said, I am not sure I like circular questions

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November 28, 2013 / admin, Chosen family, Communication, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, relationship structures

Two “unrelated” events

Recently, two seemingly unrelated events that happened a couple of weeks apart connected in my mind in one of those moments of insight that occasionally come to me unexpectedly. The first was the p

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November 28, 2013 / admin, Communication, non-monogamy, Polyamory, relationship structures

A note from Lucar

As I look back through this website, I am proud of the content that we have created. It is good and relevant and well thought out... but I am also shocked to see that it has been six months since I ha

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September 13, 2013 / Chosen family, emotional intimacy, Fidelity, Intimacy, non-monogamy, physical intimacy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, relationship structures

Ask Polyana: Do Swingers move to Poly or do Polys more often move to Swinging?

Question: Do Swingers more often move on to Poly or do Poly people more often become Swingers? Answer: I have no idea... Really I don't. I think it is easier to let people self identify and then as

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September 11, 2013 / emotional intimacy, Intimacy, non-monogamy, physical intimacy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, relationship structures

Envy, Compersion, and Jealousy

Envy, Compersion, and Jealousy are what we sometimes call the 3 cousins. I am fascinated by the discussions that occur around these emotions. As is our tradition at our local poly meeting, we discuss

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March 18, 2013 / Chosen family, Communication, Fidelity, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, relationship structures

PolyAnna’s Musings: Radar Love Part 2

So I want to revisit my last post. I am fully aware that the idea of a radar isn't a perfect image for how we can work to redefine our relationships. The opportunity for geeking out is huge. It is a b

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