I’ve noticed a bit of a disturbing trend and shift in people calling themselves polyamorous, when what they really mean is polysexual.
I’ve also noticed that in several articles that I’ve read recently that there is a playing down or complete removal of the love component from the writers views about polyamory.
So I’m really beginning to wonder what’s actually happening out there, in the ever expanding landscape of ethical non-monogamy and relationship anarchy; Is love now officially a dirty word?
Continue reading “From Poly with Love?”
I’ve been at my new job for almost three weeks so far, I’ve been more open about my poly nature as and when the questions have been asked by a few of my closer colleagues. All of them to date have accepted it at face value and just continued with the conversation after responses such as “Oh cool” or “I thought you had a wife, how does having a girlfriend as well work?”. At which point I elaborate as required.
I’m sure I’ll run into a negative response at some point in the future, but I guess I’ll just have to cross that bridge as and when it happens.
Continue reading “Polystress”
Life has been somewhat busy for the last few months, I’ve completed a large complex two year project for my last client and moved on to a new client this week.
I’ve been staying with my girlfriends family during the week for the last three months and they’ve been wonderful and accepting, but I have missed my own space. That’s why I’m really happy about just moving into a new flat, which has been a bit of an additional challenge while changing jobs.
Continue reading “Back to work again…”
I had a bit of a revelation earlier this week surround this very simple word “Sorry” and it’s personal meaning for me.
As a word it can be used in so many different ways; to express sadness, sympathy, disappointment, polite refusal and of course an apology.
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One of the most critical parts of polyamory is being completely open, honest and truthful about sexual history and activity. A polycule is only as stong as the weakest link, it just takes one person doing something irresponsible to bring the whole world crashing down.
Continue reading “The Danger Of Using STI Risk To Control Others”
I’ve found myself using the phrase “It’s complicated.” quite a lot in the past few months, because it’s true.
There’s lots going on in my life at the moment and I can’t help feeling that most of it is really beyond my control.
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We all wear masks in some shape or form, it’s only when someone drops their mask that we truly see them for who they are.
During my life I have personally worn many masks and projected various personas at different times. Some for quite a while and others in or under particular situations.
Continue reading “Behind the mask”
No matter how good you or your partners think you are at being open and polyamorus there is bound to be a time that you feel jealous.
The key with jealousy is not avoiding or denying it, but dealing with it when it arrives. Don’t ignore it, don’t shut it away in the back of your mind, it will grow.
Talking about jealousy is extremely important because it matters. It will affect everyone in the relationships.
Continue reading “Jealousy – Face the facts”
I read a quote this morning and it started me thinking. It’s just one of those simple mem quotes we find all over the Internet.
“If a man expects a woman to be an angel in his life, he must first create heaven for her. Angel’s don’t live in hell.”
Continue reading “Heaven and Hell”