Monday, July 26, 2010


Last night I was watching Strange Sex on TLC (I think that’s the channel) Every week they talk about an new aspect of sex that is different in some way. Last night they talked about polyamory. I had never heard of this term before but it was very interesting topic. It is when a person or persons have more then one lover. (And every one knows about it) Sort of like an open marriage, I suppose. The show featured a woman who lives with 2 men. The 2 men were in love this one woman and they all live together. (The show didn’t mentioned if the men loved each other) The woman had a child with one of the men and all 3 of them raise the child together. It seemed like a very loving companionship. I imagine there has got to be some odd conflicts at times…ones the rest of us would not comprehend.

It was said the there are about 500,000 people who live this lifestyle in the US. Do you know anyone who lives like this? Would anyone here ever think about living in this type of relationship? Does anyone know anything about this? I would love to hear from you.


  1. There are a couple of bloggers who are in the polyamorous lifestyle.
    are dedicated polyamorists?? and has flirted with polyamory with bad results, mostly.

    I don't think I would like a dedicated three part relationship--too complicated. there is a really good Chinese movie from the 1990s called Raise the Red Lantern about a Chinese man who has a number of wives, but it's not exactly like a polyamorous relationship because the wives all live in separate places and they are sort of competing against one another.

  2. Thanks Tom... I will have to check that out. I just thought it was interesting and like you not sure I would be able to deal with the day to day demands of this type of relationship.

  3. I have read and seen people into this before. It is kind of similar to polygamy, but not. If you get on some of the alt lifestyle sites, like FetLife, you will see it a good bit. Here is a definition for you from Wikipedia that defines it pretty well.

    Polyamory is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.

    Polyamory, often abbreviated to poly, is sometimes described as consensual, ethical, or responsible non-monogamy. The word is occasionally used more broadly to refer to any sexual or romantic relationships that are not sexually exclusive, though there is disagreement on how broadly it applies; an emphasis on ethics, honesty, and transparency all around is widely regarded as the crucial defining characteristic.