Earlier this month, in a charmingly dingy community centre in south London, people gathered to talk about polyamory. The organisers think Polyday is the biggest non-monogamy event in Europe — and in its four years, this was the biggest.
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Polyamory has just gone mainstream in BBC1's primetime drama Polyamory dating sites Bristoland you couldn't help but wonder if some of the crowd had decided to attend while choking down their Merlot and Oxford today online Chips. That is to say, the crowd wasn't just the likely suspects.
There were some tasselled waistcoats and flares, sure, and some fluorescent hairstyles — but there was also: all sorts. There were retired folk in cardigans; sleek, almost-famous actors; parents and children; millenials-who-can't-buy-homes-because-they-drink-too-many-oat-milk-flat-whites.
Some were polyamorous veterans, experienced at having concurrent, committed intimate relationships.
Others were taking their first steps away from the monogamous Polyamory dating sites Bristol. Ethical non-monogamy an umbrella term encompassing varied relationship styles that fall outside monogamous coupledom seems to be on the up. Over the past five years, "polyamory" has become ten times more popular as a UK Google search, and there's also now a dating app dedicated to alternative relationships. Waiting for the event to start, attendees sitess convivial not-so-small talk about love sjtes sex.
Polyday was a conference of sorts, Polyamory dating sites Bristol workshops and talks on topics from "the history of polyamory", to "consent culture", to "people of Polyamory dating sites Bristol and polyamory". In "Polyamory ", people shared their experiences with a vulnerability and generosity of spirit that is scarcely seen among strangers. During the "speed-friending" session, we shared names and pronouns, then discussed quite existential questions — both relating to polyamory and not.
One of the prompts during "speed-friending" was, "Is polyamory an identity, or a desirable behaviour, or something else? In her session on the history of polyamory, sex academic Kate Lister took us on a Nsa Royal Tunbridge Wells forum tour of human sexuality.
And crucially, that it isn't our only, or necessarily best, option — even though it's presented as such in modern Western culture. Among the Bari people of Venezuela, Lister told us, it is common for pregnant women to have sex with various men — all of whom share parental responsibility.
Unlike monogamy's configuration, which is supposed to be straightforward but usually isn't, polyamory is a malleable concept. It comes with its own vocabulary, said facilitator Eunice Hung, because "we live in a society that trains us to talk about love and relationships in a certain way". Some people identify as "solopoly", meaning they tend not to be part of a couple or other relationship "unit".
They may have intimate relationships, but place great importance on personal autonomy.
Other people have a "nesting relationship" — one that is cohabiting and closely entwined. This relationship is likely to be someone's "primary" relationship, but not necessarily. Some people practise "kitchen table" poly, which refers to poly wites where everyone involved in a network of relationships — even if they're not all intimate — is friendly with each. And that "network" of connected non-monogamous relationships is often called a "polycule".
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