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The Ethical Slut, Third Edition: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love By Janet W. Hardy, Dossie Easton Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399579660
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Published: Ten Speed Press - August 15th, 2017

The classic guide to love, sex, and intimacy beyond the limits of conventional monogamy has been fully updated to reflect today’s modern attitudes and the latest information on nontraditional relationships. 

More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory (More Than Two Essentials) By Franklin Veaux, Eve Rickert, Janet Hardy (Foreword by), Tatiana Gill (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Franklin Veaux, Eve Rickert, Janet Hardy (Foreword by), Tatiana Gill (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780991399703
Published: Thornapple Press - September 1st, 2014

Can you love more than one person? Have multiple romantic partners, without jealousy or cheating? Absolutely! Polyamorous people have been paving the way, through trial and painful error. Now there’s the new book More Than Two: A practical guide to ethical polyamory to help you find your own way.

Love's Not Color Blind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities By Kevin A. Patterson, Ruby Bouie Johnson (Foreword by) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781944934460
Published: Thornapple Press - March 30th, 2018

The issues that make monogamous dating daunting for people of color—shaming and exclusion by white partners, being fetishized, having realities of everyday racism ignored—occur in polyamorous relationships too, and trying “not to see race” only makes it worse.

This Heart Holds Many: My Life as the Nonbinary Millennial Child of a Polyamorous Family By Koe Creation, Dr. Elisabeth Sheff (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Koe Creation, Dr. Elisabeth Sheff (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781944934729
Published: Thorntree Press - March 29th, 2019

Many of us were asked by our mother to do the dishes as children. Perhaps some of us would need to be asked more than once. Koe Creation was the type who’d get asked three times, by three different mothers. Crowded parent-teacher conferences, queer youth summer camp, and parental adoptions over potluck dinner were typical of Koe’s upbringing in a queer, polyamorous family.

Opening Up: A Guide To Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships By Tristan Taormino Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781573442954
Published: Cleis Press - May 1st, 2008

Relationship expert and bestselling author Tristan Taormino offers a bold new strategy for creating loving, lasting relationships. Drawing on in-depth interviews with over a hundred women and men, Opening Up explores the real-life benefits and challenges of all styles of open relationships -- from partnered non-monogamy to solo polyamory.

Building Open Relationships: Your hands on guide to swinging, polyamory, and beyond! By Liz Powell Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692151594
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Published: Dr. Liz Powell - July 3rd, 2018

Have you read "that book" on non-monogamy and still wondered "But how do you actually DO this?"Are you totally great on the theory of open relationships, but feel like you don't know how it works in practice?Join Dr. Liz Powell, psychologist, speaker, and coach, as she draws from her education, research, and life experience to bring you Building Open Relationships.

The Jealousy Workbook: Exercises and Insights for Managing Open Relationships By Kathy Labriola Cover Image
ISBN: 9780937609637
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Published: Greenery Press (CA) - September 1st, 2013

A counselor and nurse specializing in polyamorous singles, couples and groupings, Kathy Labriola has spent many years helping people to understand and manage their jealousy. This book is a compendium of the techniques and exercises she has developed, as well as tips and insights from the polyamory community's top educators, therapists and authors.

When Someone You Love Is Polyamorous: Understanding Poly People and Relationships (Thorntree Fundamentals) By Dr. Elisabeth Sheff Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780996460187
Published: Thorntree Press - March 1st, 2016

Having a friend or family member come out to you as polyamorous can be confusing and stressful. Chances are, you have a lot of questions: Is this just a phase? Won’t they settle down someday? What’s going to happen to their kids? Do I have to invite all their partners over for Thanksgiving dinner?

The Polyamorists Next Door: Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships and Families By Elisabeth Sheff Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442253100
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - July 10th, 2015

This book introduces polyamorous families and explains how they come to be, manage the ins and outs of daily family life, and cope with the challenges they face both within their families and from society at large. Sheff investigates the polyamorous household and reveals its advantages, its disadvantages, and the lives of those living in them.

Undoing Monogamy: The Politics of Science and the Possibilities of Biology By Angela Willey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822361596
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Published: Duke University Press - May 13th, 2016

In Undoing Monogamy Angela Willey offers a radically interdisciplinary exploration of the concept of monogamy in U.S. science and culture, propelled by queer feminist desires for new modes of conceptualization and new forms of belonging.

A Therapist's Guide to Consensual Nonmonogamy: Polyamory, Swinging, and Open Marriage By Rhea Orion Cover Image
ISBN: 9781138207462
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Published: Routledge - March 7th, 2018

Consensual nonmonogamy (CNM) means that all partners in a relationship consent to expanded monogamy or polyamory. Clinicians are on the front line in providing support for the estimated millions pioneering these modern relationships. This first available guide for therapists provides answers to prevalent questions: What is the difference between expanded monogamy and polyamory?

Ask Me About Polyamory: The Best of Kimchi Cuddles By Tikva Wolf, Sophie Labelle (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Tikva Wolf, Sophie Labelle (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780996460118
Published: Thornapple Press - September 15th, 2016

A hilarious and touching comic about polyamory, queer, and genderqueer issues. If your relationships or your gender are unconventional, you’ll find useful advice and plenty of laughs in this compilation of the wildly popular webcomic Kimchi Cuddles.

Love's Refraction: Jealousy and Compersion in Queer Women's Polyamorous Relationships By Jillian Deri Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442628694
Published: University of Toronto Press - March 18th, 2015

In Love's Refraction, Jillian Deri explores the distinctive question of how and why polyamorists - people who practice consensual non-monogamy - manage jealousy. Her focus is on the polyamorist concept of "compersion" - taking pleasure in a lover's other romantic and sexual encounters.

Vanishing Twins: A Marriage By Leah Dieterich Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781593762919
Published: Soft Skull - September 4th, 2018

"[Dieterich's] writing is crisp and intelligent . . . She writes about her own reckoning with her sexuality and exploration of queer identity without becoming pat or coy, giving readers intimate access to her fears and conflicting emotions." --NPR

The Polyamory Breakup Book: Causes, Prevention, and Survival By Kathy Labriola, Dossie Easton (Foreword by), Lacey Johnson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kathy Labriola, Dossie Easton (Foreword by), Lacey Johnson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781944934811
Published: Thornapple Press - October 4th, 2019

Polyamory is not always easy. With multiple partners often come more complex relationships to navigate. This practical guide looks at the common causes of polyamorous breakups, identifies strategies to avoid ending relationships, and provides you with the toolkit to survive a breakup. Kathy Labriola uses real life examples and expert insight as a counselor and nurse.

Open Love: The Complete Guide to Open Relationships, Polyamory, and More By Axel Neustädter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9783959852838
Published: Bruno Gmuender - February 1st, 2019

Who do we love? Who can we love? And how many? With "Open Love," Axel Neust dter explores the possibilities and reveals the secrets of non-monogamous gay love. Fuck buddies, platonic friendships, spiritual partnerships: these are some of the possibilities beyond the traditional monogamous couple.

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ISBN: 9781944934422
Published: Thornapple Press - October 6th, 2017

Even in progressive families and communities, people who practice nonmonogamy are susceptible to misinformation and accusations of moral and emotional failings. Facing this requires its own coming out and education process. In this guide, Tamara Pincus and Rebecca Hiles provide a roadmap for explaining the expansive intricacies of the consensual nonmonogamy spectrum.

The Game Changer: A Memoir of Disruptive Love By Franklin Veaux, AV Flox (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Franklin Veaux, AV Flox (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780991399758
Published: Thorntree Press - September 1st, 2015

Franklin and Celeste’s open marriage seemed perfectly safe—until the day Amber entered his life and showed them why the heart does not obey rules.

Discover the secrets to successful open relationships. A Happy Life in an Open Relationship is a handbook to healthy nonmonogamous relationships.

Wide Open: My Adventures in Polyamory, Open Marriage, and Loving on My Own Terms By Gracie X, Carol Queen (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Gracie X, Carol Queen (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781626250581
Published: New Harbinger Publications - September 1st, 2015

At a time when society no longer imposes many sexual taboos, why is open marriage still considered beyond the pale? Written by Gracie X, Wide Open is an enthusiastic, honest, and sometimes raw account of one woman's experience living polyamorously within the context of her average American family.

Polyamorous: Living and Loving More By Jenny Yuen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781459740402
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Published: Dundurn Press - December 11th, 2018

A look at how people are giving themselves a choice to love another way.

Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future of Polyqueer Sexualities (Intersections #13) By Mimi Schippers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781479886227
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Published: New York University Press - August 16th, 2016

A man and woman are in an open relationship. They have agreed that having sexual partners outside of their relationship is permissible. One night, when her partner is in another city, the woman has sex with the man's best friend. What does this mean for their relationship?

Designer Relationships: A Guide to Happy Monogamy, Positive Polyamory, and Optimistic Open Relationships By Mark A. Michaels, Patricia Johnson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781627781473
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Published: Cleis Press - September 8th, 2015

Contemporary relationships are in a state of rapid evolution. These changes can and should empower people with the opportunity to develop partnerships based on their own sexualities, understandings, and agreements.

The Art and Etiquette of Polyamory: A Hands-on Guide to Open Sexual Relationships By Françoise Simpère Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616081935
Published: Skyhorse - February 8th, 2011

The idea of open relationships seduces more and more men and women who wish to foster a healthy partnership while maintaining multiple lovers. The Art and Etiquette of Polyamory helps couples who want to better understand, or to begin an exploration of, the emotional, sexual, and intellectual mores of polyamory.

Redefining Our Relationships: Guidelines for Responsible Open Relationships By Wendy-O Matik Cover Image
ISBN: 9781587900150
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Published: Regent Press - March 1st, 2020

Don't let the title fool you. this IS a serious, thoughtful (and thought-provoking) comprehensive introduction to, and examination of, a much misunderstood and misused practice. But more than that, it is a witty, provocative, damn fine read, with as much to offer to the faithfully monogamous as to those looking for a bit more out of life, love and relationships. Go on. Dive in.

The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory: Everything You Need to Know About Open Relationships, Non-Monogamy, and Alternative Love By Dedeker Winston Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510712089
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Published: Skyhorse - February 7th, 2017

Here is an intelligent and comprehensive guide to alternative to monogamy offering relationship advice that might change your ideas about sex, love, and relationships.

This practical guidebook will help women break free of the mold of traditional monogamy, without the constraints of jealousy, possessiveness, insecurity, and competition.

Many Love: A Memoir of Polyamory and Finding Love(s) By Sophie Lucido Johnson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501189784
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Published: Gallery Books - June 26th, 2018

“A fast-paced debut… A candid, modern take on polyamory for fans of memoirs and graphic novels, and anyone interested in stories of dating, love, and romance.” —Library Journal

After trying for years to emulate her boomer parents’ forty-year and still-going-strong marriage, Sophie realized that maybe the love she was looking for was down a road l