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Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
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  • Children of baby boomers – born near the peak of the sexual revolution (1970s)
  • Lifetime range 0-4,327 (average 64; median 21.5; mode 20) Last year range 0-200 (average 4.9; median 3; mode 2) Current range 0-20 (average 2.4; 2 median; 2 mode)
  • Single/Never Married 24.5% Divorced/Separated 22.2% Married/Domestic Partner 55%
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    • 1. Polyamorous Behaviors of Non-Poly Identified Peoples
    • 2. Young Luo Polygynous Family
    • 3.  
    • 4. Husband 2nd Wife 4th Wife 3rd Wife 1st Wife Grandmother & Young Children Main Entrance Luo Compound Unmarried Sons Private Entrance
    • 5. Luo Compound -- Main Entrance
    • 6. Luo Compound--Private Entrance
    • 7. Maasai Polygynous Triad
    • 8. Maasai Compound
    • 9. Huli Polygynist
    • 10. Huli Men’s House
    • 11. Huli Co-Wives House
    • 12. Huli Men
    • 13. Enga Women with their Pigs
    • 14. Sweet Potato Garden
    • 15. African-American Triad
    • 16. Multiple Partner Survey March 19 – April 4, 2008 (2 ½ weeks) 716 completed surveys (99.6% completion) 50 Questions
    • 17. Poly Cultural Conventions
      • Embrace Poly Culture
      • Jealousy Management
      • Compersion
      • NRE Management
      • Disclosure
        • Transparency
        • Consensuality
    • 18. Age Average – 39 Median – 38 Mode – 38 Range 19-74
    • 19. Sex
    • 20. Sexual Orientation
    • 21. Education
    • 22. Current Religious Practice
    • 23. Number of Partners
    • 24. Relationship Patterns
    • 25. Residence Patterns
    • 26. Marital Status
    • 27. Polyamory Affiliation
      • Books and Publications
      • Leaders and Spokespeople
      • Language and Cultural Practices
    • 28. Books and Publications
      • Love without Limits – 61%
      • The Ethical Slut – 84%
      • Loving More Magazine – 57%
      • None – 12%
    • 29. Leaders and Spokespeople
      • Deborah (Taj) Anapol – 45%
      • Oberon Zell – 33%
      • Robyn Trask –32%
      • Nan Wise –24%
      • Sasha and Janet Lessin – 21%
      • None – 37%
    • 30. Language & Cultural Practices
      • NRE (New Relationship Energy) – 67%
      • Compersion – 67%
      • Transparency – 50%
      • NVC (Non-violent Com.) –22%
      • None 17%
    • 31. Definitions of Polyamory
      • Responsible/ethical/honest non-monogamy
      • Having sex with more than one man
      • A deep, emotional, sometimes physical relationship with more than one partner simultaneously
      • Relationship with multiple people in which everyone knows about each other and is okay about it.
      • Having multiple concurrent romantic relationships with the full informed, uncoerced consent of all parties.
    • 32. More Poly Definitions
      • Believing that we can love more than one person at the same time, with or without sexual engagement.
      • An exploration into conscious relating that doesn't subscribe to the conventional paradigm of lifelong marriage. Rather than revolving around the couple, it revolves around the individual as a whole and evolving person. Based on non-possessive love.
    • 33. Do you experience jealousy when your partner/lover appears interested in someone new?
      • Females – 54%
      • Males – 39%
      • Poly Enculturated – 53%
      • Single Heterosexuals – 67%
      • Gay Men – 67%
      • Bisexual Women – 52%
    • 34. When my partner tells me what a good time they had with one of their lovers, I feel happy for them.
      • Females – 76%
      • Males – 84%
      • Poly Enculturated – 81%
      • Single Heterosexuals – 63%
      • Gay Men – 67%
      • Bisexual Women – 81%
    • 35. It varies: sometimes I'm genuinely happy for them (both), sometimes I have to force myself to be realistic so as to not feel jealous. Sometimes I'm openly jealous and sometimes I feel indifferent. Compersion Comments It depends on whether I've met and liked the other person. My boyfriend tends to chose poorly for himself, so I'm suspicious until I meet this new person. My husband has no other partners.
    • 36. More Compersion Comments
      • It's complicated. :-) I am happy that my partner had a great time. But that doesn't mean that hearing all of the details is particularly easy.
      • Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. Usually depends on where I am with my own insecurities.
    • 37. I try to limit my activities with other lovers so that they will not replace/displace my primary relationship .
      • Females – 32%
      • Males – 34%
      • Poly Enculturated – 24%
      • Single Heterosexuals – 34%
      • Gay Men – 30%
      • Bisexual Women – 29%
    • 38. As for sharing intimate details about other partners/lovers, I find that “ don ’ t ask, don ’ t tell ” is the best practice.
      • Females – 14%
      • Males – 15%
      • Poly Enculturated – 8.6%
      • Single Heterosexuals – 40%
      • Gay Men – 40%
      • Bisexual Women – 11%
    • 39. When I connect with someone new I find it very difficult to interact romantically with my other partner(s).
      • Females – 4%
      • Males – 2%
      • Poly Enculturated – 4%
      • Single Heterosexuals – 9%
      • Gay Men – 10%
      • Bisexual Women – 3%
    • 40. My dream/current reality is being part of a residential group marriage.
      • Females – 38%
      • Males – 49%
      • Poly Enculturated – 40%
      • Single Heterosexuals – 16%
      • Gay Men – 30%
      • Bisexual Women – 42%
    • 41. Conclusions
      • Poly – Enculturated and Bisexual Women have similar patterns regarding their views and practices re: jealousy, compersion and disclosure.
      • Males tend to be less jealous and more compersive than Females
      • Single Heterosexuals and Gay Men are the most jealous and the least transparent.
      • Group Marriage is not an ideal/goal for the majority of respondents.
    • 42. Observations
      • All practitioners seek to keep the good things they have while accessing more love, (sexual) intimacy and attention.
      • Those who are part of subcultures that embrace transparency and value compersion engage in these beliefs and behaviors as a means to retain all that they value.

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