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Is monogamy on the way out?

Polyamorists believe their time has come. But the fact is that Americans continue to see infidelity as an evil. When the fight for gay marriage began to gain traction back in the early years of the last decade, social conservative critics usually went beyond denying that marriage could be redefined […]

Isn’t it time we admitted we’re all a bit polyamorous?

Monogamy is rare, no matter what we might tell ourselves. We need a new currency of commitment. Back in April, Helen Croydon’s New Statesman article entitled “Screw The Fairytale” sparked quite some heated debate from vociferous defenders of the ideal exclusive lifelong partnership. I too have faced occasionally challenging and […]

The Logic of Polyamory

“A survey commissioned by USA Network of 18-34 year olds in four cities (Austin, Omaha, Nashville, and Phoenix) found that 10 percent of respondents endorsed multiple partners within a marriage, ‘each of whom fulfills a need in your life,’” reports Leah Lebresco in her reflection on the failures of “polyamory” […]

Multiple Lovers, Without Jealousy

Polyamorous people still face plenty of stigmas, but some studies suggest they handle certain relationship challenges better than monogamous people do. When I met Jonica Hunter, Sarah Taub, and Michael Rios on a typical weekday afternoon in their tidy duplex in Northern Virginia, a very small part of me worried […]

BioWare Games & Polyamorous Relationships

By this point, most gamers are well aware of the romance stuff BioWare games have come to be known for, from Mass Effect to Dragon Age. For better or worse, improving in-game romance has become a major pillar of development over at BioWare, and at last week’s GaymerX panel, the […]