How to Not Suck at Polyamory

Also a good read.

In the Flow (and sometimes not)

I have been in a transparent, honest relationship for almost 4 years and frequently encounter the same questions and comments.

  • Don’t you get jealous?
  • Don’t you get lonely?
  • What if he/she falls in love with someone else?
  • Was this his/her idea or yours?
  • I could NEVER do that. If my boyfriend was texting someone else, I’d freak.
  • Do you have a lot of threesomes?

A more “mainstream” title for my partner and I could be “polyamorous” or “in an open relationship”. . For the sake of simplicity, I’ll use the term “polyamory” for this article though I shy away from these terms in general because they have such judgments attached to them, usually with people jumping to the assumption that we just fuck random people all the time.

Yes – sometimes polyamory does mean sexual intimacy with others. However, brace yourself for this surprise  – sometimes  it doesn’t.  As a…

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About alaiyo0685

I'm a kind of quirky, pretty stubborn, way too opinionated, twenty-something, intellectual, introspective, queer, Black, female, in a polyamorous relationship, and this is where I try to figure out my life.

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