108 - Solo Polyamory (Live Show)

108 - Solo Polyamory (Live Show)

Multiamory is in Portland! In this special, live-audience episode, we explore solo polyamory. The solo poly crowd is an often-misunderstood, yet significant portion of the non-monogamous community at large, and this week we uncover the many different ways solo polyamory can be practiced, examine couple privilege, and learn all about amatonormativity. 

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75 - Primary Partners and Priority in Polyamory

75 - Primary Partners and Priority in Polyamory

Whew, that's a lotta P's! After many discussions inspired by our solo polyamory episode a few weeks ago, we decided to revisit the topics of hierarchy and priority. Some people insist that a primary/secondary hierarchy is the only that works for long-term polyamory. After all, if you want a house, kids, and any other number of long-term relationship milestones, most people choose to do that with a single, primary partner. However, we argue that it is possible to enjoy these things either with one partner or multiple partners, but without resorting to establishing a rigid hierarchy. We explore the idea of organic priority within your relationships, rather than prescribing hierarchal roles. 

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73 - Solo Polyamory

73 - Solo Polyamory

What is solo polyamory? Ask anyone in the poly community, and you're bound to get a wide range of answers. Some people see solo polyamorists as "free agents" who keep all relationships at arm's length. Others identify as solo polyamorists because they don't want to be considered part of a couple, or because they don't want to subscribe to relationship hierarchy. In this episode, we puzzle over the myriad forms of solo polyamory, and how the solo polyamorist can avoid others trivializing their relationships. We also address a listener email and explore how solo polyamory can work with child-rearing.

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