Poly in the UK
Polyamory resources for the United Kingdom
See Poly links on bi.org for
Websites and fora
- Polytical: Ethical non-monogamy in the UK
- Poly Counselling UK
- http://polycounsellinguk.wordpress.com/ UK counselling and therapy relating to polyamory and openly non-monogamous relationships.
5th - 7th October 2012 in Dorset
Polyday was 16th June 2012 in London
See also Polytical Local Events for times and places
Poly UK Events calendar
Websites and email lists
- A members only email list for polyamorous people.
See http://bi.org/uk-poly/ or e-mail
- A group for people already involved in polyamory who are interested in making polyamory more widely known about, to reduce discrimination against poly people. See http://groups.google.com/group/polyactivists
- Poly Pride UK
- discuss and organise a visible Poly presence at Pride events in the UK. See
- uk poly quakers
- for Poly Quakers https://groups.google.com/group/polyquakers
- Scotland based Polyamorists http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scots-poly/
Social networking connections
- Fetlife (for people interested in BDSM)
- The Polyamory project by Jemima Willcox
- Documentary inteviews
- Threesome by Nash Popovic
- Three people, from different ethnic backgrounds, fall in love with each other. Can such a relationship survive in a world designed for couples?
- Understanding Non-Monogamies Edited by Meg Barker and Darren Langdridge
- Most social scientific work on intimate relationships has assumed a monogamous structure, or has considered anything other than monogamy only in the context of 'infidelity'. Yet, in recent years there has been a growing interest among researchers and the public in exploring various patterns of intimacy that involve open non-monogamy. This volume gathers contributions from academics, activists, and practitioners throughout the world to explore non-monogamous relationships. Featuring both empirical and theoretical pieces, contributors examine the history and cultural basis of various forms of non-monogamy, experiences of non-monogamous living, psychological understandings of relationship patterns, language and emotion, the discursive construction of mono-normativity as well as issues of race, class, disability, sexuality and gender. This volume will be of interest to academics and practitioners working in the social sciences and anyone who is seeking greater insight into the intricacies of non-monogamous relationships.
- The Spectre of Promiscuity by Christian Klesse
- Wide-ranging research suggests that partners in gay male and bisexual relationships do not necessarily expect monogamy, or see it as an important issue. Although the frequency of gay male and bisexual non-monogamous partnerships tends to be widely acknowledged in social science literature, these relationships have rarely been explored in more detail. By providing rich empirical data, thoughtful analysis and theoretical debate, this book makes a significant contribution to the sociological literature on sexual and intimate relationships. More specifically it explores the diversity of gay male and bisexual relationship practices in the context of heteronormative citizenship and intra-social movement conflict, and highlights the complexity of power relations that circumscribe queer people's relationships and sexual lives. Written in an accessible and engaging manner, The Spectre of Promiscuity provides important insights for further studies on sexual culture, discourse, citizenship, politics and ethics.
- Love is Infinite
- A realistic, from-the-inside look at ethical non-monogamy, through the eyes of a young female polyamorist.
Archive material of note
- Open Fidelity
- Breaking the Barriers to Desire: Polyamory, Polyfidelity and Non-monogamy -- new approaches to multiple relationships
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