MindPop 42: Polyamory

Polyamory. If you’ve been paying any attention lately, you’ve probably heard the term. TV shows, books, magazines, and social media are abuzz with what appears to be widescale experimentation in consensual non-monogamy. But what does it mean? Where did the idea come from? How is it different than swinging, friends-with-benefits, having a side piece, or any of the other possible sexual arrangements? Christopher Gleason, author of American Poly: A History, explains.

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Music credit: Glasstress by Max Casacci and Daniele Mana/ spoken word audio added to the original Creative Commons License

Photo: Boston, Massachusetts, April 2008