When Your Parents Are Polyamorous
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by Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CSE
1w ago
When parents tell kids they've decided to become consensually nonmonogamous, the kids will have questions. Children living in polyfamilies offer these 5 tips for navigating the change ..read more
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Fat and Sexy: How Body Positivity Is Smashing Fat Phobia
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by Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CSE
2M ago
Tips for clinicians who want to provide culturally competent care for fat clients ..read more
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The Truth About Breath Play and Choking During Sex
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by Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CSE
4M ago
What is the difference between choking or strangulation and breath play? A few answers: legality, execution, and risk ..read more
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Women Transforming Public Sex
Psychology Today » The Polyamorists Next Door
by Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CSE
4M ago
While public sex is nothing new, the ways in which women are taking charge of their own public sexual interactions are transforming the public sexual landscape ..read more
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Queer Families Need Planning for Loved Ones’ Deaths
Psychology Today » The Polyamorists Next Door
by Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CSE
6M ago
Dealing with death can be tricky, but even more so for queer families whose relationships might not be legally recognized. Planning makes a huge difference ..read more
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Sex Positivity as an Antidote to Shame
Psychology Today » The Polyamorists Next Door
by Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CSE
9M ago
Sex positivity can help to counter the impacts of shame ..read more
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What's the Hierarchy in Multiple-Partner Relationships?
Psychology Today » The Polyamorists Next Door
by Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CSE
10M ago
Hierarchy is hard to escape completely in consensual nonmonogamous relationships, as it pops up even if partners say it's not there ..read more
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Consensual NonMonogamies and Pride
Psychology Today » The Polyamorists Next Door
by Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CSE
11M ago
Some question if CNM qualifies as queer and should be included in Pride festivities, which could help with visibility, rights, and protection from discrimination ..read more
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Polygamy, Group Marriage, Polyamory, Relationship Anarchy
Psychology Today » The Polyamorists Next Door
by Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CSE
1y ago
Some consensually nonmonogamous relationships, like polygamy, group marriage, polyamory, and relationship anarchy, focus on the group as the center of the relationship ..read more
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Untangling Types of Couple-Focused Consensual Nonmonogamies
Psychology Today » The Polyamorists Next Door
by Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CSE
1y ago
Some consensually nonmonogamous relationships—swinging, monogamish, and hierarchical polyamory—center on a primary couple. That is great for some and offensive to others ..read more
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