Polyamory 101

Polyamory Workshop at York University

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Polyamory 101 Workshop

Feeling very grateful about presenting at Women and Trans Centre (York University) @ Glendon College last night! Such an amazingly open, deep and loving group of people. It was an absolute pleasure connecting and teaching!

Want to know more about Poly?

Most of us have been raised with the cultural expectations of meeting a soul mate, falling in love and living happily ever after while being monogamous throughout the length of the marriage. This approach works for some but, unfortunately, not for others.

Often, I hear people tell me – “I fell in love with him, I feel so guilty as I’m married!” or “I’m so in lust with this woman, I feel like I’m betraying my wife even though I didn’t act on my feelings.” This happens more often than we think… After all, according to “Sex at Dawn” authors only 3% of mammals are monogamous. So monogamy as  lifestyle is a socially conditioned model and is not 100% natural to humans.

What do we do with this issue? This is a question each of us can answer for ourselves… I’m not advocating for or against monogamy or alternative relationship lifestyles, yet it’s always good to understand what is true to you / your loved ones and try to embrace the lifestyle that fit your views and preferences the best.

Some people choose to not limit the amount of love they romantically feel towards others. This type of open relationship model is called Polyamory.

Polyamory is a consensually open, alternative relationship lifestyle that allows for multiple romantic/sexual partners. A road less traveled… The literal translation of the word is “Loving Many”.

I offer personal sessions and group / private couples workshops on the topic of Polyamory.

Covered topics may include:

  • Cultural expectations and reality
  • Opposing human needs
  • Alternative model experiences around the globe
  • Possible configurations
  • Benefits, principles, and common challenges
  • Boundaries, jealousy, scheduling and safe sex
  • Hand outs, list of resources

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