Activist Researchers Still Pushing “Consensual Nonmonogamy”
June 11, 2018

It’s tempting to get buried in the methodological weeds of Terri Conley’s latest study, “Sexual Satisfaction Among Individuals in Monogamous and Consensually Non-Monogamous Relationships.” For the uninitiated, consensual nonmonogamy (CNM) is when a couple mutually agrees to pursue sexual relationships outside their union. Conley’s basic question is whether “people in CNM relationships experience similar sexual…

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Polyamory: Complicated New Identity or Primarily About Sex?
April 25, 2018

A study of consensual, overlapping sex partners unwittingly reveals the strengths of monogamy. In an open access article in PLOS One published in mid-2017, a series of psychologists — drawing on a convenience, opt-in survey of 3,530 persons — describe what is known about the community of self-identified polyamorous individuals. Polyamory, for those who aren’t in the…

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Study Claims We Know All We Need to About Nonmonogamous Relationships
March 7, 2018

After just a handful of studies on the quality of romantic relationships among couples who practice consensual nonmonogamy (CNM), we now know enough that further research is “not imperative.” That is what researchers boldly claim in “Investigation of Consensually Nonmonogamous Relationships,” a study recently published in the prestigious journal Perspectives on Psychological Science. In more…

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