Polyamory 101: A Peek Into Non-conformity

Discovering myths, navigating emotions, and celebrating love.


Love is a beautiful thing, and sometimes it doesn't fit neatly into a box. Polyamory, the practice of having loving, committed relationships with multiple people with everyone's consent, is one way to explore that love differently. But what is it really like? Read along to learn more about it!

Myth Busters:

Myth: Polyamory is just about casual flings.

Reality: It's about deep connections and emotional commitment, just like monogamous relationships.

Myth: It's all about jealousy and drama.

Reality: Communication and honesty are key, and many polyamorous relationships thrive on open communication and clear boundaries.

Myth: It's not for families or "normal" people.

Reality: Polyamorous families exist and can be incredibly loving and supportive. It's not about what's "normal," but rather about what works for individuals.


Things to consider:

Navigating Open Relationships: Communication is the foundation. Clear boundaries, open conversations about expectations, and respect for everyone involved are crucial.

Different Types of Polyamory: There's no one-size-fits-all approach. Some practice "kitchen table poly," where everyone knows everyone, while others have more independent relationships.

Challenges and Rewards: Like any relationship, there can be challenges. Jealousy, navigating social stigma, and managing complex emotions are some to consider. However, the rewards of deep connections, open communication, and a supportive community can be immense.

Final thoughts

Polyamory is a personal choice, not a lifestyle to be judged. It's important to be informed, but ultimately, it's about finding what works for you and your loved ones. If you're curious, explore resources and communities with an open mind and respect.


In case you want to learn from polyamorous people, here's a list of creators who offer advice and insight into the world of non-conformity.

1) Jayda: For educational content and advice.

ID: @jayda_kissed

2) Bonobo Relationships: relationship healing coach (+foraging content!)

ID: @bonobo.relationships

3) Polyamorous Black Girl: registered social worker, independent filmmaker, writer, consultant, and internet kid.

ID: @polyamorousblackgirl

4) Ready For Polyamory: advocate for relationship anarchy and educator on polyamory and consensual nonmonogamy.

ID: @readyforpolyamory

5) Shrimpteeth: peer support around nonmonogamy and polyamory.

ID: @shrimpteeth

6) Polyamorous While Asian: content about intersectional polyamory

ID: @polyamorouswhileasian

So, there you have it! A peek into the world of polyamory, minus the drama and misconceptions. Remember, love comes in all shapes and sizes, and exploring different ways to express it can be a beautiful journey.