Here you will find a complete archive of all the Monthly Columns that have been featured in our Community. These columns are listed in reverse chronological order according to the date they were published. Visit the Feature Articles archive to review all articles that have been republished in this community.
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Playing by Heart
Adam (PolyN00b) is a 30 year old, bisexual man living happily in an FMF triad with hetaera and independently happy. His other writings can be seen at http://bisocialnews.com.
Chias is the creator and past webmaster of this community. He is the original Illegitimate Husband living in a MFM triad that was formed in 2003. These are his insights into issues related to polyamory and the polyamorous lifestyle. While his columns are sometimes controversial, he writes from the heart and with an attempt at benefitting both actively poly and poly curious folks alike.
PolyAnna is one of the wings of a female, male, female vee triad. Her Wife and her Hubby have been legally married to each other for the last 13 years. At the time of this writing, Anna's triad has been going strong for over four and a half years. They formed as a triad in July of 2001. PolyAnna is a special education teacher by trade who is now working as the bilingual liaison for her local public school district. In her heart, Anna is an author, a poetess, and an idealist; she never tires in her attempts to save the world, one child at a time. PolyAnna's columns contain her experiences and opinions. She has no degree in anything that would make her a professional in anything poly. Her thoughts, opinions, and insights come from living the life and nothing moreóa baptism by fire, if you will. While you may not always agree with what Anna has to say, thatís okay. The one thing sheís not lacking is an opinion and the desire to state it.
Growing Up Poly
Author: Momma Chel
Momma Chel is a contributing writer of this community, as well as a mother raising several children in her expanded family. These are some of her thoughts regarding the subject.
Looking for Poly
Author: Pegasus & Renaissance Man
Pegasus and Renaissance Man are a married couple who are expanding the boundaries of their relationship past monogamy. They met in college and have been married over 20 years. They have two children and live in Chicago. Both are voracious readers, fans of science fiction and fantasy literature, and historical reenactment buffs. Pegasus writes Looking For Poly with Renaissance Man as contributor and editor.
Author: Nobody's Angel
Like many, Angel stumbled into polyamory quite by accident. She and her husband have been happily married for four years, and recently opened their marriage and their hearts to the possibility of poly relationships. She shares the ups and downs of being new to the lifestyle and navigating the emotional and practical issues that come along with it.
Maya is the hingepoint in a MFM V-triad that currently maintains a long-distance-relationship element. Her partners are Zuke, to whom she's legally married and in a relationship with for a total of 13 years and Kai, whom she's known for 18 years and in a relationship with for about 1.5 years. Maya and Zuke have 3 children and Kai has 2 from a previous marriage. Kai's career currently prevents a full-time live-in situation with the earliest expected change to that coming in about 5 years. All are relatively new to poly, though Zuke seemed to have the greatest inclination towards it. With the ups, downs, distance and juggling -- this is Maya's Mayhem.
Author: Sister Dagger
Sister Dagger is the hinge of a V-Triad, complemented by her husband Kriek and the illegitimate husband Chias. Despite the fact that she works fulltime, juggles two husbands and is mother to a wonderful son, she decided to share her wisdom and insights regarding the poly lifestyle. Here she will try to document the journey that is not only her marriage to multiple men but her life in general. Despite all of the chaos that sometimes insues, there are always Sweet Reasons for living in a poly relationship.
Don't Quote Me
AlmostFLYin2 is a single person who found Poly as a member of a quad. Even though her long term marriage ended due to that relationship, she has realized that the Poly lifestyle is still something she is open to. She is breaking into the world of single life as an adult for the first time after a 14 year relationship. She has 2 kids she also has to coordinate her time for. She is tackling not only the world of dating as a Single mom with baggage, but also trying to find Poly relationships while discovering a new sense of self at the same time. She will be sharing the milestones and ideas she has on the entire journey by using quotes that she has found that fit the situation.
Author: Rhianon Leto (aka lightningbttfly)
37 year old Rhianon Leto (aka lightningbttfly) is a long time lover of many. Having grown up with family acceptance and involvement in a "commune" and having been involved in two separate triad relationships and still forcing herself to committ to a monogomous (failed) marriage, Rhianon has finally begun to accept her own needs, wants and desires.Focusing on the communication and honesty necessary to navigate the shadows and the required humor needed when one begins to explore her deepest being; Rhianon Leto shares her experiences as she travels the many paths of self discovery. Come along and join Rhianon as she explores the whys, whos, wheres and politics of polylife.
Explorations in love
Truetalk has been writing since he was a teen, and only in the last five or so years has he taken himself seriously as a writer. He lives in the Vancouver area of BC, Canada, where he has lived for most of his life. He finished his degree in psychology at Simon Fraser University in í95 when he started his counseling practice for individuals and couples. He recently completed his PhD in psychology and philosophy at University of Life in Black Rock City. His counseling practice though broad in a practical sense, is specialized in alternative relationships, including the various forms of polyamoury, polyfidelity, or what ever other poly-like relationship you may be working on. He has studied the human psyche for almost his entire life, and has a thorough understanding of consciousness, human psychology, and our current social structure and how we as individuals or groups function and dysfunction within our culture and general social milieu. He would love to hear any feedback from the readers of this community, answer questions or even take requests or topics to write about.
Our Little Tribe - A poly family
Star is an active member of the poly community and beyond. She writes articles about poly life in her family as well as advocates for alternative choices in other communities. Her work has opened the minds of people across the globe on accepting and celebrating differences of others. Her talents are widespread, not only does she write for a parenting website, educates 2 of her 5 children at home and is one of 4 parents in her household, she also loves to spend time sculpting, designing websites and helping others with spiritual guidance.
Contributions by Alan
Alan is a member of this online community. While his contributions are not monthly, they are listed here for reference.
Contributions by Fire God
Author: Fire God
Fire God is the current webmaster and owner of this online community. While his contributions are not monthly, they are listed here for reference.
Big Love, Big Opportunities
Author: Rob Wilson
Rob is a member of this online community. This is his ongoing review of the twelve week series Big Love, as featured on HBO. He can be reached via email, or through our forums.
Contributions by Somerset
Somerset is a man in his seventies who has only recently begun to search for compatible women for open relationships. He prefers sexual variety and treasures his independence. This is his series of articles exploring open relationships.
Kristy is one member of a quintet that has been together for over 2 yrs as a group, with the two legally married couples each having over a decade under their belts. She is the resident "mommy" and housewife who enjoys learning and talking about sexuality. She is currently taking several courses online on sexology. She will be writing this column about sex and kink issues and how they effect the poly community. When not talking or writing about her favorite subject she draws, paints, sews and designs clothing and textile art.
See You in Five Hours
Author: Charlene Mansel
Charlene has been married to K for 5 years. They are involved with B, who lives 250 miles away. They are maintaining a long distance relationship. This MFF triad have decided to give an LDR a chance with a hope that one day they will make the move to be together. Join Charlene every month as she experiences love, life, and an outrageous phone bill!
Pride of Lions
Though sheís new to poly lifestyles and still adjusting to the terminology, one might call Heidelís living arrangement a poly-fidelitous closed triad, though she prefers to just call it her pride. Prior to discovering poly lingo, thatís what she called her family: a pride of lions. Heidelís pride consists of one other beautiful woman, one gorgeous man, three sons, two stepsons, a step-baby on the way, one very, very old pitbull named Jones, two snakes, a bunch of lizards and toads, and one ham-eating Eastern box turtle named Gary. Heidel writes from Central California.
Welcome to the Nuthouse!
AniseMama is a wife in a poly-fi triad with Darune and Kitten. B-Boy is her 9-year-old son, and they are all expecting a baby in March through Kitten and Darune! AniseMama is Pagan, Darune is agnostic, and Kitten is Pentecostal Christian, so there are all sorts of fun times in the Nuthouse that is their home!
I am a third in a Female, male, female Vee triad that is just starting down the road of Polyamory. My boyfriend and wife have been married for 6 years and we are all working towards moving in together in a few months. All of us are very involved in the LARPing (Live action role play) community in our area, and we also table top game whenever we can. I very much love singing, fantasy literature, and almost anything anime. I hope that I can give a happy view of a life I never dreamed of but always wanted in my heart.
Our Poly Life
Author:Our Poly Quad
"The life of a blended family". Our Poly Life is written by any one of a poly-fi quad. Each month they will share with readers about issues they face as a blended and committed poly family with nine children still at home. You can read more about them at their website; Our Poly Life.