- Seattle, Washington,
- October 07
- I’m a 30-something woman in a happy, healthy and openly non-monogamous marriage. I started this blog to offset our society’s inexplicable default assumption that men are always the ones who want, initiate, "those awful, nasty open relationships!" This idea is as false as it is a) hilarious and b) tacitly misogynistic, for reasons I will explain. I also want to offer a counterpoint to some of the prevailing notions of what non-monogamy “looks like.” (HINT: no hot tubs, gold chains, or terry-cloth bath robes...)
MY RECENT POSTS
- Making Jellyfish on a date
(NOT a weird euphemism!)
February 09, 2013 10:00PM
- Winter Whinefest: Closing
January 29, 2013 06:44PM
- January, you bitch! We are
totally gonna have a catfight.
January 24, 2013 02:52AM
- "Meet the Monogamish,"
January 09, 2012 07:22PM
- Meet the Monogamish
January 08, 2012 03:00AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “That looks awesome. What
a great way to get exercise!
needs a gym when it's
January 12, 2012 01:51AM
- “Thoth--thanks for your
thoughts! You make some
points. There are
January 12, 2012 01:37AM
- “The fact that these spam
messages haven't abated much
the years suggests
January 08, 2012 04:05AM
- “Keiko--I agree! I've
avoided smart phones (mine's
January 08, 2012 03:48AM
- “I fundamentally distrust
"serious" people, like
December 31, 2011 03:23AM
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A friend of mine went on a first date recently, where he made this photoluminescent jellyfish at a hacker space. You know, like you do on ANY first date. In Seattle, making quasi-electronic aquatic creatures out of felt is what "dinner & a movie" is in the rest of the U.S.… Read full post »
Now I feel a bit ridiculous that I was all LiveJournal with a twist of Teen Angst (metaphorically speaking, of course) in my last post. It occured to me a few days later that it was the unfortunate confluence of a lack of sunlight, all my parters… Read full post »
April is the cruelest month, but January is by FAR the bitchiest.
Especially in Seattle. The relentless, petty lack of light is making us all completely insane. Everything seems harder, and more complicated--downright maudlin, even. Like we're all trapped in a minor, yet part… Read full post »
My only issue is with the guy who was cheating on his wife (hence NOT in an open relationship), after… Read full post »
If you’re reading an obscure polyamory-related blog (ahem), I have to assume you’re well acquainted with the oeuvre of Dan Savage, especially his advice column, Savage Love, and the related podcast. If not, your homework is to read all the archives from the past 10 years. Seriously. … Read full post »
Want to know where, when, and in what positions people around you have recently had sex—say, before you sit on that park bench with the questionable stain on it?
Now, there’s an app for that, called (cue the Barry White waka-waka soundtrack) , “I Just Made Love.”/… Read full post »
You probably think you don’t know anyone who’s in an open relationship, but there’s a good chance that you do. They’re probably afraid to tell you, because they assume you’ll tacitly judge them (at best), or (at worst) flat out recoil in horror and insist that they need… Read full post »
When I was 19, I decided to spend the summer studying in Germany. This move wasn’t motivated by any great passion for the German language or culture. You might say that wanderlust was the motive, but really it was just plain, old garden-variety lust. I wanted to go to/…
Here's a link to a piece on Nerve.com that I may or may not have written, originally called "Terror Sex on the Rebound."
This time of year, the tributes to 9/11 generally make me a bit uncomfortable. I always feel lik… Read full post »
When I was in high school, I entered an essay contest on the subject of “What Freedom Means to Me.” I did it for extra credit, to compensate for slacking off in AP American History class all semester… Read full post »
At this point, I should probably clarify that I’m not a swinger per se.
Not long ago, I was trying to explain this to my dear friend June. A whip-smart woman, June’s bullshit sensor is on a hair trigger, and she’s never afraid to let you know it.… Read full post »
“We are looking to add a third to our bed. We are interested in a woman who likes to be with a couple and is open minded, fun and of course sexy. We are an average couple looking to have a little fun and spice it up ... If you are… Read full post »
Again, “boyfriend” is a strong word, and not entirely accurate (and not to be confused with Sean, the non-boyfriend mentioned in the previous post). Also, the word “girlfriend” may be a bit premature at this point.
For the lack of a better term, you might say tha… Read full post »
Okay, “boyfriend” is a strong word to describe Sean, and I mean it mostly in jest. He’s one of my three regular Secondary Partners, although we only see each other (naked, that is) about once every 4-8 weeks.
I see Sean much more often platonically, as half of the coupl… Read full post »
Hello! My name is Polly (okay, not really), and I’m a 30-something woman in a happy, healthy and openly non-monogamous marriage. I started this blog to offset our society’s inexplicable default assumption that men are always the ones who want, initiate, or insist on open relat… Read full post »
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