Being Single Sucks, But We Don’t Want to Hear About It

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Today’s piece is a guest blog post from Fluffy, an academic in-training, who is studying organizational behavior in hopes of making the world a better place.

They previously contributed “I Was Treated as a Disease Vector: Why There Are So Few Gay Men in Pansexual Polyamory” to Poly.Land.

Fluffy’s regular blog is Eclectic Discourse (where pith goes to die;  » Read more

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PQ 9.12 — Am I asked to “respect” my partner or her other partners, but feel that this respect is not reciprocated?

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PQ 9.12 — Am I asked to “respect” my partner or her other partners, but feel that this respect is not reciprocated?

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There’s a great quote that has been flying around the Internet the past couple of years about respect:

Sometimes people use “respect” to mean “treating someone like a person”  » Read more

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Mapping Territory Off the Escalator: An Interview with Amy Gahran

City of Baltimore Topographical Survey, c. 1894 (George Peabody Library Maps 3.13 and 3.14)
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I’ve long been a fan of Amy Gahran’s work. Under her pen name Aggie Sez, Gahran founded the blog solopoly.net, where she has been writing for many years about the unique challenges faced by those who tackle “life, relationships, and dating as a free agent.”

One post in particular, “Riding the Relationship Escalator,  » Read more

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