Many Loves? Well, Duh: At Least 6 Different Kinds of Love

love spelled out in heart shaped sprinkles, symbolizing the many different kinds of love
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There are so many different kinds of love. We really only have one word in English to address a wide variety of feelings. I’ve seen this play out in a number of different, problematic ways. I ran into a situation last summer where the L word got me into trouble, where what was more of a friendly love was taken as something far more serious.  » Read more

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Poly Honor Student Answers: Defensiveness and Stigma

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A lot of us are guilty of giving poly honor student answers.

“You’re poly?” we’re asked. “Aren’t you worried about diseases?”

And we answer with the standard-issue Poly Honor Student answer, which goes a little something like this: “Of course we are, but we all practice safe sex and are regularly tested.”

Of course,  » Read more

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