Whether you are part of a couple or going solo, you should have your own boundaries if you are stepping into the world of ethical non-monogamy (ENM). These boundaries are yours – not your partner’s or anyone else’s. Setting boundaries can help you make decisions. They can also guide you in finding the right kinds… Continue reading Be Strict About Your Boundaries in Ethical Non-Monogamy
If you have been exploring ethical non-monogamy, you might have heard someone say they are monogamish. What does that even mean? It kind of sounds like something people say when they aren’t sure what they want, doesn’t it? Monogamish is a term that’s usually used with couples when they follow some of the expectations of… Continue reading What Does It Mean If Someone Says They Are Monogamish?
If you’re interested in leading an ethically non-monogamous life but you’re not there yet, one of the best things you can do is learn as much as you can. If you are already in a committed relationship, it can be a big change to go from being monogamous to non-monogamous. Communication and education are two… Continue reading Resources For People Interested In Ethical Non-Monogamy
If you trust the media, it would be very easy to believe that ethical non-monogamy (ENM) is only for the younger generations. Whether it is articles in magazines, television, streaming networks, or movies, the various forms of ENM seem to only show younger people in their twenties. They might be in their early thirties. You… Continue reading Is Ethical Non-Monogamy Just For Younger People?
In the ENM community, there is a lot of talk about rules and boundaries. These keep people safe and make them feel more secure. Some people might use rules in their relationships to make them feel like their relationship is stronger. They might use rules to control other people. Or they may use rules simply… Continue reading What Is The Difference Between Boundaries And Rules?
If you have decided that being ethically non-monogamous (ENM) is the way you want to live your life, there is one important factor you will have to consider. You and your partners will have to have some agreements for being sexually safe. Not everyone will have the same ideas about what is safe and what… Continue reading How To Practice Sexual Safety In Ethical Non-Monogamy
There are many ways to have relationships these days. Monogamy is not the only option and more people are realizing that they can really have relationships in any way they choose, as long as the people they have relationships with are in the know. Ethical non-monogamy includes a wide array of relationship styles and one… Continue reading What Is Relationship Anarchy?
There are many reasons why a monogamous person might want to have a long-term relationship with someone who is non-monogamous but not many people try to make it work. Most people assume that someone who is ethically non-monogamous could not possibly make someone who is monogamous happy. Many times, they would be correct in that… Continue reading Can A Relationship Between A Monogomous and a Non-Monogomous Person Work?
So, you’ve met a woman you really like. You’ve had some good conversations and you asked her out on a date. She says yes, and you have a great time. But there’s one thing – she says she is solo polyamorous. What does that even mean? Don’t be afraid. Solo polyamory is not a bad… Continue reading She Says She’s Solo Polyamorous – What Does That Mean?
If you have begun to explore the world of polyamory or ethical non-monogamy (ENM) you may have heard people talk about unicorn hunting. Usually, when you hear people talk about unicorn hunters, it is with a negative tone. But what is unicorn hunting? Why is it usually a bad thing? And is there any way… Continue reading What Is Unicorn Hunting and Why Is It Considered Unethical?