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Notes from poly-world: The jealousy issue

Notes from poly-world: The jealousy issue

People are always telling me why they’re not polyamorous. I never ask. I know my lifestyle works for me, I suspect it would work for a lot of other people too but it isn’t my job to evangelise. “Sorry to trouble you on a Saturday afternoon, we’ve come to talk to you about Steve…no he’s […]

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Notes from poly-world: The numbers game

Notes from poly-world: The numbers game

When you tell people you’re polyamorous there are usually two reactions: people either ask how you deal with jealousy, or they admit they’re feeling jealous of your lifestyle. How can you have multiple partners when they can’t even find ONE! A few weeks ago I was on Good Morning Britain. It’s a daytime TV show […]

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Notes from poly-world: Why you SHOULD have sex on a first date

Notes from poly-world: Why you SHOULD have sex on a first date

Being polyamorous is a great way to start a family argument over Christmas dinner. But I also feel that my “alternative”* lifestyle gives me some wisdom that monogamous people could really benefit from. In particular this is true when it comes to dating. If you’re monogamous and you’re any good at dating – you’ll quickly […]

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Review | ForniKATEress: Secrets of a polyamorous life

Review | ForniKATEress: Secrets of a polyamorous life

ForniKATEress | Henry Summer | til Feb 7 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Call me naïve, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I even heard the word ‘polyamorous’. As Kate Smurthwaite is often asked, I just thought it was a euphemism for being, well, a “…a bit of a slag”. How wrong I […]

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One Nation’s candidate suggests gay marriage leads to incest, polygamy

The Australian has reported that a WA candidate representing Pauline Hanson’s One Nation previously suggested that allowing marriage equality would lead to polygamous marriages and brothers and sisters marrying. Former Bunbury councilor Ross Slater is a One Nation candidate hoping to take over the seat of Murray-Wellington in the state’s south west. The seat is currently […]

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PM distances himself from Fremantle candidate Sherry Sufi

PM distances himself from Fremantle candidate Sherry Sufi

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been campaigning in Fremantle this morning but local candidate Sherry Sufi wasn’t standing behind the PM after his controversial views about marriage equality and indigenous recognition were highlighted in the media. Earlier this year Sufi told Buzzfeed News that recognising Indigenous Australians in the constitution was “a move to divide the […]

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Bernardi Restates Polyamory and Bestiality Concerns

Bernardi Restates Polyamory and Bestiality Concerns

Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi is standing by his controversial comments linking same sex marriage to polyamory and bestiality, citing a new petition to parliament from the polyamorous movement as evidence that he was right. Last year during the debate on same sex marriage the senator insinuated that allowing same sex marriage would lead to calls […]

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