ZAPoly Discussion Topic : Polyamory Books
Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships
This is the book I wish I'd had when starting out. It is breathtakingly
comprehensive, is based on lots of good case studies, it is inclusive
of all sexual orientations unlike some other books. The exercises are
invaluable for figuring out "what page you're on" with a partner.
The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures
version of the first poly book I ever read. Very good for introducing
the concept of sex positivity and an independent actor form of
polyamory. In my opinion, it has an unfortunate name because that
scares some people off reading it.
Open: Love, Sex and Life in an Open Marriage
This is the book I gave my sibling to read to better understand how
someone might come to be polyamorous.
Eight Things I Wish I'd Known About Polyamory: Before I Tried It and Frakked It Up
Cunning Minx of polyweekly podcast fame has self published a short
ebook. It is expensive for its length, but it
is good solid advice.
Polyamory: Roadmaps for the Clueless & Hopeful
The author is verbose, thinks way too highly of himself and clearly
needs a good editor, but he makes you think and doesn't
sugar-coat the challenges of poly, and when this book came out it was a
The Polyamory Handbook: A User's Guide
While there is a lot of good stuff in this book, it has some
ethical viewpoints I find highly objectionable. If it wasn't for that
I'd call it a good handbook for a male strongly hetero-normative person.
Polyamory: The New Love Without Limits : Secrets of Sustainable Intimate Relationships
You might like this as an intro to poly if you're into new age
spirituality, I'm not and it annoyed the heck out of me. The chapter on
jealousy is pretty good though.
-- South African Polyamory http://www.polyamory.co.za
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