Starting with a hello
I am a poly-intrigued/poly-curious college student. I am wanting to get to know more about poly community for a few reasons.
One being for myself, upon learning of polyamoury I have been drawn to more and more knowledge on the subject and it has become to feel more and more like something I would be interested in perusing as part of my life.
I also come to this forum with lots of questions. At my college I am on the executive board of the Queer Student Union who co-sponsors and event yearly called 'sextival' it is a one day event in which students can come and explore all different things about sex, sexuality, romantic orientation, gender, and so much more. I am wanting to sponsor a table about Polyamoury but I don't know where to begin with resources/a knowledge to share with my school. So if anyone knows a place where I can find tabling resources (ie brochures/handouts) or has any ideas of information that is must have within a trifold about polyamoury, I would gladly take the advice.
Welcome to our forum. Please feel free to lurk, browse, etc.
I don't personally know of a source for tabling resources, and what constitutes "poly basics" tends to be a matter of opinion. But, I'll try to share some of the basics as I understand them.
Polyamory is (the ability/inclination to practice, and/or the actual instance of) (a) romantic arrangement/s or configuration/s involving three or more adults, with the knowledge and consent of all involved. It is one subset of responsible non-monogamy (a.k.a. open relationships).
A few recommended poly-related books are:
When communicating, seek to constantly improve the way you communicate, and that especially includes improving the way you listen.
Take nothing for granted. Get confirmation. Never assume something's obvious!
Beware ... beware ... beware of NRE!
The above may give you a place to start and I can probably direct you to more info if you have specific questions. Also, please read as much as you can right here on Polyamory.com, and post to get more feedback.
Glad you could join us.
Kevin T., "official greeter" :)
There's a *lot* of good info in Golden Nuggets. Have a look!
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