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Old 04-24-2019, 03:53 AM
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Default Polyamory Entering Stage 3 (Poly In the News Article)

We're moving from Stage 2 to Stage 3 polyamory - An example in an upscale city mag. By Alan M. of Poly in the News (4/23/19)

https://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/...o-stage-3.html

I found this article by Alan M. to be quite interesting. Following is the opening paragraph. The article goes on to describe the three stages.

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At last week's Rocky Mountain Poly Living conference in Denver, Leanna Wolfe a poly anthropologist and sexologist active in the movement since its birth in the 1980s spoke on what she called the three historical stages of polyamory in Western culture.
As an example, he quotes from a new article in "Chicago" Magazine entitled "Married With Benefits" by Kim Brooks - in itself, quite an interesting article as well.

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Ma...With-Benefits/
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Both good articles. And I agree that we're entering a stage of "poly normalization," especially in the sense of "the H/W + HBB triad" becoming "the standard." I think we have a long way to go, though, before poly really becomes a "regular thing." People are starting to hear about poly, but they're (most of them) not starting to accept it. Poly (and CNM) is still seen as irresponsible and worse than cheating. Granted the number of people who accept polyamory is gradually increasing, and that's good, but we've got a long way to go before poly really fits comfortably into mainstream society. Hell we don't even have that kind of acceptance for gay people yet. We (many of us) live in a country that elected Trump. It's not going to be easy dissolving that mass of hyped-up Trump supporters out there.
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I think people who are poly for a living are out of touch with mainstream America.
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Old 04-25-2019, 01:11 PM
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I think people who are poly for a living are out of touch with mainstream America.
An interesting, and probably accurate, assessment - definitely so in certain geographic areas, perhaps a little less so in others.

More so in the Bible Belt and Midwest - less so on the West Coast.
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I don't think Alan does poly for a living...
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