What does it mean to be in a polyamorous relationship? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as "involving, having, or characterized by more than one open romantic relationship at a time." Today it is just one of many new relationships gaining popularity. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy found that one in five people in the U.S. engage in some form of consensual non-monogamy (CNM) at some point in their lifetime. Are open relationships and non-monogamous relationships really that common? Are polyamorous relationships the new normal?
Join Kris Kington Barker as she speaks with Michelle Call, executive director of the Gay And Lesbian Alliance of the Central Coast (GALA), Alex Milaychev, and Dr. Sandy Peace, a clinical psychologist, as they discuss what is polyamory, why it is gaining popularity and how it works.
Broadcast date: 8/15/19
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