Polyamory is the philosophy and practice of loving or relating intimately to more than one other person at a time with honesty and integrity. It's also known as responsible nonmonogamy or multi-partnering. Polyamory can take several forms, such as polyfidelity (a closed group), open marriage, open relationships, or intimate networks.
Email Lists -- Kentucky & Region
Gatherings -- Kentucky & Region
Regional Polyamory Conferences
More About Polyamory
KyPolyList, hosted by Yahoo Groups, is an opportunity for poly, poly-curious, and poly-friendly people in Kentucky and surrounding states to meet, discuss poly events and issues, and build a community. KyPolyList is a family-friendly, unmoderated discussion group.
Subscription requests must be approved by the moderator, and new members will be introduced to the list. All new KyPolyList members will receive a request to submit a short introduction; questions are mailed to you upon requesting a subscription. Please take a few moments to answer the introduction questions.
Subscribers to KyPolyList must be 18 or older.
KyPolyAnnounce is a companion list for announcements of events. This low-volume list is used to post event invitations that are extended to all list subscribers. All posts are moderated.
Subscribers to KyPolyAnnounce must be 18 or older.
Ohio Valley Poly
Ohio Valley Poly is the list of the Ohio Valley Polyamory Network website. In establishing this list we hope that people in the Ohio Valley region (those in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana or as far away as they are willing to travel) will be able to find each other. We would like this list to be a place where those sincerely interested in polyamory can network with one another and cultivate community wherever they may be.
Subscribers to Ohio Valley Poly must be 18 or older.Return to top
Louisville Poly Discussion Group
Louisville Poly Discussion Group gatherings are held on the second Saturday of each month at a regular location. Different topics are discussed each month based on requests from attendees and the whim of the leaders. Additional get-togethers may be arranged as interest is expressed and hosts volunteer. These could include potlucks, games nights, meeting at a restaurant or more.
Louisville Poly Family Friendly Dinner
Lexington Meet and Greet gatherings Held on fourth Thursdays, the Poly Family Friendly Dinner is for poly and poly-friendly people of all ages to enjoy dinner, socializing, and getting to know each other.
Lexington Meet and Greet
Lexington Meet and Greet gatherings are arranged on occasion, as interest is expressed and hosts volunteer. These may include a potluck dinner, a meal at a restaurant, or an ice cream social at someone's home. The best way to find out about the Lexington poly gatherings is to join one of the Kentucky polyamory email lists.
For more information about the Lexington gatherings, please contact Ted.
Endless Poly Summer
Mount Storm, West Virginia
August 20–24, 2014
Endless Poly Summer aims to build, over five days, an enduring network of like-minded people. Meet other poly people at a deeper level, learn the skills needed to handle your relationships, and become a part of a supportive network of people who share your relationship values.
Beyond The Love – Poly Summit
November 7-9, 2014
Single Poly? Part of a Triad? A Quad? More? Trying to find out if this love style is for you? No matter what your style, you belong!
World-class presenters bringing you workshops on all things poly! Special events include poly speed-dating, a poly masquerade ball, a Burlesque show, entertainment, hospitality suites and social spaces that are all designed to be interactive and fun.
February 20-22, 2015
The Poly Living conference, hosted by Loving More, offers workshops ranging from basic to advanced and from intellectual to experiential, covering topics both fun and serious.
Atlanta Poly Weekend
2015 dates TBA
Atlanta Poly Weekend is a 3 day conference for the polyamorous and poly friendly family, promoting education and awareness about polyamory.
Polyamory conventions, gatherings, meetings, festivals for the next 12 months!Return to top
More About Polyamory
Regional groups Ohio Valley Polyamory Network, Cincinnati area PolyColumbus, Columbus, Ohio Northeast Ohio Poly Network, Cleveland, Ohio area Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area Poly Nexus, Bloomington, Indiana Central and Southern Indiana Fort Wayne Indiana Polyamory Poly CU, Champaign/Urbana, Illinois PolyChi, Chicago, Illinois area Tennessee Polyamory Polyamory in Tennessee Poly Southeast, Altanta, Georgia area Alabama Polyamory Poly Group Registry Return to top Specific Focus PolyMono · Polyamorous/Monogamous Support -- Monogamous people with poly partners. livingpolymono - Polyamorists with Monogamous Partners -- Poly people with monogamous partners Why Unicorn Hunting is exercising Couple Privilege A Teenager's Poly Perspective -- "Thus Speaks a Teenager in a Poly Family" Modern Poly -- Designed for the interests of adults age 40 and younger; all are welcome. Poly Geezers -- Middle age and beyond "Spice" -- Comic strip about a poly quad "Family" -- Web-based poly sitcom "For Lovers and Fighters" -- A Transgender Perspective LGBT-Poly -- An email list for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people Unitarian Universalists for Polyamory Awareness Choosing a Therapist -- Info from the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) What Psychology Professionals Should Know About Polyamory -- Published by the NCSF Return to top General Resources Loving More Polyamory.org Polyamory.com - Message board forum Polyamory Weekly Podcasts More Than Two - Franklin Veaux's polyamory site Polyamorous Percolations: Articles, Chat, and more Downloadable Documents and Handouts (pdf files) Media and Researchers Polyamory Media Association Polyamory in the News Kinsey Institute: Kenneth R. Haslam Collection on Polyamory What Psychology Professionals Should Know About Polyamory The Status of Children in Polyamorous Families
What does the research say?
By Dr. Elisabeth A. Sheff, Ph.D.
Author of The Polyamorists Next Door: Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships and Families
Publication Date: November 16, 2013
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