Polyamory in the 21st Century: Love and Intimacy with Multiple Partners

Polyamory in the 21st Century: Love and Intimacy with Multiple Partners

by Deborah Anapol Ph.D. author Polyamory in the 21st Century and The Seven Natural Laws of Love.


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Unlike other books on this topic, Polyamory in the 21st Century weaves together research and facts to provide an informed and impartial analysis of polyamory as a lifestyle and as a movement, and to place it in a psychosocial as well as an historical context. Anecdotes and personal experiences allow the reader to develop a better understanding of polyamory and the people who practice and enjoy it. Anapol addresses the practical, the utopian, and the shadow sides of this intriguing, mysterious, yet often threatening lifestyle. It honestly addresses difficult issues such as the nature of commitment without exclusivity, balancing personal needs with loyalty to a partner, evaluating beliefs about love and relationship, the impact of polyamory on children, and the challenges that arise when one partner wants monogamy and another prefers polyamory. Without judgement, she explores this increasingly common practice, and reveals the true nature of a lifestyle that many do not understand.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442200227
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/16/2012
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 298,933
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Deborah Anapol is the author of Polyamory: The New Love without Limits and The Seven Natural Laws of Love. She has taught psychology and human sexuality at the University of Washington in Seattle and Antioch University in San Francisco. She leads seminars on love, sex, and intimacy around the country and the world.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: What is Polyamory?
CHAPTER 2: Who Chooses Polyamory and Why
CHAPTER 3: The History of Polyamory
CHAPTER 4: The Ethics of Polyamory
CHAPTER 5: The Polyamorous Personality
CHAPTER 6: The Challenge of Jealousy
CHAPTER 7: Polyamory and Children
CHAPTER 8: Coming Out Issues
CHAPTER 9: Cross Cultural Perspectives
CHAPTER 10: Polyamory in Myth, Archetype, and Human Evolution
CHAPTER 11: The Costs and Benefits of Polyamory

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