Ethical (‘Consensual’) Non-Monogomy is a choice that more and more people are making.
There are a range of ways that single and partnered people live non-monogamously: from being polyamorous (emotionally connected to more than one person) to swinging (intimacy and/or sexual fun with more than one). This website aims to be a starter-pack for curious people and, maybe in time, a portal for an online community.
The ‘ethical’ in Ethical Non-Monogamy refers to the fact that those of us living in such unconventional relationships are upfront and honest with each about not being exclusive. As long as we are emotionally respectful and honest in our communications there is nothing wrong with being Ethically Non-Monogamous.
By learning to manage our jealousy, we are allowing more love, freedom and adventure into our lives. We are aiming to feel secure so we can allow ourselves, and the people we love and care about, to blossom as individuals. We are reducing the constraints on how we each experience the world and who we experience it with.
However, “managing jealousy” and making sure the people you really care about feel special and cherished is easier said than done. Ethical Non-Monogamy is an unsafe path for relationships that are not secure and healthy. However it is a way to introduce new energy into good relationships.
There are a number of resources available on these and other relevant topics. But as few of us have time to plough through it all, this website is aiming to provide concise information and links as to where to go to next for more information.