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Listed below are various books, websites, and other polyamory resources that the authors on PolyFor.Us recommend. These are resources that have been helpful in our real-life experiences, and we recommend these to anyone interested in reading about polyamory.

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Books

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More Than Two: A practical guide to ethical polyamory

By Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert

More Than Two is widely regarded as the best and most comprehensive book on polyamory currently available. It covers many topics that are helpful to those that are new to polyamory, as well as those who have been polyamorous for years.

This is also available as a Kindle Ebook.

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The Jealousy Workbook: Exercises and Insights for Managing Open Relationships

By Kathy Labriola

The Jealousy Workbook is a hands-on way to learn what jealousy triggers you have and how to confront them. It is an extremely helpful tool for anyone just starting polyamory, and even those who have been polyamorous for a long time will find some helpful tools.

This is also available as a Kindle Ebook.

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Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships

By Tristan Taormino

Opening Up is a book I recommend with caution – there are some ideas suggested in this book that can be harmful in many situations, such as the veto. That said, it does offer some helpful exercises specifically geared towards people in existing relationships that are looking to open their relationship up to other people.

This is also available as a Kindle Ebook.

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The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures

By Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy

The Ethical Slut was originally published in 1997, with an updated second edition published in 2011, and continues to be popular among polyamorous and sex-positive people. The Ethical Slut focuses more on sex-positivity than on polyamory, so while it is not a great introduction to polyamory for many people, it is still a good resource for embracing a sex-positive culture.

This is also available as a Kindle Ebook.

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Designer Relationships: A Guide to Happy Monogamy, Positive Polyamory, and Optimistic Open Relationships

By Patricia Johnson and Mark A. Michaels

Designer Relationships is a recently published book on different relationship models and arrangements, tailored for the beginner. While it doesn’t focus exclusively on polyamory, it is a great resource for those starting to look into the idea of open relationships, and can be used to help you figure out what direction you want to go in. This book will be mostly old news for experienced poly people.

This is also available as a Kindle Ebook.

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Sex From Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules

By Sarah Mirk

Sex From Scratch has a similar premise to Designer Relationships, but with slightly more focus on the sexual side of relationships and sex-positivity. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in breaking out of the monogamy and relationship escalator mold.

This is also available as a Kindle Ebook.

Websites

More Than Two – This site is run by the authors of the book of the same name. It has extremely valuable information and has been going for years.

Kimchi Cuddles – You may not consider it a “resource”, but the webcomic Kimchi Cuddles is all about polyamorous relationships, and some comic strips may help you see your problems (and happiness!) from a different perspective, and can help you to know you’re not alone.

Polyamory In The Media – This site keeps up-to-date with most, if not all, mentions of polyamory in news and other media.

Meetup.com – This link points towards a search for “Polyamory” within 25 miles of wherever you currently are. There are often meetups for polyamorous people in or near large cities, and you may be able to find a group local to you.

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