Polyamory: In an age of more, is one lover enough?

Lifestyle, Mental Health, Monogamy, Polyamory, Psychology, Sex, Sexual Health, Threesome

Polyamory is becoming increasingly popular as society changes (Image Source: Getty Images)

By Zoe Kassiotis | @ZKassiotis

As today’s social media generation continue to challenge norms with their sex-positive attitudes, one tide certainly seems to be changing: relationships.

The monogamous archetype is an unrealistic illusion for many Australians who currently practice consensual non-monogamy (CNM) within their relationships.

CNM is an umbrella term that covers several relationship models, such as open relationships, recreational sex with more than two people, and swinging (swapping sexual partners within a group), but one that has had a lot of airtime recent is polyamory.

The definition of polyamory (poly coming from the Greek “more than one” and amor from the Latin “love”) is a non-monogamous sexual and long-term emotional relationship where all partners consent to and have knowledge of each another.

Though norm-challenging and label-shunning millennials are increasingly accepting of CNM, a lack of Australian…

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