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Leaving Monogamy Behind

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We’ve all heard that two’s company. But maybe sometimes three can be even better. Or even four ...

For our March panel, we hear from the men and women who have said no to monogamy and chosen to pursue non-monogamous lives with the full consent of their partner or partners.

According to polyamorous comedian Elf Lyons, “The world would be a better place if everybody was more open to polyamory. As well as that traditional idea, that it takes a village to raise a child, it would mean we’d all love more, and love better.”

So what does it really mean to be non-monogamous? Our panellists will open up about love, sex, and how it feels to be in a relationship without monogamy. From open relationships to polyamoury, they’ll tackle the tough questions including how to handle jealousy; dealing with negativity from friends, family and society at large … and how to tell the kids.

If you’ve ever thought of opening up your relationship – or you’re simply curious about how others have managed it – this will be an eye-opening evening full of insight and honest Revelation.

The Host

Alyssa Black - trans activist, geek, atheist and serial kinkster

I'm here to discuss non-monogamy for two main reasons. Firstly, historically speaking the concept of monogamy is closely linked with major monotheistic religion and I find both of these concepts outdated in modern society. Secondly, as someone who has tried monogamy and found it doesn't work it's important to always look outside the box and challenge your own preconceptions.

The Panelists

Exhibit A - non-monogamously married sex-blogging man

We've always had an open relationship and love talking about different styles of ethical non-monogamy

OJ Onaedo - YouTuber

Even though it does not seem to be accepted in the black community at all, I am someone who would never consider monogamy as a long-term option. I think it’s important to dispel the myths that surround non-monogamy.

Franki Cookney - non-monogamous, married mother and writer

Polyamory? Open relationship? Swinging? The truth is, I don’t have an exact term yet for my particular flavour of consensual non-monogamy. I'm still figuring it out. But I know what I don’t want and that’s to sign myself up to some bizarre edict that tells me I can only have sex with one person for the rest of my life and which shames me for my promiscuity. Call it greed, if you like. I call it curiosity. And an appetite for life.

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