The Sex Positive Coach

Inara de Luna, Relationship Coach & Sexuality Educator

Gender, Sexuality, & Relationship Diversity Specialist

Polyamory & Other Forms of Consensual Non-Monogamy

Polyamory, swinging, open relationships, DADT arrangements, polyandry, polygyny, and other forms of consensual non-monogamy are all valid relationship styles that come with their own unique challenges. Sometimes people in these types of relationships have the same issues others in more "traditional" relationships experience, such as communication issues and conflicts about finances. But consensual non-monogamous folk also struggle with concerns like:

  • Negotiations of time and energy for all the different partners
  • Safe(r) sex talks and condom compacts
  • Integrating a new member into the multi-adult household
  • Child custody between more than two parental ex-partners
  • Wills & inheritances, hospital visitation, and zoning laws
  • Discrimination and family ostracization
  • Jealousy and NRE