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This is a home page for the Usenet newsgroup alt.polyamory. If your web browser supports news, you can read the newsgroup from here.

How to access alt.polyamory

If your ISP does not offer a Usenet feed, you can read the group for free at Google Groups: http://groups.google.com/group/alt.polyamory/topics. You need a free Google account to post. Note that many people think Google Groups is not the best way to read Usenet newsgroups, because they don't filter spam as well as most ISP feeds and dedicated feeds.

Google maintains a list of Usenet feed services.

what you'll find here...

alt.polyamory Purity Test

find out what the newsgroup is really like...

alt.poly FAQs

alt.polyamory FAQ
Types of poly, poly vs. cheating, jealousy, bisexuality, longevity of poly relationships, children, newsgroup etiquette
How to f*** up: alt.polyamory FAQ supplement
"Guide of carefully tested methods for making mistakes in polyamorous relationships"
alt.poly support and networking FAQ
Mailing lists and web pages about polyamory and organizations friendly to polyamory.
alt.polyamory FAQ: culture supplement
Poly non-fiction, fiction, movies, and songs (faqs.org version)
how (some) poly people meet each other FAQ
Excerpts from a thread on the newsgroup
Acronyms and abbreviations
NRE, AFAIC, HBB? Find out what those strange abbreviations on the Poly list or alt.polyamory mean.
Gender-Neutral Pronoun (GNP) FAQ
Not a standard alt.poly FAQ, but it answers the constant questions about zie/zir and sie/hir.

poly resources

mailing lists and other resources
Discuss how your other interests intersect with poly. Includes chat rooms and networking web sites. (Updated March 10)
local groups and mailing lists
Hook up with folks in your local community. Don't see what you want? Start something! (Updated March 10)
We no longer maintain a list of poly-friendly counselors because there are more complete resources elsewhere. See the excellent Poly Friendly Professionals list and the Kink-Aware Professionals (KAP Program) resource.
poly blogs and essays
Read blogs, essays, and news articles about poly and personal statements from poly folks. (Updated March 10)
newsgroup excerpts
Within, find a few choice excerpts from discussions on the alt.polyamory newsgroup.
alt.polyamory Classic Post Emporium
More excerpts from alt.polyamory
poly art 'n' stuff
Stock up on poly symbols, art, books, t-shirts. (Updated March 10)
contributors' guidelines
Read this if you want to contribute to this web site.

other poly resources maintained nearby

Howard Landman's Polyamory Index
with information on poly-related organizations, books, articles, songs, movies, religion, law, sociology, psychology, and biology

thanks and honorable mentions

Parrot graphic by Ray Dillinger, placed in the public domain for use as a poly mascot.
Seven Wonders listed this site as the Anything Goes Site of the Week on March 20th. (sigh)

Last updated: March 2010
Maintained by stef@polyamory.org.
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