New to polyamory? Unsure what it means? Don't be ashamed or embarassed! There was some point in time for each of us before we first heard the word or understood the concept. So here's a chance to learn more about it, whether you feel like it fits your life or not...
"Polyamory" from it core words in Latin, consists of "poly" meaning "many", and "amore", meaning "love". (Technically, "poly" comes from Greek, but we're overlooking that for just the moment.) Nearly everyone is already familiar with loving many people when you consider parents, siblings, children, or other family members. The only element that is new for some people is the concept of loving more than one partner at a time. But that's all that polyamory really is.
If you're new to the concept, here are some great websites you can visit that will give you a lot more information about polyamory and what makes it unique, along with some of the challenges that accompany it:
- More Than Two - Franklin Veaux's polyamory FAQ
- Wikipedia's entry on polyamory
- Loving More's guide to polyamory
Polyamory is no silver bullet and is clearly not right for everyone, but for those that it fits, and embrace it, it can be an amazing rewarding experience of love, connection, and acceptance. This site is intended to be a resource for finding out more about polyamory in the Portland, Oregon area. Please feel free to explore and let us know if there's anything else we should add to the site!