Private Parts: Polyamory and Non-monogamy
Stories of polyamory and non-monogamy consistently appear among the most-read content on Archer’s website. Is this a sign of a growing community? Or are people just curious?
To be polyamorous is to have multiple intimate relationships – with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. This discussion explores the nuances involved in shunning the assumed path of monogamy, and how to navigate the emotional demands of relationships where sharing can indeed be caring.
So – what are the ethics and complexities of poly relationships? What are the misconceptions, and what’s true? Join Archer’s founding publisher Amy Middleton, along with Liz Duck-Chong, Anne Hunter and Dani Weber, for a conversation about polyamory – and how to fully exist in relationships defined by openness and communication.
Presented in partnership with Archer Magazine.
Amy Middleton is a Melbourne-based journalist and writer, who founded Archer Magazine, Australia’s first journal of sexual diversity, in 2013.
Dani Boi is a genderfluid dragtivist. Dani began performing and speaking out on LGBTQIA+ rights while living in San Francisco, and since returning to Melbourne has performed at a variety of queer club nights and community events, including Midsumma Horizon, Honcho Disko, Macquarie University’s Sex & Consent Week, and hosted Dani Boi’s Art of Drag in Warrnambool – an educational non-binary drag showcase.
Performing as a drag king, they explore topics of toxic masculinity, gender fluidity, and consent education through passionate lip syncs and collaborations with other queer artists.
Liz Duck-Chong is a writer, sexual health advocate, filmmaker and transgender bon vivant who writes about reproductive health, rape politics, girldick, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and far more besides. She can be found on Twitter at @lizduckchong, in your ears at @letsdoitpodcast, and has not for the life of her been able to kick her teenage crush on Keanu Reeves.
Anne Hunter is a passionate relationships coach and is one of Australia’s most experienced polyamory educators. She has been poly for over two decades and with her partner Pete, she co-founded PolyVic, Melbourne’s thriving polyamorous community, in 2004.