The swinger community sometimes refers to itself as "the lifestyle", or as "the alternative lifestyle". First Name Email. As to religion, Bartell found that a majority did not attend church of any kind on a regular basis. The final issue explored was that of gay marriage. A third source was from BeliefNet. Lifestyles: Journal of Changing Patterns.
Spiritual Network. Few countries outside of Africa or Asia give legal recognition to marriages with three or more partners. Fox News. Bigamy is the act of marrying one person while already being married to another, and is legally prohibited in most countries in which monogamy is the cultural norm.
Consensual non-monogamy, which polyamory falls under, can take many different forms, depending on the needs and preferences of the individual s involved in any specific relationship or set of relationships. Oxford Dictionaries. In , a paper titled Working with polyamorous clients in the clinical setting Davidson  addressed the following areas of inquiry:. Retrieved June 16, Community Culture.
In polyamory, we are not only dealing with the interactions and emotions between two individuals, but many. Polys also were more liberal on the social issue questions that were asked. Bergstrand, C. The authors also asked about how happy they were. In a recent survey of over 4, respondents of Loving More the average age was approximately And, if they have achieved this, they along with others in the group can be happier, better adjusted individuals who recognize they may need to change some aspects of their lives and possibly their interactions of whatever form with their partners but, all in all, say they are leading a life that is richly satisfying.