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In our world today, the topic of polyamory seems like a sword without a hilt: there is no safe way to hold it. Even I, a man who is sure of most things, and has an opinion for everything, find that I am torn when it comes to the topic of polyamory. Polyamory is defined as the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. On the surface this seems like it fits right in with the idea of Living in Love. But this topic goes far beyond the surface and the clean definition.

Before we can talk about polyamory, first we should talk about consent. What exactly is consent? How do we know when we truly have it? When someone tells us we are permitted to do something, does that mean that they consent, or that they are permissive? Permissiveness, in my experience, does not equal consent…

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Congratulations again to Lesley on her successful completion of the Living in Love Challenge