Call for Research Participants: Polyamory

I’ve seen quite a few books and workshops about polyamory/multiple relationships come out over the last few years. Heck, I’ve even facilitated a workshop or two on the topic.

But there’s not a lot of solid research that looks at non-monogamous people, so I was really glad to get an email from a grad student at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA. She’s conducting her dissertation research on poly folks and she’s looking for participants. If you meet the criteria listed below and you’d like to participate, click on the link. The survey is quite brief, although you can also volunteer for a follow-up interview. And feel free to pass this along to anyone who might be interested.

Study on Multiply Partnered People

Have you ever been in romantic and/or sexual relationships with two or more people at the same time?

Were these relationships consensual among all parties, with each partner aware that you were in multiple intimate relationships?

Did at least one of these relationships last one (1) year or longer?

Do you have a workable knowledge of written English?

If you answered yes to these questions, you are invited to share your experiences by participating in research on polyamory and those who choose to openly and consensually partner with multiple people simultaneously. If you and anyone you know who is multiply partnered wish to contribute to this study, please go to the secure research website or click on the link below to complete the on-line
confidential, brief (15 minute) survey.

The researcher, Akhila E. A. Kolesar, is a doctoral student at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California. She may be reached at or 1-877-433-5143.

Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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