1st Edition

Plural Loves Designs for Bi and Poly Living

By Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio Copyright 2005
    260 Pages
    by Routledge

    260 Pages
    by Routledge

    When limitations are removed from loving (and from lovemaking), new worlds of possibility are opened. This book presents insiders’ viewpoints on bisexual/polyamorous living!

    With historical and theoretical perspectives, testimonials, reports from the field, and creative writing, Plural Loves: Designs for Bi and Poly Living examines group marriage, polyfidelity, cheating, solo-sex (and group solo-sex), utopian communities, tantric expression and sacred eroticism, transculturalization, and much more. This book explores the common ground shared by the bisexual and polyamorist movements, and addresses the ways bisexual polyamory has been portrayed in films and literature in the United States and Europe. Editor Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio even includes a candid chapter recounting her erotic experiences with a Catholic priest from Africa—and their meaning in the context of bisexual polyamory.

    Plural Loves: Designs for Bi and Poly Living presents:

    • insider perspectives from members of polygamous groups, including the polyamorous circle “Komaja” and the Trent Polyamory Society
    • insights into the benefits of self-sex for singles/couples/poly people
    • a look at poly living as tantric expression
    • an examination of the way polyamory is addressed in three modern texts: Love Without Limits, Loving More: The Polyfidelity Primer, and The Ethical Slut—and in the work of two nineteenth-century novelists, J. K. Huysmans and Leopoldo Alas, and of three twentieth century dramatists, Noel Coward, Joe Orton, and Shelagh Delaney
    • an analysis of portrayals of polyamorous people in American and foreign films, including When Two Won’t Do, Y tu mama también, Teorema, Something for Everyone, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Straight to the Heart, Henry and June, Threesome, Dallas Doll, Friend of the Family, French Twist, and Go Fish.
    • a contribution from Deborah Taj Anapol about poly practices indigenous to Hawaii
    • plus a fascinating chapter by well-known feminist/sex activist Betty Dodson that places masturbation in the context of homosexual activity (it is a same-sex activity, after all)

    • About the Contributors
    • Plural Loves: Bi and Poly Utopias for a New Millennium (Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio)
    • Sweet Dreams: Sexual Fantasies in J.K. Huysmans’s Against the Grain and Leopoldo Alas’s La Regenta (Hasan Al-Zubi)
    • Other Kitchen Sinks, Other Drawing Rooms: Radical Designs for Living in Pre-1968 British Drama (Sam See)
    • The Power Dynamics of Cheating: Effects on Polyamory and Bisexuality (Pepper Mint)
    • Is Bisexuality Becoming Extinct? (Dan Clurman)
    • Three and More in Love: Group Marriage or Integrating Commitment and Sexual Freedom (Annina Sartorius)
    • Remember the Kiss…. (Suzann Robins)
    • A Glimpse of Harmony (Deborah Taj Anapol)
    • In the Forecourt of Paradise: A Report on the Possible Love-Erotic Future of Humankind (Konstanza)
    • Love Is Born from the Pulse of God’s Heart: An Insight into the Polyamorous Circle Kamala (Numa Ray)
    • Uncomfortable Bridges: The Bisexual Politics of Outing Polyamory (Nathan Patrick Rambukkana)
    • We Are All Quite Queer (Betty Dodson)
    • Does Bisexuality Exist? (Dan Clurman)
    • From Self to Self: Masturbation as the Future of Sex (Eric Francis)
    • Just Like a Hollywood Movie (Taliesin the Bard)
    • Sacred Bi Love: An Erotic Journey (Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio)
    • Bi Poly Cinema (Wayne M. Bryant)
    • BI BOOKS
    • “Take Four Pioneering Poly Women”: A Review of Three Classical Texts on Polyamory (Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli)
    • Index
    • Reference Notes Included


    Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio