Polyamory Reading Guide

Last updated 3 May 2017

What is polyamory? According to the definition provided on the website More Than Two, polyamory is "the state or practice of maintaining multiple sexual and/or romantic relationships simultaneously, with the full knowledge and consent of all the people involved."

What is this webpage? This is a simple list of books and articles for people who want to find out more about polyamory and open relationships. If you're interested in people and events, maybe try companion page UK Polyamory Resources.

Have you actually read any of these? Half, at the last count. This list was generated through a discussion in the UK Polyamory facebook group in April 2016. My personal recommendations, to start with, would be More Than Two and Rewriting the Rules.

Why does it look so basic? Because simple solutions are often the most effective, but mostly because I'm not a web designer.


Ethical non-monogamy in practice

Academic, scientific and theoretical texts

If you're interested in academic texts, try companion page Polyamory Research

Autobiography and personal stories

Sex and relationships

Gender and Sexuality

Kink and BDSM

For more books, take a look at All 42 nonfiction books on modern polyamory on Polyamory in the News, or Best Books for Polyamory on Goodreads.




Mental health

Sex and relationships

Facebook groups

For UK-focused groups, see UK Polyamory Resources


Something to add? Email eatthinkdance@gmail.com. I'd particularly love to hear about more zines and other accessible forms of writing.