Claire and Sebastian are joined by Michael Hagg, from Probably Poly, and we tackle a big question. Is polyamory an identity or sexual orientation? Taking the core text to be a 2014 article from C.Kleese, in which the author conducts a descriptive lit review of academic and activist discussions on sexual orientation and traces contradictory voices in current debates on polyamory.
While some consider polyamory to be nothing more than a convenient label for their current relationship constellations or a handy tool for communicating their willingness to enter more than one relationship at a time, others claim it as one of their core identities. But is there something political in using sexual orientation language? Could polyamory join the LGBTQIA+ movement? And how much do labels actually help us in the first place?
Polyamory: Intimate practice, identity or sexual orientation? by Christian Klesse was first published February 5, 2014. This can be found on Sage Pub here. We also mention another Kleese article in this episode, regarding 'slippery slope' arguments made about polyamory, which can be found here.
To hear more from Michael Haff, we urge you to check out Probably Poly! For more on the Young Poly Carolinas you can see their facebook here, or listen to their Probably Poly guest episode here.
11/11/2022 05:46:18 pm
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