Until you’ve consumed all of the best Polyamory books, can you even claim to be a true fan?
- More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory (2014)
- The Ethical Slut, Third Edition: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love (2017)
- The Polyamory Toolkit: A Guidebook for Polyamorous Relationships (2019)
- The Smart Girl’s Guide to Polyamory: Everything You Need to Know About Open Relationships, Non-Monogamy, and Alternative Love (2017)
- Compersion: Polyamory Beyond Jealousy (2018)
- A Therapist’s Guide to Consensual Nonmonogamy (2018)
- Polyamory in the 21st Century:: Love and Intimacy with Multiple Partners (2012)
- Eight Things I Wish I’d Known About Polyamory: Before I Tried It and Frakked It Up (2014)
- It’s Called “Polyamory”: Coming Out About Your Nonmonogamous Relationships (2017)
- Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future of Polyqueer Sexualities (Intersections) (2016)
- Jealousy Survival Guide: How to feel safe, happy & secure in an open relationship (2017)
- Ask Me About Polyamory: The Best of Kimchi Cuddles (2016)
- Let’s Talk About… Non-Monogamy: Questions and Conversation Starters for Couples Exploring Open Relationships, Swinging, or Polyamory (Beyond the Sheets) (2019)
More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory (2014)
Can you love more than one person? Have multiple romantic partners, without jealousy or cheating? Absolutely! Polyamorous people have been paving the way, through trial and painful error. Now the new book More Than Two can help you find your own way.
The Ethical Slut, Third Edition: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love (2017)
For 20 years The Ethical Slut has dispelled myths and showed curious readers how to maintain a successful polyamorous lifestyle through open communication, emotional honesty, and safer sex practices.
The Polyamory Toolkit: A Guidebook for Polyamorous Relationships (2019)
For nearly two decades Dan and Dawn have navigated their journey in polyamory by being proactive, insightful and analytical. Early on, there was very little information or resources available, so the adventure required them to learn from their mistakes as well as their successes.Each have multiple partners and have a history of polyamory relationships lasting multiple years.
The Smart Girl’s Guide to Polyamory: Everything You Need to Know About Open Relationships, Non-Monogamy, and Alternative Love (2017)
No one likes a know-it-all, but everyone loves a girl with brains and heart.
Compersion: Polyamory Beyond Jealousy (2018)
Compersion can be defined as the opposite of jealousy. Hypatia, famous polyamorous blogger and inspirational writer, has intensively focused her research on this feeling somewhat unknown to most people. Through her careful research as well as her personal experience, she has come to the conclusion that compersion is within the reach of every polyamorous individual.
A Therapist’s Guide to Consensual Nonmonogamy (2018)
Consensual nonmonogamy (CNM) means that all partners in a relationship consent to expanded monogamy or polyamory. Clinicians are on the front line in providing support for the estimated millions pioneering these modern relationships. This first available guide for therapists provides answers to prevalent questions: What is the difference between expanded monogamy and polyamory? Is CNM healthy and safe?
Polyamory in the 21st Century:: Love and Intimacy with Multiple Partners (2012)
Polyamory means having simultaneous close emotional, and possibly sexual, relationships with two or more other individuals with the knowledge and consent of all partners concerned. The growing practice of polyamory in the U. S. indicates a significant shift in the way marriage and intimate relationships have evolved over the last few decades.
Eight Things I Wish I’d Known About Polyamory: Before I Tried It and Frakked It Up (2014)
For many folks seeking to open up their lives and relationships, the road ahead is uncertain and foggy. Outside of traditional monogamy, relationship structure options and guidelines are often murky at best. This book seeks to demystify the basics of healthy, consensual non-monogamy by sharing the lessons learned from both Minx and thousands of podcast listeners who have built successful polyamorous relationships.
It’s Called “Polyamory”: Coming Out About Your Nonmonogamous Relationships (2017)
Even in progressive families and communities, people who practice nonmonogamy are susceptible to misinformation and accusations of moral and emotional failings. Facing this requires its own coming out and education process. In this guide, Tamara Pincus and Rebecca Hiles provide a roadmap for explaining the expansive intricacies of the consensual nonmonogamy spectrum.
Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future of Polyqueer Sexualities (Intersections) (2016)
A man and woman are in an open relationship. They have agreed that having sexual partners outside of their relationship is permissible. One night, when her partner is in another city, the woman has sex with the man’s best friend. What does this mean for their relationship? More importantly, why is there such a strong cultural taboo against this kind of triangulation and what does it reveal about the social organization of gender and sexuality?
Jealousy Survival Guide: How to feel safe, happy & secure in an open relationship (2017)
Jealousy can have an enormous impact on some people, so it is no surprise that people (especially those who practice consensual non-monogamy) think, talk, and write about it quite a bit. In “Jealousy Survival Guide”, Kitty Chambliss does the homework for you and collects the best tidbits on life and emotions to give you inspiration and provide tools to gain and practice new skills.
Ask Me About Polyamory: The Best of Kimchi Cuddles (2016)
A hilarious and touching comic about polyamory, queer, and genderqueer issues. If your relationships or your gender are unconventional, you’ll find useful advice and plenty of laughs in this compilation of the wildly popular webcomic Kimchi Cuddles. Quirky, endearing and charmingly (and sometimes painfully) realistic characters, many based on real people, explore polyamory, queer and genderqueer issues.
Let’s Talk About… Non-Monogamy: Questions and Conversation Starters for Couples Exploring Open Relationships, Swinging, or Polyamory (Beyond the Sheets) (2019)
WARNING: This book will expand the sexual possibilities in your life!Are you interested in open relationships, swinging, or polyamory and want to find out what your partner thinks about it?
Best Polyamory Books Worth Your Attention
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some polyamory books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
The Polyamory Breakup Book: Causes, Prevention, and Survival
Author(s): Kathy Labriola, Lacey Johnson
ID: 2438991, Publisher: Thorntree Press, Year: 4 Oct 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
New Religions and the Mediation of Non-Monogamy: Polyamory, Polygamy, and Reality Television
Author(s): Michelle Mueller
ID: 3177504, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
Love and Freedom: Transcending Monogamy and Polyamory
Author(s): Jorge N. Ferrer
ID: 3187356, Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.