Like a lot of the middle-aged attendees at this conference, Wagner was married, twice – traditional marriages that weren't supposed to involve cheating but did, anyway.
She thought she might be bisexual, but ignored those feelings to focus on raising her daughter.
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She was from Nebraska, and had never heard of such a thing. People across cultures have been loving more than one person at a time, engaging in multiple-partner relationships, and having open and varied sexual play for thousands of years.
They are in the process of becoming a non-profit organization and want to educate Edmontonians about their unconventional take on romantic partnerships.
Founder Alyson Sidra, who is married and dating outside that relationship, gives a crash course on polyamory and explains why it can be a recipe for relationship success. If someone identifies as polyamorous, they are open to having more than one romantic partner with the openness, consent and honesty of everyone involved.
Even the whole European concept of "courtly love", which our modern ideas of romance are based upon, is a fundamentally polyamorous expression.
After all, courtiers were In modern practice, there are two main types of polyamory: First, there's what's known as a hierarchical model, where there is a core partnership (often known as "primary" partners), each of whom may date or engage in sexual contact with people outside that relationship.