Polyamory and Monogamy As Strategic Identities

Margaret Robinson
  • January 2011, American Psychological Association (APA)
  • DOI: 10.1037/e656612011-001

Polyamory & Monogamy as Strategic Identities

What is it about?

This article argues that polyamory is an identity that serves a function for bisexual women - namely, to make bisexuality visible to others in ways that monogamy cannot.

Why is it important?

Increasingly, polyamory is being framed as a type of sexual orientation--one focused on partner number rather than sex or gender. However, this approach does not address the fluidity between polyamory and monogamy reported by the women in this study.

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