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  1. Beginner's Guide to Group Sex
    Who Does What to Whom and How

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
  2. Beyond Monogamy
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    A newsletter dedicated to exploring and facilitating alternatives to traditional monogamous relationships. There is a collection of these newsletters from 1980 through 1982 in the Connexions Archive.
  3. Bi Any Other Name
    Bisexual People Speak Out

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    A collection of essays by 75 authors on bisexual identity.
  4. Bisexual Resource Guide
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2000
    Every kind of bisexual and bi-inclusive organization is included - youth groups and media, bi People of Color coalitions and cross-cultural alliances, political groups and social gatherings, universities, religious centers, bookstores, HIV/AIDS support, places to dance and sing, and more.
  5. Bob Flanagan: Supermasochist
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
  6. Breaking the Bonds
    The Realities of Sexually Open Relationships

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    An examination of the lives of (American) people involved in socially and/or sexually open relationships.
  7. The Civilized Couple's Guide to Extra-Marital Adventure
    Resource Type: Book
  8. The Connexions Annual: Introductions to the directory & its sections
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
  9. Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
    A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rights, civil liberties, social change.
  10. Different Loving
    An exploration of the world of sexual dominance and submission

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    Explores and demystifies the worlds of BDSM, sexual power relationships, and fetishism.
  11. The Ethical Slut
    A guide to infinite sexual possibilities

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    A guide for anyone who dreams of having all the sex and love and friendship they want. Explores the skills and issues of a life beyond tradiational lifetime monogamy, from scheduling dates to handling jealousy, finding partners, resolving conflict, and raising children.
  12. Geschichte der O
    Resource Type: Book
  13. Glossary of BDSM
    Resource Type: Article
    This glossary of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Dominance, Submission, Sadism, Masochism) terms defines terms commonly used in the BDSM community.
  14. Group Marriage
    A Study of Contemporary Multilateral Marriage

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    A study of more than 100 group marriages in the United States, exploring the psychology and sociology of this form of marital relationship. The study looks at how group marriages are established, who enters into such relationships, how they communicate, how children and adults relate, how conflicts are resolved.
  15. Group marriage
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Is a form of polyamory in which more than one man and more than one woman form a family unit.
  16. Group Sex
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    A study of couples who engage in mate-swapping and group sex.
  17. The Harrad Experiment
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1967
  18. I Did It For Science: Bartending at a Sex Party
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    What are those clothed civilians thinking while serving drinks to half-naked swingers in the moments just before and after coitus? I decided to find out by stepping behind the bar at an NYC sex club one Saturday night.
  19. Intimate Friendships
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
    Examines various forms of intimate relationship, from monogamy, to monogamy with adultery, to polygyny, polyandry and group relationships.
  20. Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
  21. Jay Wiseman's Erotic Bondage Handbook
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    A compendium of advice on how to tie up your sweetie, or get tied up yourself.
  22. Leather Menace, The.
    Comments on Politics and S/M

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1982
    Attitudes towards S&M in the women's movement.
  23. Leatherfolk
    Radical Sex, People, Politics, and Practice

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
  24. The Leatherman's Handbook II
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
  25. The Lesbian S/M Safety manual
    Resource Type: Book
  26. Lesbian Sex Mafia ("l s/m") speakout
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1982
    Report of a workshop on "politically correct, politically incorrect sexuality."
  27. Loving More
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    A newsletter published by PEP (Polyfidelitious Educational Productions), a group marriage journal and network. Previous title was PEPTALK; name was changed to Loving More starting with the Spring 1991 issue (Issue #26), and to Loving More Magazine ins 1994. Some copies of this publication are in the Connexions Archive.
    See also the Loving More website www.lovemore.com.
  28. Man acquitted when wife says she consented to torturing
    Resource Type: Article
  29. The Mistress Condition
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
    A look at some [American] women who live outside of conventional marriage.
  30. On the Safe Edge
    A Manual for SM Play

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    A handbook on safe practices in S&M play.
  31. Open Marriage
    A New Life Style for Couples

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    The authors propose open marriage as a way to help couples realize that there can be both relatedness and freedom in marriage, and that freedom, with the growth and responsibility it entails, can be the basis for intimacy and love.
  32. Outlaw of Gor
    Volume II in the Strange History of Counter-Earth

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1967
  33. Pansexuality
    Resource Type: Article
    Pansexuality (also referred to as omnisexuality) is a sexual orientation, characterized by the potential for aesthetic attraction, romantic love, or sexual desire towards people, regardless of their gender identity or biological sex. Some pansexuals suggest that they are gender-blind; that gender and sex are insignificant or irrelevant in determining whether they will be sexually attracted to others. For others, an individual's sex, gender expression, or gender identity can be a key factor of attraction, despite the pansexual individual's wide range of sex and gender attractions.
  34. PEPCON
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1990
  35. Peptalk
    Periodical profile published 1989

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1989
  36. Polyamory
    Resource Type: Website
  37. Polyamory-Related Books - Open Marriage
    Resource Type: Website
  38. Promiscuity
    Resource Type: Article
    In human sexual behavior, promiscuity denotes sex with relatively many partners. In polygamy it is distinguished from promiscuity.
  39. Proposition 31
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
  40. Rebellion of Yale Marrat
    Resource Type: Book
  41. Sex and Marriage in Utopian Communities in Nineteenth Century America
    Nineteenth-Century America

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    A look at original approaches to sex and marraige in the utopian communities of nineteenth-century America. Many of these communities abolished monogamy and individualism and sought ways of dealing with the sexual life of the group as a whole.
  42. The Sexual Life of Catherine M.
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
  43. The Sixties
    Years of Hope, Days of Rage

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical context.
  44. '68: The Year of the Barricades
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening around the world.
  45. Socialism and the New Life
    The Personal and Sexual Politics of Edward Carpenter and Havelock Ellis

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
  46. The Story of O
    Resource Type: Book
  47. The Story of O Comic Book
    Volume 1

    Resource Type: Book
  48. Strange Cults and Utopias of 19th Century America
    Original title: History of American Socialisms

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1966
    Histories of communal experiments and communities in the United States.
  49. Swinging
    Resource Type: Article
    Swinging or partner swapping (sometimes referred to as the swinging lifestyle or simply the lifestyle) is a non-monogamous behaviour, in which partners in a committed relationship agree, as a couple, for both partners to engage in sexual activities with other people, sometimes referred to as recreational or social sex.
  50. Take your partners
    Resource Type: Article
    Monogamy is not necessarily the best policy.
  51. When Will the Media Really Get Polyamory?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Why do the media so often miss the mark when they write articles or do a feature on polyamory? Why do so many approach the subject with a ready-made idea of what they are looking for?
  52. You and I...Searching for Tomorrow
    Resource Type: Book
    Letters to author Robert H. Rimmer about non-traditional sexual experiences and explorations, such as group marriage.

Experts on Alternative Sexual Lifestyles in the Sources Directory

  1. Loving More
  2. Museum of Sex

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