Polyamory is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time, with the knowledge or consent of everyone involved. It is often described as consensual, ethical, or responsible non-monogamy.
Relationship Anarchy – (or RA) is the belief that relationships should not be bound by rules aside from what the people involved mutually agree upon. If a relationship anarchist has multiple intimate partners, it might be considered as a form of polyamory, but distinguishes itself by postulating that there need not be a formal distinction between sexual, romantic, or platonic relationships
Polyamory Europe – a closed group on the polyamorous scene in Europe.
Polyamory Europe (secret group) – the “secret twin” of the above group, for those who prefer to fully keep their privacy. The content and participants list cannot be seen by anyone that is not part of the group.
On the internet
Relationship Anarchy: a good blog on the subject.
Polyamory? What, like, two girlfriends? – funny, yet very informative and complete polyamory FAQ.
Polyamory.org – Home page of the pioneer alt.polyamory group, full of resources and links.
Tristan Taormino’s Opening Up – website that educates people interested in open relationships of all kinds and provides a list of professionals (psychologists, social workers, etc.) who are knowledgeable about alternative relationships.
Polyweekly – the website of “Polyamory Weekly”, an excellent podcast on all things poly.
Loving More – by an organization that publishes a magazine, holds annual conferences, and provides information and inspiration for people of all orientations who are interested in exploring healthy relationship options including group marriage, open couples, intimate networks, expanded families, and intentional communities.
Polyamory.org.uk – a UK-based resource for everyone interested in polyamory, ethical non-monogamy, and relationship anarchy, from a diverse community friendly to all forms of adult sexual/personal identity from LGBTQ, sex positive culture, feminism, spirituality, to BDSM.
Polyamory in the News… by Alan – a blog that keeps track of poly-related news in the media.
Related meetings in Europe
BiCon – an annual long-weekend gathering for bisexual people, their friends, partners and anyone with a supportive interest in bisexuality. There are discussion groups and workshops all day and social space & entertainment in the evening.
Polyday – a one-day event in London supporting and celebrating ethical non-monogamy, and is a brilliant event to attend as an introduction to polyamory. OpenCon UK (2010-2014), from where International OpenCon Catalonia (IOCC) took much of its structure and flavour, grew out of Polyday.
OpenCon Madrid – Spanish-language sister event of IOCC.
OpenCon Italia – Italian-language sister event of IOCC.
Opencon Transilvania – English & Romanian language sister event of IOCC.
Alan’s list of polyamory events – a blog that keeps a list of upcoming polyamorous events (regional, national and international) including in Europe.