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What Is Kitchen Table Polyamory?

“As with many queer and poly terms, kitchen table poly is defined differently by its practitioners. Laura Boyle, author of the Ready For Polyamory blog, writes that participants in kitchen table poly are encouraged, and in some cases, expected, to have a “close-friend, sibling-like relationship” with their metamours, or their partner’s partners. Everyone in the polycule—or everyone in a given network of non-monogamous relationships—should be able to sit around a kitchen table and feel comfortable together, almost like a family. Whether or not this kind of arrangement involves sex or PDA in front of each other is not a given, and is decided by those in the polycule.”