We have a meet on the 2nd Monday of the month, usually in private homes, from 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Most of our events are organized via our secret facebook group (not visible to all your friends), so if you would like to attend an event or join the facebook group please email us at email@example.com with a short self-introduction.
What is the difference between polyamory, polygamy and swinging? And which are you?
Polyamory is when people have multiple love/romantic relationships with the full knowledge and consent of everyone concerned. Here's more on that. That is what we are here.
Polygamy is when a person marries more than one person at a time. This is usually one (older, richer) guy and multiple women or girls and is often done for religious reasons - more accurately called polygyny. This is definitely not what we are.
Swinging is typically when a couple has an agreement where they can have sex with outside people, but can have a romantic relationship only with one another. There are swinger organizations you can connect with that mostly fit heterosexual couples and bisexual women. This is also not what we are. Here's more info on swinging.
I'm a journalist and I want to write a story about polyamory, can I attend or interview you?
We probably can set you up with someone to interview, but everything shared at the meets is confidential, and all attendees will be required to agree to that, so we don't want you at our meetings. Email us if you have questions.
I'd like to learn about polyamory.
I'm new to poly and am in a relationship looking for a third.
This is by no means the only (or most successful) way to do polyamory, particularly when starting out. Here's some info that might be helpful in avoiding the most common pitfalls. Here are some general good resources too.
About The Vancouver Polyamorous Women's Discussion Group:
This group was created for polyamorous women in the Vancouver area and is open to all polyamorous, poly-friendly or poly-curious folks who identify as women. The group welcomes women of all sexual orientations. The intention of this group is to foster a supportive community in which we can speak freely about our experiences with polyamory and discuss issues that polyamrous women face. Hopefully, this group will also serve as a catalyst for further relationships, connection and community building at large.
This group is a community group and thus is not "run" by anyone. You are invited to offer to facilitate meetings, host meetings, help with the administration of the group, plan socials or even to stir up dialogue. Each of you is invited to contribute to this group in whichever way works for you. If you have an idea about how you’d like to contribute and are uncertain about how to implement it, please contact the administrators. It is best to email all of us as we co-administrate the group.
We welcome all suggestions and comments, and hope everyone feels comfortable in volunteering in whatever capacity they so desire.
Some events require an access code, which is available to members of the group. If you wish to join the group and obtain an access code to register for meetings, email a self-introduction to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on groups and events open to all genders, and for a calendar of all local events, visit http://vanpoly.ca.