What do we know about consensual non-monogamy?

Scoats, Ryan and Campbell, Christine (2022) What do we know about consensual non-monogamy? Current Opinion in Psychology, 48. p. 101468. ISSN 2352-2518

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Recent years have seen considerable interest in consensual non-monogamy from both public and academic perspectives. At least 5% of the North American population is currently in a consensually non-monogamous relationship of some form and there is little difference in measures of relationship quality compared to monogamous relationships. Despite increasing levels of understanding and engagement many practitioners of consensual non-monogamy still experience stigma (and minority stress) which is exacerbated by context (e.g. parenting, healthcare settings), type of consensual non-monogamy (e.g. polyamory vs swinging) and intersects with other identities (e.g. race, sexuality). This review outlines what is currently understood about consensual non-monogamy and argues that relationship diversity has a place alongside gender and sexuality when studying sexual behaviours, romantic relationships, and well-being.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2022.101468
29 August 2022Accepted
16 September 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Consensual non-monogamy, Healthcare, Romantic relationships, Sexual behaviour, Stigma
Subjects: CAH04 - psychology > CAH04-01 - psychology > CAH04-01-01 - psychology (non-specific)
CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-01 - sociology, social policy and anthropology > CAH15-01-01 - social sciences (non-specific)
CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-01 - sociology, social policy and anthropology > CAH15-01-02 - sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > College of Law, Social and Criminal Justice
Depositing User: Ryan Scoats
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2023 08:59
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 12:49
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14817

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