The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love

Author(s): Janet W. Hardy & Dossie Easton

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Our poly section has been growing in non-monogamous ways for some time. I'm sure people are swapping their various titles because there are no book in there that seem out of place. Maybe that is just Rowland's excellent collection skills. The other books are newer to the shelf, Ethical Slut is the originator of communication techniques, respectful listening and self love. The reason it feels like poly book relationship is because all the various poly trainers at Hares, including both authors, exemplify consensus in decision-making without the subservience, discomfort or hoo ha. The third edition includes interviews with chill young, born-and-bred poly millennials, tributes to poly elders and new info on  asexuality, sex work and how polys can connect and thrive. The authors also include content addressing nontraditional relationships beyond the poly paradigm, such as couples who don't live together, couples who don't have sex or opposite styles, nonparallel arrangements, power disparities, cross-orientation relationships, and uses non-binary gender terminology and introduces readers to terms that have come into common usage since the last edition.

September 2017

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The ethical poly reading list include the following: Rolling Stone USA gets a liking for polyamory • interviews and excerpts with Dossie on YouTube • and Janet with the hilarious queer 'schoolgirls' Mayhem and Trouble in an interview on YouTube.

"The Ethical Slut is a classic, a book that helped launch the modern non-monogamy movement. Updating a book of such historical significance is no easy task, but The Ethical Slut, Third Edition succeeds beautifully. Where the original broke radical new ground, this edition is more nuanced, a book for a more complex age. In the third edition, we see the wide variety of forms ethical non-monogamy, and indeed human sexual relationships, can take. This new version brings a new focus on consent, talks about the many wonderful and varied ways ethical non-monogamy happens, and shows an appreciation for the vast range of human sexuality. This is The Ethical Slut for a new era, and cements the book's place as one of the cornerstones of modern non-monogamous thought." --Franklin Veaux, More Than Two: A practical guide to ethical polyamory

"In the two decades since the first edition of The Ethical Slut has been published, polyamory has expanded into a practice that, if not outright mainstream, is at least much more widely accepted and understood. [...] The 20th anniversary edition of The Ethical Slut, has been significantly updated and expanded from its humble debut, including sections to poly pioneers, black poly activism and yes, shifting attitudes towards polyamory within a new generation. They acknowledge that millennials reading the book today will not have been raised in the same context that Hardy and Easton were - before the sexual revolution, when saving oneself for marriage was considered the norm."--Anna Fitzpatrick, Rolling Stone

JANET W. HARDY is the author of more than ten books and the founder of Greenery Press, a now defunct publisher specializing in sexually adventurous books. She has an MFA in creative writing from St. Mary's College, and swore off monogamy in 1987.


DOSSIE EASTON is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in alternative sexualities and relationships, with twenty years of experience counseling open relationships. She is the author of four other books, and has been an ethical slut since 1969.

General Fields

  • : 9780399579660
  • : Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
  • : Rodale Books
  • : June 2017
  • : 1.00000mm X 6.00000mm X 9.00000mm
  • : September 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 320
  • : 2017017743
  • : 306.84/230973
  • : English
  • : Revised ed.
  • : Paperback
  • : Janet W. Hardy & Dossie Easton