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Still more on the Map of Non-Monogamy

[Edit]: Can't get enough non-monogamy? Check out the book!

The Map of Non-Monogamy I've posted on my journal already keeps generating a ton of email, and I've realized that there is still another category of non-monogamous sexual behavior missing from it.

So, here it is yet again, in what is hopefully the final revision (ha!). The Map has gotten quite a lot more complicated, and I've added a number of new examples and clarified some of the old ones. I've also added borders around the various overlapping sections to make them easier to see. Oh, and polyamory intersects with swinging now--it was supposed to from the beginning, and I'm not quite sure why it didn't.

I'm still getting quite a bit of email about the Map, so for the record: Yes, you can re-post or re-blog it provided you give credit and a return link. A couple of folks have emailed asking for permission to translate it into different languages. Same thing; feel free to do so provided you give credit and a return link.

If you translate it or blog about it and you'd like me to link to your translation or article, let me know! I'm also planning, eventually, to add a Sexual Informatics section to the Xeromag.com Web site, which will have this and all the other sexual informatics charts and maps I've done, probably in a more interactive format.

As before, click on the picture to see a much, much larger version.



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suzmonster
Sep. 2nd, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
Is it weird that now I want to make a 2D chart to mark off the intersection of categories? Looks good, though.
tacit
Sep. 19th, 2010 08:47 am (UTC)
Weird? Maybe. I'm not qualified to say. Hot? Definitely!
merovingian
Sep. 2nd, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
It just so happens that "Unicorn Polyamory" is the name of the heroine of my new lurid pulp-fictional novella.

Not really, I just made that up.
pingback_bot
Sep. 8th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)
Franklin’s Map of Non-Monogamy
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pingback_bot
Sep. 10th, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
Non-Monogamy Map
User feministfucktoy referenced to your post from Non-Monogamy Map saying: [...] , and I totally did) is the Map of Non-Monogamy [...]
(Anonymous)
Sep. 13th, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
Up on Savage Love blog
skittenwench
Sep. 21st, 2010 12:17 am (UTC)
ok- I have a challenge for you- How would you fit mine & Bu's relationship on your chart?
He's an asexual, bi-poly geek. I was monogamous before him but I started dating him & as friend of hids at the same time.
Now? we have livedtogether for 8 years & I 'm mostly the only one who goes outside four relstionship with his encopuragement.
I am willing to do casual sex but only if I feel like I know the person.... once, likew 3 or 4 yesrs ago? I got to watvch him have goodbye sex with an old boyfriend (we have an arrabngement that I get to watch when he's with a man)
so..... how would you categporize this? by the way- he gets to meet any & everyopne I ever play with bdsm wise....
orogeny2000
Sep. 23rd, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
thanks, this made my afternoon
charlyssa54
Sep. 30th, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
Brand *spanking* new!
Just started reading your blog, and I thank you very much it has caused me to get no work done today. :D I love this map, but when I first saw it I screamed at the wonderful chaos of it, then spent the next 30 minutes dissecting it. So thank you, so very much Sir.
mordicai
Oct. 20th, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
Bravo, this is a lot of fun.
tixen
Oct. 20th, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
This is a totally awesome representation of how these titles interact. Thank you for making this!
eustacecscrubb
Oct. 20th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
I really want to read this but the Comic Sans is making me twitchy...
(Anonymous)
Oct. 24th, 2010 08:45 am (UTC)
Maybe it's used to convey stupidity, but it annoys me as well.
nasu_dengaku
Oct. 21st, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
Looks like you're the toast of World Statistics Day:

http://www.datapointed.net/2010/10/data-blogs-gone-wild/

(Anonymous)
Oct. 21st, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
Not A Map of "Human Sexuality"
You left out almost all forms of sexual orientation. This is a map of Human Sexual "Relational Structures," many of which could be applied to non-heterosexuals. However, your verbal examples decry any attention to non-heteros (except for the bi/gay husband who secretly goes to bathhouses, and the bi/gay women in relationships with men, which is merely another male hetero delight). So, it's a great chart. It's just not what you say it is. It's more limited than your title and description suggest. So, why not just re-title and re-describe it?
tacit
Oct. 21st, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Not A Map of "Human Sexuality"
I don't describe this chart as a map of human sexuality; only as a map of forms of non-monogamy. I did do a map of human sexuality some time ago, but it's an entirely different thing.
Re: Not A Map of "Human Sexuality" - alan7388 - Oct. 27th, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Not A Map of "Human Sexuality" - innocencest - Oct. 22nd, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC) - Expand
pingback_bot
Oct. 24th, 2010 09:51 am (UTC)
map of non-monogamy
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