LOVES TO LOVE: POLYAMORY AT CONTEMPORANEITY

Tatiana Spalding Perez Yáskara Arrial Palma About the authors

ABSTRACT

Historically love was built based on the constructs of romantic love, patriarchate, heteronormativity and compulsory monogamy. Currently new constructions - among them polyamory - defend the possibility love and/or sexual relations with more than one person simultaneously. The aim of this qualitative exploratory and descriptive study was to understand polyamory and its constructs. Narrative interviews were conducted with six participants who identified themselves as “polyamorish” or declared to be involved in multiple relationship consent by all. Data were analyzed by discourse analysis from the perspective of post structuralist and socio-historical psychology. As result polyamory constructs identified were non-monogamy, free love, responsibility, compersion, respect for individuality, sexual freedom, gender equality and dialogue. The results also highlighted the difficulties faced at polyamory, as insecurity on public exposure and gender stereotypes social pressures.

Keywords:
polyamory; social psychology; sexuality dispositive; gender relations

Associação Brasileira de Psicologia Social Programa de Pós-graduação em Psicologia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (CFCH), Av. da Arquitetura S/N - 7º Andar - Cidade Universitária, Recife - PE - CEP: 50740-550 - Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil
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