Research shows growing interest in Polyamory

Research shows growing interest in polyamory, as reported by Health24 from South Africa on November 5th.

Study evaluates Google trends for ten years

Dr. Amy Moors, head of social science research and evaluation for the College of Engineering at Purdue University, evaluated data collected by Google Trends between January 2006 and December 2015. Google Trends evaluates what Google search engine users are looking for.

She discovered that the frequency of the search for “polyamory” and “open relations” increased over time, while the search for “swingers” – a more old-fashioned term – decreased over time.

Moors says:

“I anticipate that consensually non-monogamous relationships will become more mainstream,” Moors says. “Arguably, many people have been engaging in polyamory, open relationships, and swinging for years, but remain closeted due to fear of stigma and discrimination.”

In case the article linked here is not in your language I suggest using Deepl Translator or Google Translate both of which give pretty good results.

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Research shows growing interest in Polyamory

Here you´ll find study http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00224499.2016.1178208?journalCode=hjsr20

Here you´ll find the original article at Women´s Health THIS Surprising Sex Trend Is More Popular Than Ever 

And here is the republished article from South Africa

This sex trend is more popular in relationships than ever before

Polyamory and Science

In the article series Polyamory Science on Polyamory Magazine you will find all articles about scientific research about Polyamory.

Other articles about polyamory

This article series is part of the article series about Polyamory, where you will find all articles on this topic. They are subdivided into various sub-areas, for example:

Coming-out as a polyamorous
Polyamory - one woman and several men
Interviews about Polyamory

You can find articles here that I have found all over the world, some in German and even more often in English.

More information about Polyamory

In the section "What is Polyamory" you will find information about what Polyamory is, how Polyamory works, where you can meet other polyamorous people, as well as other topics, for example (all coming soon, translation is in progress):

  • Prejudices about Polyamory describes common prejudices about Polyamory and presents you with the scientifically documented reality
  • Polyamory Events and Meetings
  • Polyamory dating websites
  • Polyamory Science with results from research about Polyamory

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About Viktor Leberecht 418 Articles
Viktor Leberecht is my pseudonym for my work as a freelance author. I have a Master´s Degree (M.A.) in history, and I have had vocational training and many years of experience as a journalist. I have lived in a polyamorous relationship with a woman who is married to another man since 2003. I write about polyamory, to inform, refute prejudice, and to promote the social acceptance of polyamory. I am committed to multiple relations within the framework of human rights, which, of course, means the same rights for everybody.

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