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The Fewer the Merrier?: Assessing Stigma Surrounding Consensually Non‐monogamous Romantic Relationships
In the context of recent debates about same-sex marriage, consensually nonmonogamous (CNM) relationships have recently begun making their way into media discussions. In the current research, we
A Critical Examination of Popular Assumptions About the Benefits and Outcomes of Monogamous Relationships
It is concluded that evidence for the benefits of monogamy relative to other relationship styles is currently lacking, suggesting that, for those who choose it, consensual non-monogamy may be a viable alternative to monogamy.
Perceived proposer personality characteristics and gender differences in acceptance of casual sex offers.
  • T. Conley
  • Psychology
    Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 February 2011
Overall findings suggest that sexual pleasure figures largely in women's and men's decision making about casual sex and that the large gender differences Clark and Hatfield observed in acceptance of the casual sex offer may have more to do with perceived personality characteristics of the female versus male proposers than with gender differences.
Attached to monogamy? Avoidance predicts willingness to engage (but not actual engagement) in consensual non-monogamy
People view monogamy as the optimal form of partnering and stigmatize consensual non-monogamous (CNM) relationships. Likewise, attachment researchers often equate romantic love (and security) with
Gender, Relationship Status, and Stereotyping about Sexual Risk
In this research, the authors integrated research on stereotyping and health to document relationship-status stereotyping about sexual risk. Drawing on research on relational schemas and implicit
Love and sex: polyamorous relationships are perceived more favourably than swinging and open relationships
Consensual non-monogamy (CNM) refers to romantic relationships in which all partners agree to engage in sexual, romantic and/or emotional relationships with others. Within the general framework of
Mistakes That Heterosexual People Make When Trying to Appear Non-Prejudiced
Two theoretical perspectives, shared reality theory and the contact hypothesis, are used to analyze the quantitative responses and determine that the most common mistakes concerned heterosexuals' pointing out that they know someone who is gay, emphasizing their lack of prejudice, and relying on stereotypes about gays.
Killing Us Softly? Investigating Portrayals of Women and Men in Contemporary Magazine Advertisements
Our research aimed to systematically investigate how women and men are portrayed in magazine advertisements, deriving hypotheses from Jean Kilbourne’s observed media analysis presented in her Killing
Stigma toward individuals engaged in consensual nonmonogamy: Robust and worthy of additional research.
Inourtargetarticle,“TheFewer theMerrier:AssessingStigmaSurrounding Consensual Nonmonogamous Relationships,” we documented a robust stigma toward consensual nonmonogamous relationships and a halo