CNBC Jumps On The Nonmonogamous Bandwagon…

…but they do it pretty well with their latest piece, entitled “Non-Monogany Is More Common Than You’d Think”. They’ve also featured some top experts like attorney Diana Adams and Dr. Elisabeth Sheff to present useful information rather than the “sexy clickbait” so often seen accompanying articles on polyamory in mainstream media. This evenhanded piece also features the experiences of an otherwise heteronormative couple and a closed MFF triad. Of course it would be great to see more ethnic, gender, and disability variety in the representation of poly people, but as far as media coverage of ethical nonmonogamy goes, this feature is pretty solid. Two thumbs up for CNBC.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/polyamory-relationships-how-common-is-non-monogamy-cbsn-originals/?ftag=CNM-00-10aag7e

Another Yahoo Tries To Poly

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/tell-significant-other-might-interested-174840418.html

If ENM conversations were footwear, the pointers here would be Uggs: they’re pretty basic.  Plus, I have an inherent problem with awful proofreading. (It’s bad enough to have random commas scattered throughout, but did we really need two #5s?)

The bullet points are a mixed bag of cliché, good-topics/bad presentation, and actually useful. I think the most important suggestions here are #s 1 (self-exploration) and 5b (having a support system – so underrated!), with honorable mention going to 2 (sharing your mindset with your partner). The expert MadLibs paragraph is so stilted and awkward as written that it should never be used as-is no matter WHAT you put in the blanks, and reinforces the false “silver bullet” approach that makes people think all their problems will be solved if they could just find the magic words to use.

There ARE no magic words.

Unless you’re reading our Poly Wanna Answer columns, that is. That stuff is gold.