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Because we live in such a monogamy-centered society, it makes sense that many people can only conceive of non-monogamy in what ultimately still amounts to monogamous terms. There is a common misconception that a polyamorous relationship is really no different from an open-relationship agreement: one committed couple, with some lighthearted fun on the side. But the word “polyamory,” by definition, means loving more than one. Many of us have deeply committed relationships with more than one partner, with no hierarchy among them and no core “couple” at the heart of it all. To me, this notion that there must be one more important relationship, one true love, feels a lot like people looking at same-sex couples and thinking that one person must be the “man” in the relationship and the other must be the “woman.” After all, both of these misunderstandings result from people trying to graft their normative conceptions of love and relationships onto people who are partnering in non-normative ways. It seems that it is somewhat easy for many people to acknowledge that humans are capable of loving one person and still enjoying sex with others (assuming, of course, that the terms of their relationship make such behavior acceptable). But it is much harder for people to think outside the fairy-tale notion of “the one” and imagine that it might be possible to actually romantically love more than one person simultaneously.

Polyamorous Relationships Are About More Than Just Couples | Angi Becker Stevens (via hobbitkaiju)

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solalunaa asked:

What are the health benefits of being vegan?

adviceforvegans:

-You reduce your chance of diabetes.
-You can reverse heart disease.
-You can reduce our chances of getting heart disease.
-You can reduce your risk of bowel cancer.
-You won’t be pumping your body full of toxins, dioxins, mercury and PCBs.
-You have a lower chance of developing osteoporosis
-Eliminates all dietary cholesterol
-Reduced saturated fat.
-Added magnesium into your diet.
-Added antioxidants which protect your body against cancer.
-Added vitamin C.
-Phytochemicals which boost protective enzymes in the body.
-It’s beneficial to our blood pressure.
-It’s easier to follow than the standard Type 2 Diabetes diet.
-Can slow down and even reverse prostate cancer.
-It lowers the rate of breast cancer.
-It improves rheumatoid arthritis
-Aids people in having an average body mass index.
-Some people lose weight.
-Increases energy levels.
-Can relieve migraines.
-Provides the best kind of protein.
-No more worries about the 75% of the world who suffer lactose intolerance.
-No more worries about consuming E.Coli
-You can be a raw vegan, a fat free vegan, and a gluten free vegan whilst still being just as healthy. 
-Eating out can still be healthy.
-Making packed lunches can be just as healthy.
-You can make fantastic healthy dinners.
-You can still eat healthy desserts.
-You can still drink certain wines that go well with healthy vegan food.
-You can still have fun whilst you cook great healthy food!

And that’s not even half of it. :)

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