re you polyamorous, in an open relationship, or otherwise ethically non-monogamous (or open to being so)? Are you interested in helping researchers understand you and your relationships better? If so, read on for information about a new study being undertaken by researchers at 4 different universities (Nicole M. Atkins, B.S. (Portland State University); Bjarne M. Holmes, Ph.D. (Champlain College); Justin J. Lehmiller, Ph.D. (Harvard University); Jennifer J. Harman, Ph.D. (Colorado State University). (Contact information is on the welcome page.))
An excerpt from their welcome and introduction page:
This survey is the beginning of an ongoing research effort to gain information about the community of individuals who engage in consensual, nonexclusive intimate relationships, or who are philosophically open to doing so, regardless of their current relationship configuration. We undertake this effort in order to better understand this community, its beliefs, practices, and desires, as well as its position within the larger mosaic of humanity.
With knowledge comes the ability to better serve this community, to better represent its interests in the public discourse, and to foster understanding, acceptance and nondiscrimination in the broader sphere. […]
Note that this is a fairly lengthy survey as these things go, and they want it done in one sitting, so be sure not to start it until you have enough time. The authors say:
Expect this survey to take around 35 to 60 minutes to complete. Please be sure to take it in one sitting while you are undisturbed and can privately answer the questions. We deeply appreciate your participation in this educational endeavor, thank you.
May you always love boldly, safely, and well!
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