The classic guide to love, sex, and intimacy beyond the limits of conventional monogamy has been fully updated to reflect today's modern attitudes and the latest information on nontraditional relationships.
Janet W. Hardy is the author of more than ten books and the founder of Greenery Press, a now defunct publisher specializing in sexually adventurous books. She has an MFA in creative writing from St. Mary's College, and swore off monogamy in 1987. Dossie Easton is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in alternative sexualities and relationships, with twenty years of experience counseling open relationships. She is the author of four other books, and has been an ethical slut since 1969.
"The Ethical Slut is a classic, a book that helped launch
the modern non-monogamy movement. Updating a book of such
historical significance is no easy task, but The Ethical Slut,
Third Edition succeeds beautifully. Where the original broke
radical new ground, this edition is more nuanced, a book for a more
complex age. In the third edition, we see the wide variety of forms
ethical non-monogamy, and indeed human sexual relationships, can
take. This new version brings a new focus on consent, talks about
the many wonderful and varied ways ethical non-monogamy happens,
and shows an appreciation for the vast range of human sexuality.
This is The Ethical Slut for a new era, and cements the
book's place as one of the cornerstones of modern non-monogamous
-Franklin Veaux, More Than Two: A practical guide to ethical polyamory
"In the two decades since the first edition of The Ethical Slut has been published, polyamory has expanded into a practice that, if not outright mainstream, is at least much more widely accepted and understood. [...] The 20th anniversary edition of The Ethical Slut, has been significantly updated and expanded from its humble debut, including sections to poly pioneers, black poly activism and yes, shifting attitudes towards polyamory within a new generation. They acknowledge that millennials reading the book today will not have been raised in the same context that Hardy and Easton were - before the sexual revolution, when saving oneself for marriage was considered the norm."
-Anna Fitzpatrick, Rolling Stone