News Update – February 23

Hey, my kinky, polyam peeps! I’m currently recovering from my post-Big Game hangover. Am I disappointed my beloved Philadelphia Eagles didn’t win? A little bit. Am I dreading having to deal with my 13-year old nephew and Kansas City Chiefs fan for the next twelve months? Absolutely…

While I lick my wounds, here’s this week’s news articles….

This week we have a special treat because it’s a two-for, as in “These two articles are linked together”, and you’ll see what I mean in a minute. First, from is an article about a recently published study from the American Psychological Association’s Division 44 Committee on Consensual Non-monogamy. I talked about this on my TikTok and it’s truly eye-opening. 175 members of the CNM community were asked “What are some of the benefits of CNM?” Number one was “A larger social and support system”. Number two was “I wanted a dynamic that would foster open and honest communication”, which is… pretty messed up when you think about it. Basically, what these respondents said was “Monogamous people can’t be trusted to tell the truth to their partners”.

“In our study, we identified 25 perceived benefits of consensual non-monogamy. However, it is important to note that sex-related reasons only accounted for three of the benefits. This goes against the common belief that people engage in non-monogamy solely for sexual reasons.”

Our second article comes from the good people at “We’re not happy unless we’re shitting in your cereal” Fox News. Apparently, the Published Reporter, a Conservative news outlet, caught wind of Division 44’s findings, including the part where they stated polyamory can be considered an orientation and recommended making it a legally protected class, and accused the APA of “endorsing bigamy, polygamy, and group marriage”. The APA, in a TERRIBLE attempt at damage control, said not only do they not endorse consensual non-monogamy, but threw Division 44 under the bus calling them a “Quasi-independent organization” that “Do not speak for the American Psychological Association”.

While it’s not a scientist’s job to endorse an opinion, lifestyle, or orientation, it is their job to support the facts. The fact that, in an attempt to not be political, the APA made the issue political by discounting the research of their colleagues really makes me sick to my stomach.

“‘APA divisions are quasi-independent organizations that are free to establish committees to represent and promote their specialties within psychology, using the best empirical evidence,’ Mills told the outlet. ‘As such, they do not speak for the American Psychological Association, which does not have a policy with respect to consensual non-monogamous relationships,’ Mills continued.”

Well, that’s it for this week’s news update. Stay tuned because we have a great article on Protectors in the BDSM community coming up. Also, a super-awesome-special collaboration that I can’t talk about yet, but I’m REALLY excited!!!

Until next time, stay kinky, my friends…

–The Bratty Cat

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