Polyamory and its difficulties

Christian Breenfeldt Andersen, Camilla Mors Lausten, Josephine Nathalie Wärme, Helena Rasmussen & Angela Drakul

Student thesis: Termpaper


The purpose of this project is to investigate possible difficulties within polyamorous relationships. The primary motivation and intention of writing this project is to clarify and observe polyamory in order to get a better understanding of this lifestyle. We emphasize that the aim of this project is neither to generalize nor conclude on polyamory. We are using the phenomenological method as a tool for collecting the empirical data, being interviews, which we are analysing to present polyamory as a personal experience. Furthermore, by applying the relevant theories of love and jealousy, we investigate the various relationship forms of polyamory. The prejudgement of polyamory as being oversexed is an essential part of the discussion, in which we conclude that there is more to polyamory than sex. Also, we discover that the prejudgement will possibly not appear if polyamory is more openly talked about. The results lead us to the conclusion that polyamory can be a possible solution for eliminating communication issues, jealousy and not being dedicated and committed in a relationship.

EducationsBasic - International Bachelor Study Programme in Humanities, (Bachelor Programme) Basic
Publication date21 Dec 2015
SupervisorsJames Giles & Rahel Leupin


  • Difficulties
  • Polyamory
  • Monogamy
  • Love
  • Committment
  • Relationship
  • Sex
  • Social Accept
  • Jealousy