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Ohio Valley Polyamory Network
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The Ohio Valley Polyamory Network is an out reach looking to find and gather people in the Ohio Valley region involved or sincerely interested in polyamory.

We would like this site to be a place where others can contact and network with like-minded people and begin to cultivate community. We've found networking through e-mail, list serves, chat rooms to be very helpful in exploring the relatively uncharted waters of multiple relationships. But even better is meeting and linking with each other in person.

In establishing this site, centered around the Cincinnati area, we hope that people in the Ohio Valley region (those in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana or as far away as they are willing to travel) be able to find each other by using this site or contacting us.

The Ohio Valley Polyamory Network welcomes those interested in loving relationships, marriages & sexuality that go beyond the traditional couple. In time, with enough people we hope to give birth to a variety of discussion/support groups on polyamory. In these groups we can share our experiences and questions, our joys and hurts, our wisdom and confusions, all in a safe environment. We intend that all who participate feel safe from judgment, sexual pursuit, or pressure to convert to any dogma. Our focus is on creating and linking a community of people in the area who are living, seeking, or open to learning about non-monogamous lifestyles.

Our Vision is to network a community where we can share our own personal experiences with one another. We like the idea of groups spontaneously forming from the creativity and intention of those in the community within the limits of our ethical guidelines.
To try and establish a non-threatening and pleasant environment at all of our gatherings, the Ohio Valley Polyamory Network affirms the following principles of behavior. Everyone attending an OVPN gathering will make a committed effort to honor these Ethical Guidelines and our OVPN Commitments as a condition for being a part and participating in groups created through OVPN.

Everyone shall be truthful in their interactions with others at OVPN events.

In interactions with others at OVPN events, everyone shall create a trusting environment by honoring promises, agreements and respecting privacy, and shall refrain from violence, coercion, or abusive behavior.

Everyone shall honor the dignity of every other person at an OVPN function by treating them as equal with oneself, regardless of their ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle, age, physical appearance and/or medical condition.