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Welcome to the Ageeth Veenemans website

photographer: Jurjen Stekelenburg
I am a happily married mother of three children. In addition, I am involved in a second, stable intimate relationship. I gave up my career as an economist to dedicate myself full-time to spreading knowledge about polyamory. My book about polyamory was published in The Netherlands and Belgium on Valentine�s Day 2007. I have the intention to let it appear in translation in English, Spanish and German. Right now, I am looking for suitable publishers. A Spanish report about my book is available. I welcome all suggestions!


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Dutch petition for groupmarriage on German news (4/18/2009 12:11:34 PM)
In the Netherlands the Columbian artist Francisco Camacho started a petition to collect signatures to allow a groupmarriage. By the end of Septembre 2009, the petition has to bring up 40,000 signatures. The petition will be offered to the Dutch parliament. The German news �Heute in Europa� (ZDF) paid attention to this Dutch polygamists-Initiative.

Watch the TV report (German spoken)
Read the press release about the petition (English and Dutch)

Comic polyamorous �Family� on Youtube! (1/6/2009 8:33:01 PM)
The comic web series "Family," created by actress Terisa Greenan, is an episodic tale of alternative love. Set in Seattle, Washington, it follows the lives of Gemma, Ben & Stuart, living together in a long-term triad relationship. Episodes 1 � 4 are available, and Episode 5 airs on Janyary 11th.

Meet the "family" on their YouTube channel.

New Woody Allen movie with triad (9/4/2008 2:17:22 PM)
Scarlett Johanssen, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem play a trio of volatile lovers in Woody Allen�s latest film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Look at the trailer. The New York Daily News used it to write an article about poly vees and triads: Like the love triangle in �Vicky Cristina,� real-life trios see all sides.

How could you say (8/29/2008 2:53:52 PM)
Artman was one of the visitors of the last polyamory caf� I organized in the Netherlands. He honestly told his love that he was polyamorous. She ran away. She could only accept a monogameous partner. He wrote the songtext How could you say about it.

Thirty years after the sexual revolution... (8/25/2008 1:33:14 PM)
Just discovered! An English translation of a Dutch interview with me about polyamory has been published: �Thirty years after the sexual revolution: How is it possible that I didn�t know this existed!� Including a sidebar of sociologist and love-researcher prof. dr. Iteke Weeda (age 65).

More Spanish interest for polyamory (8/5/2008 9:29:54 PM)
Spain�s largest and most established newspapers, the conservative El Mundo and the liberal El Pa�s, have both been preparing articles on polyamory. Read the El Mundo article. La Vanguardia, the largest newspaper in Barcelona and Catalonia, has a column titled Urban Pathologies ("Ultrasonography of an unstructured society"), whose author recently wrote a column on polyamory. And El Universal TV from Mexico presented a Spanish-language report on polyamory on its news show C�digo 2008 on Sunday night, August 3rd. Finally the first Spanish book about polyamory Las virtudes del poliamor, written by the French psychologist Yves-Alexandre Thalmann, has been published!

I think the Spanish-speaking world is ready for my book Yo amo a dos hombres. Poliamor, amor sin limitaciones.

Sliding toward polyamory (8/2/2008 7:32:24 PM)
Bill Muehlenberg (lecturer in ethics and philosophy at several Melbourne theological colleges) writes about polyamory on his blog Culturewatch. A few citates: �Polyamory has gone big time. There are magazines and journals devoted to it, societies founded to further it, conferences held around the world to discuss it, and countless organisations in existence to promote and defend it.’ ’Sadly, this is not merely the stuff of hormonally-charged fruitcakes. There are plenty of �serious� academic, educational, political and legal groups pushing this stuff as well.’ ’Polyamory is simply the next step along the slippery slope that began around about the 1960s.�

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Three new books about polyamory! (6/16/2008 5:31:58 PM)
This year three new books about polyamory came out in the US! Peter J. Benson wrote The Polyamory Handbook: A User�s Guide (392 pages). Tristan Taormino wrote Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships (371 pages). And I already mentioned Open: Love, Sex and Life in an Open Marriage (276 pages) by Jenny Block. So three quite new books will show that polyamory is a sincere and respectful way of love.

Read the reviews of these three books on Polyamory in the news

Podcast about sex, love and intimacy (5/30/2008 10:22:54 AM)
Use this podcast as a fun, easy way to work on yourself and your relationships! Chip August interviews interesting people like Deborah Anapol and Daphne Rose Kingma with new ideas about sexual techniques, sexy monogamy, igniting your marriage, the art of intimacy and more.

I met Chip in Octobre 2007. He is a Personal Growth Coach and workshop facilitator from the Human Awareness Institute and I followed the Miracle of Love Weekend Workshop in Germany.

30th anniversary of polyamorous Komaja community (5/27/2008 4:54:06 PM)
Komaja means "Radiant Love" and it describes a spiritual/philosophical system as well as community which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2008. Knowledge is its connecting spiritual thread, radiant love its principal virtue. Komaja offers a deep and non-dogmatic access to spirituality. Their moto: �Instead of free sex we need free love and falling in love! Different to love and falling in love, which need no restrictions, sex should always be under control!� They have a real Polyamorous Manifesto.

Yo amo a dos hombres (5/27/2008 3:59:59 PM)
Six publishers read a Spanish report about my book, but until now I didn�t met the right publisher. A common reaction: �The taboo in Spanish-speaking countries is bigger then in the Netherlands.� I don�t agree. In the Netherlands the taboo is also big. But my book gives people the possibility and knowledge to speak about more then one lover. Polyamory is a worldwide development. Spanish media paid also attention to polyamory with articles and TV-programs, such as Poliamor, otra forma de amar and El poliamor, uno para todos, y todos para uno.

Download the Spanish report Yo amo a dos hombres.

On Polyamorous percolations: I love two men! (5/19/2008 9:38:48 PM)
�This one got by me when it appeared. The first-ever TV report on polyamory in the Netherlands (according to a tribe poster who lives there) aired on February 14th, on E�nVandaag (Channel 1 Today). The report is more than 7 minutes long and looks wonderful, with happy, glowing people who make me want to go live there�. � though they might as well be speaking Sumerian.

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Poly living 2008 in Washington Post (4/28/2008 8:12:52 PM)
"Your turn!" Nicole says cheerfully to her partner Rebecca. The two women, both in their early 30s, are trying to eat lunch with their other partner, James, but the trio�s toddler has chosen this moment to smear cake on his face and sprint toward the hotel restaurant�s door. Rebecca hurtles out of her chair, cutting him off before he careens into a waitress. Nicole rolls her eyes toward the ceiling. "I have no idea," she says, "how people do this with just two parents." Quote from an article about The Poly Living 2008 conference, organized by Loving More.

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Swedish documentary about polyamory (4/11/2008 11:03:26 AM)
Last weekend, the Swedish television production company Titan Television AB visited us for three days in the Netherlands, shooting footage for a documentary about polyamory. The documentary is part of the series Outsiders

Channel 5, a popular Swedish commercial television channel will broadcast the documentary (May 2008).

Jenny Block about polyamory in Huffington Post (3/31/2008 10:21:37 AM)
Jenny Block is polyamorous, in an open marriage and honest about it. On March 27th she got a column Open Relationships: What the World Already Has. into the influential Huffington Post. She answers the question: "Why is it that deceitful, don�t-ask-don�t-tell non-monogamy is socially acceptable (don�t kid yourself, it is), and honest non-monogamy is not?" Her book Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage will be published on June 1st.

The new rules of polyamory in Metro UK (3/21/2008 8:48:15 PM)
�In the TV show, Lost, everyone�s always asking if Kate will choose Jack or Sawyer. Why does she have to make a choice? Why can�t they come to some sort of an arrangement?� At last year�s Poly Day, an event held in a London pub for members of the poly community to celebrate their way of life, 200 people turned up. Other sources claim there are as many as 2,000 Britons living with multiple lovers. Published on March 12th.

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Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swanton polyamorous (3/10/2008 11:06:57 AM)
Tilda Swinton insists she�s happy to have two men by her side. She is raising her 10-year-old twins, Xavier and Honor, with partner John Byrne (67), who is based in North Scotland. But she also enjoys the company of Sandro Kopp (29).

�I have children with someone else, with whom I�m bringing up my children,� she tells ABC. John and I live with our children and Sandro is sometimes here with us, and we travel the world together. We are all a family. We�re really all friends.�

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Spanish documentary about polyamory (2/8/2008 11:30:16 PM)
Last month, the Spanish television production company Plural Entertainment visited us in The Netherlands. They spent the whole day shooting footage for a documentary about polyamory that will air in the Spanish-speaking world starting in September 2008. The documentary is part of the 15-episode �Relations of the World� series. Plural Entertainment is the audiovisual production company of media and publishing giant Prisa. The Prisa Group is also the parent company of Spain�s largest newspaper El Pa�s.

My book at the Kinsey Institute (2/8/2008 11:22:54 PM)
At the request of Dr. Ken Haslam, I donated my book , as well as articles and documentaries, to the famous Dr. Haslam establishes a collection on polyamory at the Kinsey Institute. The collection already measures about 5 feet of material.

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