We Went to a Polyamory Event and Learned What a ‘Polycule’ Is

Vice, October 2018

Earlier this month, in a charmingly dingy community centre in south London, 250 people gathered to talk about polyamory. The organisers think Polyday is the biggest non-monogamy event in Europe – and in its four years, this was the biggest yet. “We’re at maximum capacity, way more than expected – it’s going to be tight, hot and sweaty!” proclaimed the welcome speech.

Polyamory has just gone mainstream in BBC1’s primetime drama Wanderlust, and you couldn’t help but wonder if some of the crowd had decided to attend while choking down their Merlot and Kettle Chips. That is to say, the crowd wasn’t just the likely suspects. There were some tasselled waistcoats and flares, sure, and some fluorescent hairstyles – but there was also: all sorts.

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