Dr. Eli Sheff

Dr. Elisabeth Sheff will share her vast knowledge an Academic & Legal Expert on Polyamorous Families with Children. Dr. “Eli” Sheff is a researcher, expert witness, coach, speaker, and educational consultant. With a PhD in Sociology (University of Colorado, Boulder, 2005) and certification as a Sexuality Educator from the AASECT (the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, 2012), Dr. Sheff specializes in gender and sexual minority families, consensual non-monogamy, and kink/BDSM. Sheff is the foremost academic expert on polyamorous families with children, and her 20+ year Polyamorous Family Study is the only longitudinal study of poly families with children to date. Currently lecturing at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, Sheff has also taught at the University of Colorado, University of Montana, Georgia State University, Oglethorpe, Emory, and the University of Zurich. In her book, When Someone You Love Is Polyamorous, she describes the personality of people who are best suited for Open Relationships and on the panel, she will share her bonding project survey to find out if you are a good candidate for an Open Relationship https://www.bondingproject.com/. Dr. Eli is a prolific writer and speaker, so check out her website.

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May 21, 2021

Have you ever considered expanding your relationship to include another person – not just for raw sex but to include love, intimacy and true bonding? Maybe a polyamorous relationship is meant for you. Join us with Polyamory Expert, Dr Eli Sheff from The Bonding Project, as we discuss all the different types of relationship bonding as well as all the different combinations and permutations in various polyamorous and other non-monogamous relationships. Take the Bonding Test: https://www.bondingproject.com/


May 14, 2021

Did you know that there’s a spike in Open Relationships and Polyamorous Marriage? It may be due to the Covid quarantine, as couples are looking for alternative ways to “save their marriages” by adding a consensual person or people to their relationships. Join us as we participate in a Sexpert Panel Discussion moderated by Dr. Ava Cadell from LoveUniv.com, all about Open Relationships – Understanding Polyamory, Monogamish and Unicorns, together with 5 other Sexperts in this field: Dr Eli Sheff, Dr Carol Queen, Dr Nancy Sutton-Pierce, Tamara Bell and Erika Jordan. Follow the Sexpert Panel for FREE at https://www.loveuniv.com/sexpert-panel