New relationship energy

In new age, new relationship energy is a niche term, used in the polyamorous community, referring generally to the energy or heightened energy state of new love or new sexual experiences; or to energy infused into an established pair-bond relationship with addition of an extra-relationship sexual attachment or interaction.

Etymology
The term seems to have been coined in 1993 by poly activist Zhahai Stewart, who commented, while in a polyamore discussion room, that: [1]

“People seem ever so much more compatible, interesting, and clever while in the throes of new relationship energy.”

The term seems to have gained popularity, to a certain extent, in recent years. [2]

Human chemistry
The term seems to be describing the “heightened energy state”, or transition state, connected to the measure of activation energy, in a human chemical reaction, between two colliding human molecules, preceding stable product formation. [3]

References
1. New relationship energy (history) – Aphroweb.net.
2. (a) Wolfe, Leanna P. (2003). Jealousy and Transformation in Polyamorous Relationships (new relationship energy, pg. 18). PhD thesis, Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco, Ca.
(b) Keener, Matt C. (2004). A Phenomenon of Polyamorous Persons (section: new relationship energy, pg. 89-90). MS thesis, University of Utah.
3. (a) Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry (Volume One). Morrisville, NC: LuLu.
(b) Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry (Volume Two). Morrisville, NC: LuLu.

External links
‚óŹ New relationship energy – Wikipedia.

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