from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The fact or practice of being romantically or sexually involved with more than one person with the knowledge and consent of all parties.
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- noun Any of various practices involving romantic or sexual
relationshipswith multiple partnerswith the knowledge and consent of all involved.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The term polyamory is sometimes abbreviated to poly, and is sometimes described as consensual, ethical, or responsible non-monogamy.
It probably helps, too, that in polyamory you learn by necessity how to communicate: not only about the little things, but about the Big Things, like expectations, boundaries, emotions.
It's got Martians, religion-bending concepts, and is practically a primer in polyamory and sexual freedom.
The word polyamory only last year joined the Merriam-Webster and Oxford English dictionaries.
I am not the poster child for responsible non-monogamy though I have been this way lol since before the word polyamory existed and my ethics and compassion are well respected among my peers.
Some fall under the rubric of polyamory, which involves a couple sharing emotional and romantic attachment, as well as sexual, with more than one person.
Contemporary practitioners of what is now Cultural learning can influence the called polyamory (multiple intimate situations that trigger jealousy and the relationships) for the most part treat manner in which jealousy is expressed. jealousy as an inevitable problem, best Attitudes toward jealousy can also change handled by accommodation and within a culture over time.
While polyamory is about many other things as well (multiple romantic attachments, economies of abundance, triad or group dynamics, rethinking the role of relationships in structuring our lives), polyamory’s primary point of resistance to power is in its refusal to adhere to the cultural rules of sexual fidelity.
In no way did I mean to imply that because Tai isn’t happy, ALL polyamory is unfulfilling, or not serious, or anything of that sort.
They felt that I was saying or implying that polyamory is somehow not as serious as monogamy, or that polyamorous folks don’t enter into committed relationships, or something.