Monday, June 18, 2012

The Topic of Polyamory Pops Up Everywhere

The topic of polyamory is popping up in more places. Do you know what you'd say about polyamory if the topic is raised where you like to hang out, either in person or online? Here's a discussion starting up at

IvySnivy asked, "Anyone here in a polyamorous relationship?
I've had the inclination towards it, but I've never been in a position to try. Just curious to hear the experiences of people who have; how do you manage being committed to more then one person, how did you introduce a person to the current relationship, how is it working out for you, etc. I'd love to hear some stories~ o:

(Just to clarify, polyamory isn't the same as having a primary partner and then sleeping around, "swinging", or whatever. It also doesn't necessarily mean one male + many females. I'm basically talking about a group of more then two people who have a meaningful, committed relationship with each other.)

The only response there when I checked it out was this one from an ally...
I am not, and I do not plan to be, but I see absolutely nothing wrong with them so long as the relationship is consensual, and everyone in the relationship is A-OK with it.

It is a good idea to have an easy-to-remember comment ready to say. I suggest something like...

"Absolute monogamy isn't for everyone. Polyamory works better for some. As long as all involved are consenting adults, aren't they better off being open and honest and having the relationships that work best for them?"
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