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TL4everu2 07-16-2010 04:14 AM

Poly = hippie?
 
I'm curious....My wife and I have not really identified as "poly" for very long. We used to identify as "swingers", but that was not really what we were. Anyway, since identifying as "poly"....we've noticed that a LOT of poly people or people who claim to be poly, are very much like "hippies" from the 70's. (i.e. smoke pot, want to just live and let live no matter the consequences, wear funky shirts..usually tie dyed, etc etc etc) :p Sorry if this describes you and/or offends you. That is not my intent. It is just an observation. My wife and I are NOT part of the "hippie" movement or genre.

Has anyone else noticed this?










I know this will offend some, and I'm ok with that. I'm tired of being PC all the time. It is hard to do. LOL

Ariakas 07-16-2010 04:18 AM

actually I notice some trends. I don't fit into most. :)...my wife is a hippy and had an easier transition than I did...:)

I will simply leave it at that :p

MonoVCPHG 07-16-2010 04:27 AM

I find a general similarity in approaches to sex and love actually. I've had an old friend say that poly is just a re-emergence of the hippie movement from her perspective which I think would be shared by a lot of people on the surface. I personally do not identify as a hippie but also don't see anything negative in the comparison....Hey, Hippies are people too!

AutumnalTone 07-16-2010 04:36 AM

No. The vast majority of the poly folk I know are not hippies. They're friendly with hippies and can be found hanging out with hippies at times, though they are not hippies.

redpepper 07-16-2010 07:51 AM

how is your question not PC? something is not PC when there is a passive aggressive tone behind it that are pointedly rude/bias/disrespectful towards another person or persons... one that is meant to make a dig on purpose or without care for others... you just asked a question. That's it. I can't see how that is offensive.

yes I have noticed that btw. :D

NeonKaos 07-16-2010 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by AutumnalTone (Post 36184)
No. The vast majority of the poly folk I know are not hippies. They're friendly with hippies and can be found hanging out with hippies at times, though they are not hippies.


Also, the vast majority of hippie folk I know are not poly. They're friendly with polys and can be found hanging out with polys at times, though they are not poly.

TL4everu2 07-16-2010 01:21 PM

Interesting responses so far. :D Thanks!

clairegoad 07-16-2010 02:11 PM

I wonder if the poly hippies tend to be older.. (i.e. 45+years old).

I've met other interest groups in the poly community. Wiccans, sci-fi fans and BDSM seem to be cropping up regularly. SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) also is a common factor.

And this applies to the group, in that ... if you are hanging around these groups, you are more likely to find people who are accepting of the poly lifestyle.

Ariakas 07-16-2010 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clairegoad (Post 36217)
I wonder if the poly hippies tend to be older.. (i.e. 45+years old).

I've met other interest groups in the poly community. Wiccans, sci-fi fans and BDSM seem to be cropping up regularly. SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) also is a common factor.

I would agree with this. My although I betcha if I went home there would be a lot of poly people that are hippies that are in their 30s. Just a regional thing :)...my wife is a hippy and is in her early 30's

SCA...is that the conglomeration name for LARPING? (just briefly looked at the website)

NeonKaos 07-16-2010 02:52 PM

The SCA is a Medieval recreation/reinactment society. Although members do usually create personas, it's not a "role-playing" group per se. It's based on recreating and studying the reality of Medieval culture, not on sci-fi/fantasy.

It says all this somewhere on their website(s).


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