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gator 08-31-2009 01:20 AM

retro poly
 
greetings to y'all from the Sunshine State, home of citrus fruit, trailer parks,
senior citizen discounts, savage man-eating reptiles (present company excluded), retirement homes and an overabundance of DEPENDS diapers.

now i may be a shade older than most of you young 'uns but i nonetheless have had experience in this lifestyle. actually, it was more prevalent than you might have thought. it may have been influenced by the fact that there was a higher ratio of women to men.

i was involved in a triad back in the late 70's with two young women, best friends and of the same age. we had the perfect relationship as we did everything together and shared our lives without even a hint of jealousy. we thought it would last forever. we were wrong. the AIDS pandemic struck in the early 80's creating widespread panic and almost instantly changed society's outlook on sexuality. most people, including myself, thought it best to go the traditional route of marriage and family and forgoing our lifestyles of the past. i would like to make it clear that i am in no way criticizing the traditional family as i am the proud parent of two wonderful children and have had for the most part a fulfilling life. but once that poly experience integrates your psyche it is there forever.

but enough about me for now and if you will indulge me for a moment i would like to address someone who has been waiting for my intro for almost two weeks now, the beautiful and mysterious Foxflame88. i've got three words for you my dear : Flyers, Flyers, Flyers. this season will be the one in which the Flyboys from Philly will shake that inglorious monkey off their backs to once again bask in the glory of Lord Stanley's Cup. the Wings i don't think so. that overpaid bunch of geriatric viagra junkies should apply for social security and retire down here in florida with rest of the old farts.

well that's all for now. i thank you all kindly for having me here in this forum and will be posting again soon (soon as i make bail) LOL

see ya later ,
GATOR

AutumnalTone 08-31-2009 02:13 AM

Welcome to the boards.

I believe we have another hockey fan or two around here and they just might argue about which team is going to hoist Lord Stanley's Cup.

vandalin 08-31-2009 03:37 AM

Welcome to the forums!

Fidelia 08-31-2009 06:15 PM

Hey there, Gator. Welcome to the forum!

Looks like you and my Hubby could tell us "young 'uns" a thing or two about rockin' the Poly life Old School. Holla!

XYZ123 08-31-2009 07:06 PM

Welcome.

Rarechild 09-01-2009 02:12 PM

Hi there
 
Welcome, nice to meet ya.

MonoVCPHG 09-01-2009 03:16 PM

Welcome :)

Magdlyn 11-12-2010 11:56 PM

Oops spam alert! Some mod will have to clean up that ad.

Gator youre funny. Sorry you felt you had to end that functional triad.

BTW, I am 55 and there are others here in middle age. Welcome to the forum.

I dont have any interest in sports, but have fun.

gator 11-14-2010 04:44 AM

middle age?
 
middle age? I wish. I'm so damn old I'm from the Middle Ages!

GroundedSpirit 11-15-2010 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gator (Post 5891)
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i was involved in a triad back in the late 70's with two young women, best friends and of the same age. we had the perfect relationship as we did everything together and shared our lives without even a hint of jealousy. we thought it would last forever. we were wrong. the AIDS pandemic struck in the early 80's creating widespread panic and almost instantly changed society's outlook on sexuality.

Hey Gator & welcome !

Yep, there was a lot of rethinking that took place during that period. Sex & relationships just part of it. But I think it was a lot more complex than the AIDS thing that wound things down.

I'd venture that it was ignorance, naivety and idealism that put the brakes on a lot of potential.

Especially the idealism.

A better model is a wonderful thing on paper (and in theory). But until you really account for all the complexity and human weakness, your model won't hold water.

And THAT is exactly what happened in many cases. And it's still happening. The minute things get a little bit rocky, people start bailing and fall back to the broken, but simpler models.

How many times do we see this surface - even on here-in the poly world ? Everyone with any considerable experience screams from the hilltops .....
"Yes - it can be a wonderful thing - but it IS a LOT more work - physically and mentally/emotionally"

We don't like real work in this modern society. Only instant fixes that money can buy. Instant gratification - no effort required.

It is what it is............for some.

GS


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