practicing poly but not ID'ing as poly?
So, in the thread on porn, three different people just mentioned that they don't self-identify as poly. This interests me, but I didn't want to derail the thread any more than we already had, so here's a new one.
This thread is not not NOT about telling anyone how they should self-identify! That's a complex personal decision. However, if you do practice polyamory (I'm not talking about the mono's who are in poly-mono relationships), that is to say you have more than one loving relationship or are open to it, but don't ID as poly, I'm curious to hear why.
The major players. Me, 30ish bi female. Gia, girlfriend of 4+ years. Clay, boyfriend/dom. Davis, ex/friend/"it's complicated." Eddie, roommate & fwb.
The supporting cast. Eric, Gia's husband. Bee, Gia and Eric's toddler. Dexter, Gia's lover. Helen, Eric's lover. Izzy and Nikki, Clay's partners. Liam, Eddie's husband.