Originally Posted by YGirl
a lot of people think it means I'm a sex-starved nymphomaniac who wants to find as many people to have sex with in as short a time period as possible.
Exactly!!!! There is
a middle ground.
Especially among men, who unfortunately are socialized into respecting another man's "territory". My experience with men has been that they back way off when I say I'm in a relationship. Then, they come back full force when they learn that it's in fact, a poly relationship.
Instead of understanding the potential shades of grey that can be explored, they seem to react as if the - pardon my bluntness - circle of urine that they perceived surrounded me is no longer there, but with the added perception that now I'm of a different breed. As you say, the "sex-starved nymphomaniac" breed.