Originally Posted by nycindie
Yeah, I do not dig that chart. It's ugly and complicated, and includes things that don't make much sense being there.
I like this one so much better! Removing the extraneous kink material to leave just the relational material makes for a much cleaner mapping.
When speaking of various forms of non-monogamy...it ain't poly if you're just fucking around.
While polyamory, open relationships, and swinging are all distinctly different approaches to non-monogamy, they are not mutually exlusive. Folks can, and some do, engage in more than one of them at a time--and it's all good.