I "knew" at a pretty young age but had no reference points. It was all friends with benefits, relationships with out major commitments etc. It wasn't until two years ago that I began to do some serious self reflection and realized that being in a strictly monogamous relationship wasn't joyful. After exploring sex parties, swinging, casual threesomes, etc it became clear that there was a key element missing: Emotional connection.
And so here I am. Discovering self anew, finding joy in new possibilities and enjoying the renewed passion sparked in my long term relationship. It's been a long trip to identifying as a person who can love more than one, from a girl who did it without definition in her youth.
Love laughs at locksmiths. ~ Proverb