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Old 06-03-2012, 10:27 PM
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I've always been confused by the negative connotation I've heard or seen attached to the term, usually by very vocal poly people who consider themselves "relationship anarchists" or poly activists. Those polier than thou types. I used the term a few times when I first learned it, before I actually understood what it meant and then realized that people use it as a put-down. I think it's a stupid term, anyway. If you desire only in one relationship at a time, or are only comfortable with such, then your relationships are monogamous. To me, it doesn't matter how long they are or how quickly one starts another after one ends.
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