Originally Posted by nycindie
I see polyamory as a structure for relationships, not an orientation like gender or a part of someone's personality.
Whereas poly is orientational for me. I've *always* wanted to have romantic connections with multiple ladies since I first began to enjoy the differences between boys and girls. So this is one thing I'm certain about.
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.