Originally Posted by CielDuMatin
I am curious as to what you see as the distinction.
My understanding is that polygamy is marrying more than one, a "plural marriage". This include polygyny (one man, many women married to that man) and polyandry (one woman, many men married to the woman).
Polyamory is loving more than one. There are no subtypes based gender, since they all get lumped into the same thing.
So based on my understanding, since he is not looking to marry any of the women, and since there is a requirement that love be involved, it falls under polyamory for me.
Is your understanding of the definitions different?
You know what, I am getting to the point that maybe I am too. But I'm heading out the door (snorkeling at the reef beckons), so I'll explore this when I come back. I really feel I am a Polyamorist, just that I am not setup to be egalitarian like most working women working man relationships.