Originally Posted by redfern
I've been trained as a witch, though as a male-bodied person I felt uncomfortable using the term for a long time, preferring to use the less specific 'Pagan'. Now I use both - there are plenty of male witches!
Hmm. Not all Pagans are witches and not all witches are Pagans, so the terms aren't synonymous. There are Jewish witches and Christian witches and atheist witches. There are lots of Pagans who aren't witches and Pagan religions that don't involve witchcraft.
For example, I'm Pagan and not a witch. I never assume that any other Pagan I meet is a witch.
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.