It's funny that I actually discovered poly from a very mainstream and mono-dominant relationship forum. Before that, I had a vague idea of what open relationship is, but never thought I could do anything other than monogamy.
So about three years ago, my boyfriend (now husband) introduced me to that forum, and over time, we both became interested in the stories of a few poly posters there. At first I still found it difficult to wrap my head around the idea of poly, but one day, I was struck by a post which described an experience of compersion. It was so beautiful and made a lot of sense to me. I started to realize it's possible to love and be loved by multiple people without jealousy. Meanwhile, I discussed poly with my bf from time to time, and we were both more and more open to the idea. We decided to be poly a few months later and haven't regretted it ever since.
Heteroromantic asexual female, sex-positive, childfree, relationship anarchist.
Married to G, and in a partially non-romantic, completely non-sexual and long-distance triad with A and L.
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