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Polyamory has lots of potential, but what a steep learning curve, eh? You deserve kudos for being willing to join up here and ask questions. I consider all polyamorists to be "poly newbies;" you never really "master the trade." (My philosophy on communication skills is similar but I promise not to hijack.)
JaneQ has gave excellent feedback and I probably don't need to add a lot at this time. Couple of things about semantics though ... [I know, collective eyeroll by everyone]
- The word "polycule" seems to be gaining ground; I've seen it used on at least one other forum.
- The word "polyfidelitous" has, I think, one alternative definition; that is: agreeing that new people can be added to the polycule, but that it's not a quick or easy process, and that unless/until they're added, no one within the polycule will be having sex with them.
- More semantic info can be found in the glossary thread.
FWIW, my polycule is a hetero MFM poly-fi V ... and we're all in our 40's. But I agree with JaneQ, there's poly people of just about any (adult of course) age.
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