Thread: Mono Vs. Poly
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:18 PM
JaneQSmythe JaneQSmythe is offline
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Originally Posted by PolyinPractice View Post
I've had FWB relationships before; they could be ended by either person, for any reason, at any moment. To me, that is casual. There was no "relationship"; just sex.
In my personal terminology I wouldn't describe that as FWB - since there is no "relationship" and I consider friendship to be a very significant relationship. I'd consider a person like that a FB ("fuck-buddy") (or, when I'm feeling mean "Dick-On-Call").

Again, it doesn't really matter what you call it - as long as you define your terms (when discussing things on a board like this - where people may define terms differently) and everyone is in agreement about what the expectations are.

PS - I just have to point out, to be brutally honest, ANY relationship can "be ended by either person, for any reason, at any moment" - it takes two to tango. It's just that in a casual-type situation that is more expected and less painful.
Me: poly bi female, in an "open-but-not-looking" V-plus with -
MrS: hetero polyflexible male, live-in husband (24+ yrs)
Dude: hetero poly male, live-in boyfriend (5+ yrs) and MrS's BFF
SLeW: platonic girlfriend and BFF
Lotus: "it's complicated"
+ "others" = FBs, FWBs, lover-friends, platonic G/BFs, boytoys, etc.

My poly blogs here:
The Journey of JaneQSmythe
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