Originally Posted by ksandra
Yes, life is very weird but it's wondeful too! And you're welcome.
These are probably the more positive posts I've read in regards to age. I agree with the fact that when you're younger you try on lots of different hats (I like this term better than labels)
To paraphrase one of my favorite book titles (A Hero Ain't Nothing But a Sandwich): A label ain't nothing but a description. It describes what you do. If you change what you do, change labels. It's just like changing a hat.
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.