Originally Posted by Rarechild
Polys are a very complex minority, based on sexual preference. I know there are many of us out there, but I wonder how many there are who have never been informed and will therefore never identify with this term because it is not very publicly touted as legitimate and deserving of tolerance.
You don't need to have a label for it to live it.
My hubby and I have lived the poly lifestyle for 8 years, but only recently stumbled upon the term "polyamory". Knowing the name hasn't changed anything about how we live our lives.
For us, we are open about our lifestyle to anyone who asks. And we are happy to explain how we feel about it or how we work our relationship. Perhaps I am wrong, but I don't feel I have to go out there and "preach" about the lifestyle, we simply have to show by example.