Originally Posted by redpepper
oh you make me sound so good monoVCPG.... heh
The benefits of poly for me are that I have an outlet to loving more. I am a very loving person and found in the past that I have much more to give of it than my monogamous relationships allowed. I found myself misunderstood by my partners and friends and felt trapped and held back from loving and actively caring and being compassionate for people. Loving for me is very much given in terms of physical intimacy as much as emotional and intellectual intimacy.
In my poly relationships I feel like I finally am able to feel completely at my capacity
Not only this but it means I have a big family and will hopefully never be alone. Something I fear.
This. Although how I prefer to express this (in a triad rather than in a more branched-out relationship, which just isn't me) is different, the feeling is the same.