Is there a comparison?
I dipped a toe into the swinging scene when I had gained my freedom, the sexual side of polyamory does not seem that different. People express a desire to fulfill a fantasy, a husbands friend, the friend of the wife. Many of us have these thoughts and fantasies. It is my belief that as a race we are not naturally monogamous.
Are we using Polyamory as a way to legitimise the fact that we would like multiple partners with the approval and participation of our spouses?
Or is it just a label for a sexual adventure?