Originally Posted by Timoval
Is there a comparison?
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?
I am not widely experienced in polyamory (see the OP) and I have no experience whatsoever in swinging, but I do know there is a clear distinction. Polyamory involves full, close adult relationships among the partners, whereas swinging involves consensual extra-marital or non-marital sex among the participants with little or other relationship required or desired.