Originally Posted by Ruby
However, I am definitely one of those who doesn't have a real issue with folks who have more-casual sexual relationships with several people calling themselves "polyamorous," as long as they are open to being romantically attached to more than one person (even if that's not occurring at that particular time).
Just so long as you're clear with everyone you're involved with about your relationship expectations and are open to hearing what theirs are it's all good. There is so much overlap and grey area with non-monogamy that the definitions from person to person about what poly is varies dramatically. As always it comes back to communicating.