Originally Posted by MonoVCPHG
I wouldn't use those words specifically when talking to your partner. Poly isn't any more progressive than any other love style; it is merely a different approach or nature. I know what my reaction to that statement would be and I have a great appreciation for polyamory.
Best of luck...is your friend male or female? And yes, that does make a difference in a lot of cases.
Oops, I didn't mean to suggest rubyfish should use those specific words. I was just seeking clarification. I don't see polyamory as more progressive, but much of society does, so I think it is something that has to be acknowledged when discussing polyamory, that it is viewed as non-traditional by many.