Originally Posted by Ariakas
When I joined the atmosphere was downright violent.
When I joined, the atmosphere was congenial. The toxic folk showed up later. Most of them are gone, now, so the atmosphere has fewer toxins in it.
When speaking of various forms of non-monogamy...it ain't poly if you're just fucking around.
While polyamory, open relationships, and swinging are all distinctly different approaches to non-monogamy, they are not mutually exlusive. Folks can, and some do, engage in more than one of them at a time--and it's all good.