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Old 04-24-2011, 06:35 PM
AutumnalTone AutumnalTone is offline
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Originally Posted by BlackUnicorn View Post
I just refer to people as 'not in the lifestyle' to mean they are people who don't identify as polyamorous (until perhaps now).
Then speak of polyfolk and monofolk. Or use some other accurate description.

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After all, BDSM folks have the 'scene'. Can we have something similar?
BDSM folks have an actual scene, complete with scheduled play parties as an integral part of what they do. They also share a set of expectations regarding their play activities. I'm unconvinced that there's anything involved with poly that even comes close to being a similar "scene."
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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.
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