Originally Posted by nycindie
Although sex is a part of most relationships, many poly relationships do not include casual sex or even, for some, any sex at all.
This comment intrigues me. Do you consider a person's behavior polyamorous if they just experience platonic love with multiple people? I view myself as a monogamist because I have never pursued erotic relationships with more than one person at a time, although I HAVE felt guilty about the potential to desire someone in that way if I would not control the feelings. Do you think it's polyamory when people channel feelings of attraction into non-sexual interactions such a friendships and positive conversation? Is the only way to be totally monogamous to completely emotionally distance yourself from everyone you interact with except your one partner?