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Old 07-25-2011, 12:01 AM
AutumnalTone AutumnalTone is offline
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Originally Posted by glassgirl7 View Post
This is a semantic question. Everyone I know has a different understanding of the definition of polyamory.
Well, without having a good definition, there's not way we can know what we're talking about because we'd all be talking about different things.

For the purposes of this study, it means: an intimate relationship in which there exists a negotiated and consensual agreement that one, some, or all partners are free to engage in additional intimate and/or sexual relationships.
Then the answer is "It is for anybody in an open relationship and is not specifically for polyfolk." Doesn't make it bad or useless, just not a poly-specific study.
When speaking of various forms of 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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