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Old 07-25-2011, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by serialmonogamist View Post
. . . I'm trying to figure out a way to reconcile my desire for monogamy with my feelings of confusion at being potentially polyamorous. I don't think wanting to limit myself to one relationship makes me a hypocritical poly. It's just another poly choice, I think.
You are confusing yourself unnecessarily. Seeing serial monogamy as a form of polyamory just ain't so, and won't reconcile anything for you.

Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart invented the term "polyamory" in a 1990 article she wrote for Green Egg Magazine (the term was included in a glossary sidebar, not the actual article). Here is her definition of the word: "The practice, state or ability of having more than one sexual loving relationship at the same time, with the full knowledge and consent of all partners involved."

If you're into definitions and the evolution of the word, you might find this page interesting:

BTW, Polyamorous Percolations, the blog I linked above, is a great resource to learn about poly. Also xeromag: Maybe doing some reading will help clear up some of your confusion.
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