"So sex, again, isn't the most central or core thing in polyamory. Love is"
Love with sex/sexual components is a different type of love. It does not relate to any other. Generally the only thing that would preclude sex from an intimate relationship is age or medical condition.
Without the intimacy of sexual energy/contact, I don't think there would even need to be a term for these relationships we have. Sexuality is integral to the relationships formed in polyamory. It is the defining difference that separates it from deep friendships.
I'm more than willing to agree to disagree..we simply have different views.
With respect JRM.