I think perhaps there is a certain freedom in using the term poly for younger people. Think back to being in hi-school and the judgement of girls who "played the field" vice the cool reps of guys who were "studs".
I'm not saying adolescent dating is poly in nature, but it does certainly de-slut the ability to enjoy one's sexuality without conforming to traditional ideals of what relationships should look like or the "higher ground" of monogamy.
If it levels the playing field and reduces judgement then by all means use it. The important thing is that younger people try not get all caught up in the idea of lifelong commitments and intense balancing when they should be having fun and learning simply to develop relationships.
And yes…this is in fact Mono speaking. Just because things don't work for me, doesn't mean they don't work.
Playing the Game of Life with Monopoly rules.
Monogamy might just be in my genes
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Last edited by MonoVCPHG; 10-22-2009 at 03:42 PM.