Originally Posted by Bahalana
It is certainly possible for two people to have very different definitions for the same word.
That doesn't make them both correct. However, of course, people can define how differently polyamory is practiced
in their lives -- but that does not negate the fact that polyamory is not the same as swinging and visa versa. If you do both, you do both, but don't lump it all under polyamory. If you want to use one term for both, then non-monogamous is technically correct.
And yes, if I do want to be out about how I live my life, I often need to fight to make the definitions clear so that people know what I am talking about. I don't want anyone to think I'm a swinger when I say I am polyamorous.