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Old 08-22-2011, 11:06 PM
Chimera Chimera is offline
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New York
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Originally Posted by nycindie View Post
Well, you can be poly AND open, or poly and NOT open. Open doesn't necessarily equate with poly, because many polyfolk are polyfidelitous and, hence, NOT open. Polyamory having a focus of loving relationships and open being, well, open to non-monogamous liaisons that don't necessarily involve love or an ongoing commitment.
Yes, but I suppose the issue for me becomes all these labels and their microlabels, etc. and where we fit all the practices. In my mind polyfidelity is closer (*not the same*) to monogamy than some other poly practices.

Whew. Just reading all this makes me want to just say "open" even though how I live and structure my relationships fits under the way people define poly.
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