Originally Posted by AutumnalTone
"Nonmonogamy" refers to all forms of nonmonogamy. Swinging, open relationships, and polyamory are all forms of nonmonogamy.
To clarify, I believe the term "poly" is not unlike "non-monogamy". Polyamory is typically viewed as the "multiple committed, loving relationships" while just "poly" in itself can include different relationship types. It is my own personal belief that poly is responsible non-monogamy, which includes polyamory, polyfidelity, swinging, friends with benefits, etc. I guess it can make it difficult to form a community when there are poly folks who don't want to be lumped in with swingers, etc. I don't want to get overly hung up on defining what poly is and isn't. I don't expect people to agree with my views of poly or non-monogamy, or whatever.