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Old 08-24-2011, 01:16 AM
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Saying "poly" is just a shortened version, or diminutive, as it were, of the word polyamory. It's a lazy nickname. It doesn't change the meaning to say poly rather than the entire word.

Non-monogamy means any relationship that is not monogamous. That includes cheating, swinging, and polyamory ("poly" for short). There are clear differences between all of them, but non-monogamy is the umbrella term, for sure.
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An excellent blog post on hierarchy in polyamory:

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