Originally Posted by River
Polyamory differs from various other forms of non-monogamy in that it explicitly emphasizes loving relationships, as contrasted with sex and sexuality. This distinguishes poly relationships from "f**kbuddies" and most which go by the term "friends with benefits," as well as "casual" ... "one night stands".
Most poly folk are not happy to have the term "polyamory" eroded or degraded to mean just anything anyone wants to use this term for.
As a Quaker I would say "my Friend speaks my mind"
@River: you share my thoughts on this, as well as sharing my name