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Old 04-20-2011, 06:42 AM
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Theres a new Poly community Polylife.org Looks like there just getting started. Its set up like facebook but for Poly people and has several features.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:58 AM
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I visited the link and was welcomed by a naked ass. What's with all the sexy pics going by on the front banner? Hands grabbing tits, etc. Is that what whoever created that page thinks poly is all about? Hmmm...
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Yeah, I found that offputting as well.
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...a naked ass next to a hand holding what looks like a used condom. I'm tripping over myself in a hurry to join that site.

I guess if you don't know the definition of "classy" but recognize it when you see it...
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:41 PM
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You guys crack me up

Complaining about images and being judgemental.

What a hoot.

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P.S. thanks for the link Stony
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Thanks Tim! My day is not complete until someone mentions how judgmental the people on this forum are.

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Old 04-22-2011, 06:49 PM
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You guys crack me up

Complaining about images and being judgemental.
Pointing out a feature and/or questioning its purpose or use is not complaining. And human beings are judgmental, so what?
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:55 AM
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I visited the link and was welcomed by a naked ass. What's with all the sexy pics going by on the front banner? Hands grabbing tits, etc. Is that what whoever created that page thinks poly is all about? Hmmm...
I find it odd that you ask that question seeing as though your profile pic is two people locked in sexual embrace. What poly means varies from person to person and you putting your own judgements on them is unfair. If you don't agree with their evaluation that's fine but poly changes from couple to couple and person to person. Don't judge people !
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My current avatar is of a statue sculpted in the 18th century. It is a work of art. If you visit my profile you will see an album with the full statue pictured. It is of a satyr and nymph, two mythical creatures. It is not meant to represent poly; it represents me and my love of classical art. Prior to that my avatar was of a big red apple with a heart carved out of it, representing me living in NYC (the Big Apple). The images greeting me on that website were a close-up of a bare ass and a hand holding a condom, and another of many hands groping a woman's breasts. Not art.

But my questioning the imagery was not about aesthetic taste. The point was that the images that were there (which I believe have now been changed, but I don't know since it's been a while since I visited that site) were all about sex. And since many polyamorists usually try to emphasize the love part and wind up trying to fight the image of poly being all about sex, due to so many confusing poly with swinging and so on, I thought those images were a tad detrimental to creating a positive face of what poly is. So I questioned it. So did some others. Big whoop.

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Don't judge people !
I wasn't judging anyone. I simply asked if that was how the site's creator thought of poly, and whether the graphics used were the best choice in representing poly on the internet. In truth, I didn't give a fuck if they stayed or went..
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An excellent blog post on hierarchy in polyamory:
solopoly.net/2014/10/31/why-im-not-a-secondary-partner-the-short-version/

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YES! My day is complete, and so early in the morning! Whoot!
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