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Old 03-08-2014, 01:00 AM
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"Straight monogamous people have lives. Everyone else has 'lifestyles'." That might be the only thing I got from Sister Wives

But, screw it, I'm not going to call being "poly" or "kinky" a lifestyle anymore. Token gay guy from Sister Wives is right.
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:33 PM
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Well, good. Polyamory is more of a relationship-style or love-style.

I know swingers use the euphemism as "we are in the lifestyle." But there are so many factors that truly make up a lifestyle, beyond who you love or fuck (or tie up or spank).
Love withers under constraint; its very essence is liberty. It is compatible neither with envy, jealousy or fear. It is there most pure, perfect and unlimited when its votaries live in confidence, equality and unreserve. -- Shelley

The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place. --Shaw

me: Mags, female, pansexual, 59, loving and living with
miss pixi, female, pansexual, 37
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:58 PM
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Oh you will probably love this thread, OP:

What is this "lifestyle" you mention?
The world opens up... when you do.

"Oh, oh, can't you see? Love is the drug for me." ~Bryan Ferry
"Love and the self are one . . ." ~Leo Buscaglia "

An excellent blog post on hierarchy in polyamory:
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