Video on dating relationships
Each couple, throuple, or group discusses where those desires and boundaries overlap and which ones require compromise.
You might think of monogamy as an off-the-rack garment, while polyamory is a bespoke suit that you design yourself!
Within poly communities, we have a term for your partner’s partner: your metamour. You might really get along with your metamour: After all, you both love (and/or love to sleep with) the same person.
But just because you have that person in common doesn’t necessarily mean you like one another, and that’s O. Learning to be civil and kind is a good practice, and if you have a metamour, you shouldn’t feel pressure for your relationship to be more than cordial.
I know poly people who get together for LARPing in the park, poly people who are obsessed with fermenting vegetables, poly people who go to PTA meetings and football games.
Open relationships work for people of all classes, ages, races, orientations, religions, and more.
What really happens in a poly relationship is that each individual knows their own desires and boundaries.How can I deal with these people without creating even more drama?“Monogamish.” “Ethical slut.” “Polyamorous.” “In an open marriage.” These days, it can that seem there are as many words for people who engage in non-monogamous relationships as there are LGBTQIA signifiers.Sadly, I have seen this double standard in action, especially in the straight swinging scene (in which couples “swap” partners): Women are encouraged to explore sex with women (while their male partners watch), but men are not encouraged to indulge the same curiosity.I’m positive there are many poly guys who would like to play with other men but hold themselves back because of toxic masculinity stereotypes.