Nor are they polygamists of the sort portrayed on HBO's Big Love; they aren't religious, and they don't have multiple wives.But they do believe in "ethical nonmonogamy," or engaging in loving, intimate relationships with more than one person—based upon the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.In 1999, Zell-Ravenheart was asked by the editor of the OED to provide a definition of the term, and had provided it as The practice, state or ability of having more than one sexual loving relationship at the same time, with the full knowledge and consent of all partners involved.Polyamory is a less specific term than polygamy, the practice or condition of having more than one spouse.Thus, a person may refer to a live-in partner as their primary partner, and a lover whom they only see once a week as their secondary partner, in order to differentiate to the listener who is whom.Polyamory is the nonpossessive, honest, responsible and ethical philosophy and practice of loving multiple people simultanously.Stop listening now and visit Scarleteen Introduction and host chat Under 18? What do you do when your partner dismisses your shit-owning? Stop listening now and visit Scarleteen Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit Scarleteen Introduction and host chat Under 18?Stop listening now and visit Announcements We’ll be at Poly Dallas Millennium next month ... Stop listening now and visit Announcements We complain about having to close the windows and...
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Because we are socialized in a culture that teaches us that monogamy is right and natural, monogamy is often not a conscious choice for people, but is more of a default for how to be in relationships.
But just as folks have been challenging structural and cultural heternormativity, more people are coming to question monogamy as natural, and exploring opening their relationships to polyamory.
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