Polyamory FAQ - More Than Two
All right, so what is "polyamory"? The word "polyamory" is based on the Greek and Latin for "many loves" (literally, poly many + amore love). A polyamorous relationship is a romantic relationship that involves more than two people. You mean, like swinging? Not exactly. Swinging has a different focus. Oh, I gotcha. No. Six of one, half a dozen of the other. No. Poly, schmolly. No. Okay, okay, I understand. No, no, no. But if you love someone, you shouldn't want anyone else. That's a common idea, but it doesn't really hold up in practice.Many people believe that a person who has multiple loves can't give their "whole heart" to any person. Rules? It doesn't work that way.There are, of course, as many different varieties of polyamory as there are people; there's no one right way to create a polyamorous relationship, though ethical polyamorous relationships do involve honesty, respect, and compassion. Yeah? Uh-huh. Didn't this whole "free love" thing die out in the sixties? No. I'll bet. Fine.