Here’s my opinion: choosing polyamory and deciding to be an open relationship might work for some people, but I can’t see it working for everyone. I don’t think it makes me close-minded or insecure (although I will admit to being too jealous sometimes).
Personally, I could never imagine being in an open relationship. I’m just not a girl who could do something like this.
Polyamorous arrangements are varied, reflecting the choices and philosophies of the individuals involved, but they tend to emphasize certain themes or values, such as love, intimacy, honesty, integrity, equality, communication, and commitment.
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.
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Areas of difference arise regarding the degree of commitment, such as in the practice of casual sexual activities, and whether it represents a viewpoint or a relational status quo (whether a person without current partners can be considered "polyamorous").
This is generally a common mis-conception and generally misunderstood by the public.
To be polyamorous simply means that you are not monogamous in your relationships.
Because we live in such a monogamy-centered society, it makes sense that many people can only conceive of non-monogamy in what ultimately still amounts to monogamous terms.
There is a common misconception that a polyamorous relationship is really no different from an open-relationship agreement: one committed couple, with some lighthearted fun on the side.