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The fact or practice of being romantically or sexually involved with more than one person with the knowledge and consent of all parties.

[poly- + Latin amor, love; see amorous + -y.]

pol′y·am′o·rous adj.


the practice of openly having more than one intimate relationship at a time
ˌpolyˈamorous adj
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No matter how many polyamorists there are today, old-fashioned adultery seems to have risen among older Americans," Wolfinger says.
Now it occurs to her to start looking around for some alternative--hence her adventures among the Chaturbaters, the orgasmic meditators, the BDSM performers, the Burning Man polyamorists.
The Polyamorists Next Door: Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships and Families considers the phenomenon of polyamoris families, in which people hold emotional and sexual relationships with multiple people at the same time with the support of their partners, and is a fine discussion of how these relationships work.
One of the arguments used by both swingers and polys (as polyamorists are known) is that the prevalence of cheating among married couples is high and that this element of cheating is absent with swinging and polyamory.
He also rejected arguments by intervening organizations representing polyamorists and civil libertarians, who argued that Section 293 of the Criminal Code is overly broad and criminalizes consenting adults.
They are a growing movement in the United States (apparently there are about half a million polyamorists there) and also participate in Pride parades to highlight the legitimacy of their cause.
What S/L quote Farley as saying could be--and in substance has been--said by and on behalf of polyamorists and others who regard themselves as members of "sexual minorities.
7) Examples include, but are not limited to, pansexuals, asexuals, swingers, sado-masochist subjects, polyamorists, fetishists, cross-dressers, drag performers, two-spirited, intersexes, and those who simply refuse to have their sexuality defined.
The second film in the Tainted Love season is shot in the US, where polyamorists have even devised their a language describing things that aren't supposed to exist in the monogamous world: like "compersion", the feeling of joy you get when your partner makes love to another.
Assimilating another 'virtually normal' constituency, namely monogamous, long-term, homosexual couples, marriage pushes the queerer queers of all sexual persuasions--drag queens, club-crawlers, polyamorists, even ordinary single mothers or teenage lovers--further to the margins.
Because of this, polyamorists and others should be accepted alongside those with monogamous heterosexual and non-heterosexual relationships.