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Intro to Polyamory

Polyamory is a term used to describe a lifestyle or personal preference wherein one may choose to engage in romantic relationships with several people at one time. Derived from the Greek word poly (many) and the Latin word amor (love), polyamory is rarely understood or accepted by mainstream society and its “one-size-fits-all” approach to sexuality.

Contrary to popular belief, polyamorous relationships are usually about much more than just sex. They are intimate relationships based on concepts of trust, choice, and shared values. While there is a lot of diversity within the polyamorous community itself with regard to the various ways in which relationships are conducted and structured, the general consensus tends to hold the belief that it is possible to establish and maintain happy, healthy and loving relationships without having to limit one’s self to the confines of traditional monogamy.

Although there is no standard form for polyamorous relationships, following are some examples of possible guidelines to which they might subscribe:

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