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I Am Polyamorous

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    I feel like I was meant to be Poly.

    I've always felt as if I couldn't commit to just one person but I could with multiple people. I feel like I have the capacity to love and share my affection with more than one person. Honestly, It's all I ever want. My last poly relationship was great you can feel the same...
    bakas bakas 18-21 3 Responses May 21

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    I currently have a crush

    and we both plan to start dating. But I really do want to get into a polyamorous relationship.. Being 15 in highschool doesn't make that easy.
    Kurpenter Kurpenter 13-15, T May 17

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    Am I really polyamorous?

    I love my husband who I have been with for 22 years and I love his ex-best friend who I have been friends with for 21 years. My heart is split in two. I love them both, I would not leave my marriage and me and the other guy are not having an affair. I have felt this way for all...
    smitten4ever smitten4ever 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 6

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    I read a novel called "Proposition 31"

    when I was in my late teens and that sparked the idea of polyamory. I had always been interested in having more than one boyfriend but I was always met with "I don't like to share" from my boyfriend so I never thought too much about it until I became single. The swinging...
    coconutgirl27 coconutgirl27 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    elmpie elmpie 22-25, M 2 Responses May 9

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    I consider myself poly

    and my husband and I have an open relationship but I'm looking for more poly instead of just casual relationships on the side. I don't know how to go about meeting other poly folks.
    imme26 imme26 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    My Feelings About Polyamory

    I have known for awhile that I was polyamorous because I don't believe in monogamy in terms of the societal norm of thinking that one person can satisfy all your needs. I believe in loving multiple people because each relationship with each person is unique and you can get...
    Fall123 Fall123 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    I have been married to my husband

    for almost four years. I love the idea of polyamory although I have never been in a relationship like that. I have also been openly bi for 8 years. I love my husband, but I have always felt that there was something missing. He is a straight man and would not have another male in...
    BeautifullyWeird BeautifullyWeird 22-25, F 9 Responses Jun 1

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    I am a new poly girl

    although it was all my idea my hubby wasn't on good terms with the mother of his other child and we didn't not get along bcos our children are 1 month apart (both 2 now) and she felt like he chose me over her bcos neither of us were seriously dating him i dated him monogamously...
    prettypolyprincess prettypolyprincess 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 7

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    Hello everyone, We're trying to find some

    polyamory families based in the UK for a one-hour programme that celebrates love and raises awareness, just as England is expressing it's perhaps uninformed opinions. The TV network would pay a generous fee for anybody who takes part - we've got two poly families who are already...
    bebg2 bebg2 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I Get It.

    I've been haunting polyamory forums ever since my boyfriend-turned-husband mentioned he is polyamorous. I had no idea of the concept before I read about it, and it made a lot of sense, but it seemed very risky. It seemed many bad things, so much so that I ended up on webpages...
    Wonderatrix Wonderatrix 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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    Not to be confused with swinging,

    whoring around, or being a pervert. My perversions are entirely separate from my relationship lifestyle, thank you.
    teadaze teadaze 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    My wife and I are both bisexual

    and trying to define an open relationship for us. She has a girlfriend she is intimate and sexual with. I don't get to be involved. She says she doesn't mind if I want to have a relationship with another guy , but would not be happy if I found another girl.
    jasonwishingwell jasonwishingwell 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Poly Proud

    I look around me at the veritable sea of monogamous relationships from my little island of polyamory, and I feel and incredible sense of pride. I was raised by a very liberal mother, who despite being what amounts to a bohemian gypsy, still told me from the very beginning of my...
    Fayerweather Fayerweather 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    My Poly Journey

    When I first became involved with my boyfriend D, He insisted that the relationship be an open one. He'd never been in an open or poly relationship, but he'd wanted to live that way for many years. I'd grown up with some pain and loss and the idea of sharing the person I love...
    Fayerweather Fayerweather 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    I am married and we have

    both been through a lot in the past few years. I am bisexual, he knows, and it's been a long while since I've been with a woman. I want a girlfriend but I don't know how to break it to him.
    BeautifullyWeird BeautifullyWeird 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 15

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    Random Thoughts Of My Poly Life

    I am polyamorous. I am not looking for a third partner to "enhance" my relationship. I am not looking for what is little more than a live sex toy to help "fix" my partner and my sex life. I am not "curious" to "explore" being poly. I happened to fall in love with a man...
    Persephyne27 Persephyne27 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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    My Crazy Dream

    Well, right now, I have a husband and four loves.  I'm inspired by the works of Robert Heinlein and we are hoping for some sort of line marriage arrangement down the line.  We have dreams of a commune and all sorts of happiness and good times.
    snuzzlejunkie snuzzlejunkie 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 11, 2007

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    First Poly Meet Up

    So we went to our first poly meetup last night. It was different. Was a bit disappointed because there weren't any other triads there. I personally would have loved to ask questions in regards to being in a triad. We are going on our first year and running blind. However it was...
    Safirestar Safirestar 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2013

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    After many years of living in a monogamous

    heterosexual marriage I think I must return to my true poly self. In the last couple of weeks I've had amazing slightly sexual experiences with another mum from my kids' school and a handsome naked man in the woods. It would be a dream to make them regular lovers. And to keep...
    bosieboy bosieboy 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    So I was in a poly relationship

    for 8 months. It ended on good terms. I chose to leave because it was getting a too little messy (time spent with each other was uneven causing some loneliness.) It's been over a year and recently the other 2 just broke up. At first I was talking to both of them. But them I...
    SC27 SC27 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Who would like to **** my wife?

    We've just decided to start having affairs and IDE like to know cuz it turns me on to think of of a guy going inside her
    abillawolf abillawolf 26-30, T 3 Responses Aug 9

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    It took me years to realize that

    for me I'm happiest when I'm with someone who is also open minded and polyamorous:) Now just to find Mr Right.
    Roxy1114 Roxy1114 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    Im Poly :)

    Im currently in a Poly Triad.  The couple i join'd with are married.  Thus far things go well, we're trying to find a house so that we can all live together.  none of us have children at this time, but we would like to in the future, we live in Michigan and have a...
    Simplysloan Simplysloan 21-25, F 24 Responses Nov 24, 2006

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    Multi-Loving not "Open Relationship".

    ... am I alone in that I need to be in love to have sex? I am not into casual sex, but I want to love all the people that actually want to love me. I feel so alone in this point of view.
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid 36-40 9 Responses Jul 25

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    Last night, my husband went on a date with his

    poly girlfriend. They discussed the breakup between me and her husband, and the confusing emotions therein. I'm happy to say that my husband had my back and supported me during this subject, and I feel very loving toward him for this. He has struggled with making me feel like...
    Keritastic Keritastic 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    i have been since i was 10 tbh.

    i cant stand being tied down since i know i have more than one "soulmate" im attracted to so many different people. i adore the concept of polyamory since you have multiple partners and its all consensual and there is no sneaking around!! that jealousy just isnt there which is...
    griefseed griefseed 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    Several of my stories on here mention my

    breakup with my first poly-ex. It's been a few months, and I still love him nearly as much as I did when we were together. I'm still so baffled by our split, during which it felt like I did nothing wrong, that I'm having a hard time moving on. Last night I had a dream about him...
    Keritastic Keritastic 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    My Reason For Polyamory

    I feel that relationships which are based around fortifying and feeding the self-worth of yourself and your partner are deleterious to the phenomenon of true, selfless love. True, selfless love is ego-free. Without the desire to feed the ego, there is no jealousy when the loved...
    saintbryan saintbryan 21-25, M 10 Responses Dec 15, 2007

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    in Belgium and looking

    for connections in here/France/Luxembourg and any other bordering regions of other countries. Friendship or a bit more :-)
    leilasi leilasi 22-25, F Aug 4

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    I'm a bi, polyamorous guy

    who has mostly been with men. I've been with women, but not many times -- and never in an enduring relationship. I enjoy sex, but am not interested in casual sex with strangers, or outside of relationships involving real affection and connection. I have a partner who loves me...
    riverwarm riverwarm 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 4

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    A Little Unconventional

    i guess its not quite a lifestyle for everyone. it wasnt really easy for me for a long time to get to grips with being in love, sexually/physically as well as on the emotional side, with two people, but now i couldnt be happier. i first met my girlfriend when i was 20 (and she 17...
    AirheadSmiles AirheadSmiles 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    Connections

    For me, it is best to keep my connections loose. Nothing in life stays the same, and yet most people pretend that love and desire are immune to the passage of time. People evolve, and grow and move. Change is inevitable. And if the connections I make are tight, if they have very...
    Fayerweather Fayerweather 36-40, F 4 Responses May 27, 2013

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    Hi guys, I came across this group

    and after reading some of your stories, I am intrigued! It is so refreshing to hear about happy relationships that work really well! I am a feature writer in the UK and write for a number of women's magazines and I'm always looking for interesting stories to feature in some of...
    littlestar89 littlestar89 22-25, F Mar 21

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    Poly and Proud!

    I discovered poly after I was already practicing! Currently, I live with two partners and play with more, though I'm only fully sexual with the two primaries. We are not in a triad, but we play with mostly the same people. I enjoy the family aspects of polyamoury, and the...
    silvermoon silvermoon 31-35 6 Responses Oct 24, 2007

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    My Boyfriend Has To Move Out

      For several reasons, my boyfriend has to move out after living with my family for 5 years.  He is not happy about, I am not happy about it, but we don't have much of a choice.  After 5 years of being poly, it seems strange to me that the vast majority of...
    mexpat mexpat 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 20, 2009

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    I'm still "curious" about this lifestyle.

    I realized to divide is NOT to take away. I want to indulge. Can we all just fall in love?
    polylovhers polylovhers 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    I have a husband, who has a girlfriend.

    I was dating her husband, and for a few months we were a quad. I temporarily moved, due to some poly-newbie-drama, taking some space to reflect on what I really wanted. It's been a difficult road, especially since the metamour and I have notoriously not gotten along and it's...
    Keritastic Keritastic 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    I think that you can be in more

    than one sexual/romantic relationship at one time. It's not all that hard to understand.
    brokenbutalive brokenbutalive 13-15, T 1 Response Jun 16

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    I've always been comfortable with the idea

    that people love each other. I met two girls at the same time at the Disneyworld campground when I was 15 and spent the whole day kissing both of them and feeling the compersion from each as they shared me between themselves. I'd had girlfriends but never two and it felt fine...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    Discovering Myself

    When I was about 14 I came to a firm conclusion (how anyone can be at that age is beyond me, but firm it was) that I was only interested in girls and the next two years I had a string of quite short term relationships with girls about my own age or older Then I was about 17 and...
    BreadCatkin BreadCatkin 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 4, 2013

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    I don't think love is limited.

    I am married and love my husband completely. I have another man in my life that I care for very deeply and I am there for him as much as he will allow. It doesn't mean I love my husband less. I don't neglect either of them. I love all my children and I can't love more than I...
    Heartfilia Heartfilia 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 21

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    RicRaver RicRaver 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 16

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    My Boyfriend, My Girlfriend, And Me.

    I have been with my fiance for 8 years now and with my girlfriend for one year. My fiance has known since before we got together that I am (and always have been, as far as I can remember) bisexual. I also told him I could not see a future for me without female partners in it. He...
    cutieplaything cutieplaything 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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    we are a dom couple in Missouri we would like

    to find the right submissive couple for a poly relationship but as of yet it is hard to find but we wont give up we believe it will happen when the time is right we have lots of love for the right couple
    madrun madrun 46-50, M Apr 25

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    Poly

    When I try and explain my feelings about relationships to most people, they see me as a loose person just looking for more people to ****. This couldn't be farther from the truth. When I first started "dating" I found myself getting mixed up with more than one person. Not because...
    charismaticenigma charismaticenigma 22-25, F 9 Responses Aug 23, 2013

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    ive been poly for a while now!

    ! i really want to get back in a nice poly relationship but a lot of people arent down.
    homu homu 13-15 4 Responses Apr 25

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    I May Be Polyamorous

    I have been involved three times in a multiple relationship. Twice in a MMF and once in a MFF. They didn't work out for various reasons. I still think it is a workable thing (YMMV). One thing I really hate is that newbies who don't understand what the word means will think it...
    alstephens alstephens 46-50, M 12 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    Multiple Loves Make Me Glow

    I have always loved many people at once, in many ways. In almost all of my adult relationships, there has been me, a boyfriend and a long distance girlfriend and/or male slaves (I am a BDSM Dominant). I am single now but own and adore one long distance slave and have two men who...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 10 Responses Sep 25, 2008

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    I have too much love to give

    for just one person :p I was introduced to the lifestyle when I was pretty young, and I've fallen in love with it. It fits me too perfectly! I'm not jealous or controlling, and sometimes there are things I can't get from one person that I can from another.
    EllieGendron EllieGendron 18-21, F 8 Responses May 22

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    My boyfriend and I have been together

    for 14 years and for the last couple of years now we have open our relationship to polyamory. We have come to an agreement that he is willing to let me have a girlfriend as long as she is cool with him. Once I have a girlfriend then I will let him have some female friends, he...
    CapturingMoments CapturingMoments 26-30, F Jan 29

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    Amazing video about open sexuality.

    . http://youtu.be/LJhklPJz9U8
    Keritastic Keritastic 26-30, F Feb 22

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    I want a relationship in

    which I stay married to my husband but find the right lesbian partner too. Does this sound realistic? Who would actually agree to this kind of lifestyle...
    sosieq sosieq 26-30, F 10 Responses Feb 4

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