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I Am Polyamorous

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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...
    charismaticenigma charismaticenigma 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 23, 2013

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    I'm Perfectly Capable of Loving More Than One Person - I know most people aren't, at least they say they aren't anyway. I do love multiple people at a time naturally, and that's ok...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 20 Responses Nov 25, 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...
    Safirestar Safirestar 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2013

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    And we're enjoying it. I currently have two boyfriends and two girlfriend, and we are enjoying our lives right now. We love all of us, and it's great for us. We enjoy times...
    LongtailZ LongtailZ 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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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...
    CapturingMoments CapturingMoments 26-30, F Jan 29

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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...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 9 Responses Sep 25, 2008

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    Raising A Family - I've never been in a poly relationship but am curious as to how raising a family in an triad or multiple adult unit would be like. I imagine that kids would have...
    kimosh kimosh 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    I've been in a polyamorous relationship for about six months and I believe in the rule of two, so a two partners per person. Recently my girlfriend messed around with another guy...
    dfschei dfschei 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    I am trying to come up with the poly term for lonely. I am married. Happily. My wife is madly in love with her girlfriend who I think is one of the better people out there. I have...
    mutesaint mutesaint 26-30, M Feb 10

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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...
    Fayerweather Fayerweather 36-40, F 6 Responses May 27, 2013

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    I love loving people and expediting what different peoe have to offer. I would only enter into a relationship with somebody who understood and respected this.
    thenymphomanic thenymphomanic 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 28

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    I've Known It For A While. - And I've attempted a sort of monogamy with my significant other. He knows I can't do it long term. He knows I will want others in my life. It's been...
    SofiaGrowsFlowers SofiaGrowsFlowers 18-21, T 3 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    Always Knew I Was 'different' - Growing up, I was taught like everyone else that I could only have one true love; that loving more than one person at a time was cheating, hurtful...
    Huggyface Huggyface 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 16, 2008

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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...
    saintbryan saintbryan 21-25, M 10 Responses Dec 15, 2007

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    Just want to say! I have enjoyed reading a lot of stories. Before I found the EP app. I never seen or talk to anybody about this life style. It's cool to know that it's not only...
    Horachio513 Horachio513 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 7

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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...
    Wonderatrix Wonderatrix 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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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...
    Keritastic Keritastic 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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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...
    cutieplaything cutieplaything 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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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...
    Fayerweather Fayerweather 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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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...
    Persephyne27 Persephyne27 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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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...
    imme26 imme26 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    3 Is A Wonderful Number - I was around 16 when I realized that I was attracted not only to men, but to women as well. It wasn't until I was around 24 and dating my current...
    LighthouseKeeper LighthouseKeeper 26-30, F Dec 12, 2012

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    I am 21 years old and polyamorous. My girlfriend however ever is not. She is willing to work on it with me, and try it. The problem is that I can't find another partner and I feel...
    whambamthankyousam whambamthankyousam 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I have been living openly poly for seven years.
    Zabet Zabet 31-35, T 2 Responses Feb 14

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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...
    prettypolyprincess prettypolyprincess 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 7

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    This Is An Exerpt From My Blog - Id Like 2 Know If Any1 Else Here Is Dealing With This... -  Opening Pandora's Box ( AKA : The secret life of women who fly, when men aren't...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 71 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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    Amazing video about open sexuality.. http://youtu.be/LJhklPJz9U8
    Keritastic Keritastic 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    I just had the most pleasant reconnection phone chat with an old relationship from high school, who I haven't spoken to in over 10 years. He's in an open relationship too now, and...
    Keritastic Keritastic 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 24

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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...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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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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    Punished For Being Poly - I am poly, but my husband is monogamous. Up until recently I've had a relationship with one woman, and my husband. The two relationships are separate...
    ElleNoir ElleNoir 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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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...
    Fall123 Fall123 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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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...
    coconutgirl27 coconutgirl27 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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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 9 Responses Feb 4

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    Ok so why is it that I want to run away from the life that I have now and want ti start over with another couple who will treat me right. I do everything that I am supposed to to...
    BellaDona84 BellaDona84 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    I am currently in a polyamorous relationship. I am married, and I have a girlfriend who is also married.
    guyonthefence guyonthefence 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 20

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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...
    Keritastic Keritastic 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 16

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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...
    Keritastic Keritastic 26-30, F Jan 29

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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...
    AirheadSmiles AirheadSmiles 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 24, 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...
    littlestar89 littlestar89 22-25, F Mar 21

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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...
    Fayerweather Fayerweather 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    Post-Break-Up Angst: The presence of my poly-ex was all around me, as I settled back home with my husband. His toothbrush was still in the drawer, his body wash still in my shower...
    Keritastic Keritastic 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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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...
    mexpat mexpat 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 20, 2009

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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...
    SC27 SC27 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Looking in FTW, Texas...... My husband and I are hoping to find a female to add to our lives. We both have an abundance of love to give and want to be able to share it with the...
    PolyParadise PolyParadise 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 1

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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...
    silvermoon silvermoon 31-35 6 Responses Oct 24, 2007

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    Enlightened - For the longest time, ever since I began to venture into the world of dating, I came across one failed relationship after another. I found myself unwilling to commit...
    Deanna3911 Deanna3911 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2013

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    Hi my name is Sandra and I am married his name is Bubba. I am looking for a women to get to know her as friends and hopefully more latter one. Ask me any thing. I am 29 he is 33...
    SandraBubba1 SandraBubba1 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 28

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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...
    snuzzlejunkie snuzzlejunkie 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 11, 2007

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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...
    Simplysloan Simplysloan 21-25, F 24 Responses Nov 24, 2006

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    Well in practice I'm not, but I am very interested. I am loving reading peoples experiences.
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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