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I Am Polyamorous

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    I miss my gf. The last 2 nights were amazingly

    wonderful . Glad to be home in a sense because I missed my husband and my fur babies but I still wish I was laying on her chest snuggling and just enjoying each other's company . We don't get much time alone
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 1 day ago

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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 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2014

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    I discovered I was polyamorous

    when I was 22 years old. I'm 27 now and with two of the best men in my life I could ever ask for!! I've had many crushes on the way, but none of them understand that I'm not the type to cheat... So I won't be opening my heart up to anyone new, anytime soon. To my boys, Nick and...
    TenderBeauty TenderBeauty 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 26

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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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    Happily married to a wonderful man

    and we are in a poly relationship with my transgender / gender neutral girlfriend . Going great so far. I've been with her off and on 7 yrs but have been with my now husband for 5. Married 7 mths . Honest and open communication is what is making this work so well . They are not...
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel I want a poly relationship my wife is

    trying to work that way with me but so far I can't seem to be able to find a woman to play with us let alone join us in our relationship seems impossible
    slutdude74 slutdude74 36-40, M 3 Responses May 7

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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 6 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    I am seriously battling my jealousy.

    With everything going on, I feel very much like she is trying to be me or replace me with my husband. I know in my head she isn't but she keeps taking all my ideas and plans for things and trying to change them or use them for herself.
    koiress koiress 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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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 1 Response Apr 22, 2014

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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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    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 18-21, F 24 Responses Nov 24, 2006

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    I've just recently begun to say I'm polyamorous

    out loud. Just the idea of it put all of my past relationships into perspective. The caged bird feeling. Why I was always an emotional yoyo. That alone feels great. The thought of it makes me smile. Makes me finally feel free, but also as if I've stepped out of the closet...
    KareemAndre KareemAndre 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 28

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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 7 Responses Jan 7, 2014

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    My journey into poly life really started about 1

    and a half ago when I started discussing it with my husband. It didn't come to the forefront until about 6 months ago when I met someone I wanted a romantic relationship with. There was a lot of emotion and things to work through but we have learnt a lot, have made connections...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 30

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    I am in a monogamous relationship.

    I am curious as to what polyamorous means. I love my partner but I desire one or two other intimate and meaningful relationships, as well. What are the "rules" to be polyamorous? Do both of the main partners need to be polyamorous? Thank you.
    Joei005 Joei005 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 17

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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 7 Responses Aug 23, 2013

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    Almost ten years ago,

    I spent an agonizing year in a relationship with two men. One on the East Coast and one on the west coast. I was in love with both of them but was dating only one (Mr. East coast). Mr. West coast was wooing me. I couldn't comprehend the anxiety and feelings I was feeling, and...
    ladyfrisb33 ladyfrisb33 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 23

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    Looking for some feedback.

    How have people explained poly relationships to their kids? Other family members?
    LookingForIt987 LookingForIt987 41-45, M 5 Responses Jan 23

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    Kitty and I maintain partners outside our own

    marriage. I haven't been in a serious relationship outside Kitty in a long time though. Just don't have the time with life getting in the way for another super serious partner :(
    jojokarel jojokarel 26-30, F Oct 13, 2014

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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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    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 8 Responses Jul 25, 2014

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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 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 18-21, M 10 Responses Dec 15, 2007

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    I am a polyamorous black man in a predominantly

    white part of the United States. I am currently with a woman I love very much who is also seeing someone she greatly enjoys. The problem I am having is that I can't get a date to save my life. I am no slouch by any means. I am fit, attractive, reasonably intelligent, and always...
    Wanderartist Wanderartist 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 27

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    It's fun, but sometimes I struggle

    when my primary partner talks about other people. I guess I just can't quite get my head to the place where I'm like "well, I can want other people and still love her, so surely she still loves me even if she wants other people". I know it's illogical, but it's like my brain...
    imjckdw imjckdw 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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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 1 Response Nov 19, 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 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 4 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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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 3 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    Last night my fiance & I went to a hotel with

    one of my friends. Me and him had plans to try to turn her out cause I know she's a freak in the past me and her had a 3 sum and everyrhing. So when we finally got there we was drinking and got so messed up to the point she wanted to do it. He had sex with her infront of my face...
    bonnieloyalty bonnieloyalty 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8

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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 8 Responses Feb 4, 2014

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    This is a topic I have really struggled with,

    and am just newly accepting. As a teen, I was in a relationship where it was understood that it may one day turn into something polygamous. After coming to terms with all of the religious and cultural things I have been told my entire life and seeking out the truth of the matter...
    WeMermaid WeMermaid 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 24

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    I have to say this is the best it's ever been.

    I've been out with with now for awhile Ever since I started to connect with Lys Romantically. There is nothing that would ever make me give her up. Ever. no one. I love her to pieces. I've never been with anyone who ENCOURAGED me to get with other women and told me it was...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    I found out yesterday

    that my husband's girlfriend is unexpectedly pregnant. I don't know how to feel. I am completely numb right now. I'm not really mad, I know it wasn't done on purpose or anything.
    koiress koiress 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 22

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    So I am new to this whole polyamorous lifestyle.

    I have been with my fiancé for over 4 years now. Last July my best friend moved in with us. It was just the 3 of us most of the time. We all became so close. It started last October. At first we thought the 3 of us were just going to have sex and that's it. But we all fell in...
    JustWantItToWork JustWantItToWork 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 30

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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 5 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    i believe all women should have multiple lovers.

    i would be happy to share and serve my wife.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 6

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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 5 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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    There are so many things i still struggle with.

    ..like a "monogamy hangover" am comfortable building connections with single people...It naturally takes me a long time to feel a strong emotional connection ....However, the minute a polyfriend makes his other relationships known to me...Something really bad happens i just want...
    warriormama warriormama 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 25

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    I am having the best experience of my life.

    .I have made amazing poly friends who continue to test my value boundaries with lots of discussions...but the brightest moments come from my mono best friends..Who are making my poly concepts part of their everyday vocabulary...The one that makes them giggle is referencing their...
    warriormama warriormama 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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    So I'm curious as to what the hell is going on.

    I'm in a relationship with my wife and girlfriend. But my girlfriend just seems to be getting so distant. I told her months ago that I didn't know if I could feel about her the way I feel about my wife. She's told me that she always feels second or something similar. She brings...
    canyouhearthedrums canyouhearthedrums 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 1

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    I just started a poly relationship recently.

    Everything was great at first only now my guys are both feeling left out. I'm with my husband all day but we are just running errands and stuff in the car all day so he doesn't feel like we are spending quality time together(easier do I honestly). By the time I get home my bf...
    TryingSomethingNew86 TryingSomethingNew86 26-30, F 6 Responses May 8

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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 11 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    I am a new polyamorous person.

    my husband and I have been married for 10 years and recently started a relationship with someone else we are the happiest we have ever been but we want to meet other people like is and learn more about polyamory can u help?
    jbcouture jbcouture 26-30, F 2 Responses May 5

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    I would love to be in a poly relationship,

    I'm bisexual and find that I miss aspects from both genders when in mono relatuonships
    Shikeji Shikeji 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    Hello. My wife and I are in a triad.

    It's a long story but the short version is that our third is our room mate that moved in last year. We both love her very much and she loves us. We were all happy and I feel as if I'm screwing everything up. My wife went to seek a friends with benefits type thing and...I can't...
    canyouhearthedrums canyouhearthedrums 26-30, M 8 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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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 2 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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