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I've come across the term 'fluid-bonded' in reviews and some posts, and I'd like to know exactly what this entails (context can always be misconstrued).
People generally use the term fluid bonded to show that they do not use barrier protection against STIs with their partner.
Many in poly relationships are fluid bonded with multiple partners - meaning they've all been tested, are negative for any STIs and no longer use protection amongst each other, though they often do with other partners they are not fluid bonded with.
So, say Tracy, Jeff and John are all having sex with each other and are fluid bonded. When any of them have sex with each other, they do not use condoms or dental dams. However, if John bangs Jolene, who he is not fluid bonded with, he does use protection in order to remain 'safe' to his other partners. Etc, etc.
It can get complicated!