Poly people, what's your flavor?

Cynoc Cynoc
Poly people, what type of relationship are you in?

Sorry if my made-up categories do not encompass your relationship model. Deal with it.

EDIT: Aand yeah, I forgot swingers.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
an open relationship (no love outside main relationship, just sex)
6
a "cluster" type relationship (a few stable relationships, love & sex)
16
a closed relationship (polyfidelity, no dating outside the circle)
7
other type (100 miles rule, don't ask don't tell, cheating, ...)
4
uncharted territories beyond the scope of your measly poll.
8
Total votes: 41 (38 voters)
Poll is closed
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Meltingfish Meltingfish
I'm engaged to one man and we're dating another girl as a couple. I also have sex with others on the outside.
12/19/2012
Happenstance Happenstance
My section of the polycule (so far) is a triad-- My girlfriend lives with my boyfriend. They aren't really "romantic" in the usual sense, but they are life partners who occasionally have sexual interactions that aren't really any big deal either ("queerplatonic" is a term they have used before, also "moirails"). Their relationship is more just taking care of each other, rather than sexual or romantic. My girlfriend, I love romantically and have sex with. My boyfriend, I love in a less romantic and more "family" way, but we also occasionally have sex. He has other platonic partners that are legitimate relationships even though they are non-sexual and non-romantic. He also has separate sexual partners who he is not romantic with. My girlfriend has three other partners, besides us in the triad, whom she loves romantically at long-distance and has sex with when they are together. We don't often have sex with people outside the pre-existing relationships, but are free to do so. We are free to form romantic relationships at-will. We are all also free to enjoy BDSM relationships/activiti es with others outside the existing relationships. We all trust each other to choose safe and trustworthy partners, and we have an agreement to tell each other about risky behavior and/or medical issues. And we are the kind of personalities to not often (or ever) have anonymous encounters. We do our research/get to know new partners/whatever before anything serious happens anyway.
12/21/2012
Cynoc Cynoc
Quote:
Originally posted by Happenstance
My section of the polycule (so far) is a triad-- My girlfriend lives with my boyfriend. They aren't really "romantic" in the usual sense, but they are life partners who occasionally have sexual interactions that aren't really any ... More
Thanks, I'll have to remember "moirail."
You must all be masters at scheduling I imagine.
My wife and I date separately, by default, not by choice. We're both, let's say, heteroflexible and haven't encountered someone we're both attracted to.
She and I also live with her BFF (again, thank you for the new term) who has her own boyfriend and is mono.
12/24/2012
MimiPhryxus MimiPhryxus
We are polyfidelitous/trinoga mous
We've had girlfriends be open beyond us but we find it easier to stay closed. Territoriality is the biggest problem along with it being nice to not have to stress over the safe sex issues open relationships have.
12/29/2012
talon4196 talon4196
What is the 100 miles rule?
12/30/2012
RosesThorns RosesThorns
We are a sorta polyfi group. S and I are currently only see on another and he is married, she has a boyfriend and some extra curricular activities from time to time and her boy only sees her right now.
01/01/2013
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by talon4196
What is the 100 miles rule?
Usually that means that you either cannot see anyone who lives within 100 miles of you and your primary OR that you can only see those who live within 100 miles. Complicated enough?
01/11/2013
LittleHouse LittleHouse
Quote:
Originally posted by Cynoc
Poly people, what type of relationship are you in?

Sorry if my made-up categories do not encompass your relationship model. Deal with it.

EDIT: Aand yeah, I forgot swingers.
We are Swingers, and own a Swingers Club
02/21/2013
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by LittleHouse
We are Swingers, and own a Swingers Club
Ohhhhh how fun!
02/23/2013
bog bog
Quote:
Originally posted by Cynoc
Poly people, what type of relationship are you in?

Sorry if my made-up categories do not encompass your relationship model. Deal with it.

EDIT: Aand yeah, I forgot swingers.
I sleep with a handful of my best friends. No labels, no rules, no drama. I'm lucky!
02/26/2013
sillylilkitten sillylilkitten
We have sort of an open relationship where we play with others and have group sex and share each other and things like that, but we don't have other relationships. He's asked if I would be okay with him owning other slaves (We have a Master/slave relationship,) but that's just not something I'm comfortable with, because I see that as having multiple relationships, and I do get jealous when there are feelings involved as opposed to just sex. I always picture poly as involving multiple actual relationships, so I tend not to refer to myself as poly, but that's just my opinion.
02/26/2013
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
We're mostly poly fi. Our core is Myself, my husband, and my boyfriend who is also his childhood best friend. Hubby is perusing another relationship right now, but the boyfriend and I are settled for the time being and exploring our BDSM dynamic.
04/16/2013
RaspberryRogue RaspberryRogue
My boyfriend and I don't date other people individually. He told me that he doesn't mind if I sleep with or date girls who aren't interested in him, but I don't want him dating girls who aren't interested in me and I really don't have any desire to have a relationship that doesn't involve him, so we share our girlfriends ^^. We're both only interested in dating girls as well, but if I told him I wanted to sleep with some guy he'd be okay with it. As for the openness of our relationship with the girl/s, it depends on the her and what she wants.
05/08/2013
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