Monogamy, Polyamory, Or Open Relationships...Which are You?

We all know what Monogamy is. Monogamy is the type of relationship in which you are dedicated to one partner for a period of time, for a lifetime or it could be one sexual partner for a
select period of time.

  What is Polyamory? Polyamory is the practice of being in intimate relationship with more than one person with the consent and knowledge of everyone involved. This is different than being a swinger, which strictly emphasizes sex.

Finally, we define open relationships.  What is an open relationship? It may seem complicated, but an open relationship involves two people who want to be together, but they are non monogamous. The two agree that it is okay to have another romantic relationship or sexual relationship at the same. The agreement is mutual, permitted, accepted, and tolerated.

Which one are you? Are you monogamous, polyamorous, or into open relationships? Me personally I'm a serial monogamist.  If I'm with you, I'm with you.  In my opinion, and no I'm not judging, with polyamory and open relationships, that opens up a door for jealousy, drama, and deception to happen.  What if person in an open relationship or polyamorous relationship decide that they want monogamy with one of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th parties involved? How would you handle that? Now whatever you choose, If you like it, I love it.
  However, I am curious about polyamory. I've tried an open relationship twice, but it just didn't turn out the way I expected. It turns out that the one I was in the open relationship with was using it as a way to say that he wanted out of the relationship with me so one of my side pieces that he knew about ended up being his one and only...Messed up isn't it. I wonder if I could adjust to polyamory and make it work....
  My only question is how could one possibly be in love and intimate with more than one person?


  1. Monogamous - but I find the "concept" of polyamory interesting. I know several 'Triads' that are very successful

    1. I've known of Triads that have worked well, but I agree polyamory is interesting...I think however I'll stick with monogamy


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