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Only You. And You. And You.

Polyamory—relationships with multiple, mutually consenting partners—has
a coming-out party.


By Jessica Bennett | Newsweek Web Exclusive
Jul 29, 2009

http://www.newsweek.com/id/209164
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The article is about a poly... what I would call "cluster," which has always seemed so messy to me. Is it more typical to have a "Big Love" family, where there are defined relationships and a measure of stability, or is the "cluster" type, with everyone dating outside the relationship as needed, the more common type of poly relationship?

I want poly. I want stability. The first is hard enough, and based on this article, it is looking as if the second is an impossibility.

I see the ability of having a poly family as the ability to create a larger nuclear family. It seems to me that if you are developing romantic relationships outside of the family, then your attention and focus has been split too.
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""I believe that someone's sexual orientation is a deeper issue than the number of people they want to express that orientation with." In other words, polyamory is a choice; homosexuality is not."


Intresting, because if you look at the world without ethno-centric christian blinders you would think the complete opposite. Monogamy is a 'choice'. I mean really...you CHOOSE to get 'married' and 'settle down'.
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