Polyamory is sometimes used in a broader sense, as an umbrella term that covers various forms of consensual multi-partner relationships, or forms of consensual non-exclusive sexual and/or romantic relationships.Polyamorous arrangements are varied, reflecting the choices and philosophies of the individuals involved, but they tend to emphasize certain themes or values, such as love, intimacy, honesty, integrity, equality, communication, and commitment.The practices of engaging in closed polyamorous relationships is sometimes called polyfidelity.The terms primary (or primary relationship(s)) and secondary (or secondary relationship(s)) may be used to indicate a hierarchy of different relationships or the place of each relationship in a person's life.The practice, state or ability of having more than one sexual loving relationship at the same time, with the full knowledge and consent of all partners involved.This is the definition used by California polyamorist Morning Glory Zell, who coined the term in the early 1980's.In 1999, Zell-Ravenheart was asked by the editor of the OED to provide a definition of the term, and had provided it as The practice, state or ability of having more than one sexual loving relationship at the same time, with the full knowledge and consent of all partners involved.Polyamory is a less specific term than polygamy, the practice or condition of having more than one spouse.
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When I met Jonica Hunter, Sarah Taub, and Michael Rios on a typical weekday afternoon in their tidy duplex in Northern Virginia, a very small part of me worried they might try to convert me. And so are Sarah and whomever she happens to bring home some weekends. Jonica is 27, with close-cropped hair, a pointed chin, and a quiet air.
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Terisa Greenan and her boyfriend, Matt, are enjoying a rare day of Seattle sun, sharing a beet carpaccio on the patio of a local restaurant.