I’ve recently been involved in an interesting discussion about why people consider themselves or have a need to identify as polyamorous.
I noted that many of the comments and statements echoed those found in various works about the subject of ethical non-monogamy, but nothing really fresh, new or insightful. I was about to give up reading when I stumbled upon the following statement.
“Because I don’t need to own my partners body to feel secure in my relationship. A relationship shouldn’t be the end of the game, it should be the start of 2 player mode.”
I generally agree with what it has to say, but I’d like to take the liberty of modifying it slightly
A good clear statement but seems a bit limited, additions shown in bold
“Because I don’t need to own my partners bodies or minds to feel secure in my relationships.”
A great way to describe the way a relationship can evolve, but still needs a few tweaks
“A relationship shouldn’t be the end of the game, it should be the start of multi player mode.”
i’m rather happy with this, makes loads of sense to me and helps define how I feel about polyamory, but still missing my personal favourite
“Polyamory is about personal choice, freedom and self determination. It gives me the ability to show my love openly for the people I care about and share that love without fear.”