word "Polyamory" is based on the Greek and
Latin for "Many Loves." It is sometimes spelled
Polyamori or simplified to Poly.
A polyamorous relationship is a romantic relationship
that involves more than two people. The thing that defines
a polyamorous relationship is that everyone involved
knows about the others, and agrees to everyone else's
involvement. If you are married or in a committed relationship,
and you have a girlfriend or boyfriend that your partner
doesn't know about, or that your partner suspects but
isn't sure about, or that your partner knows about and
is a source of conflict, you're not poly.
The highest ideals of a Poly Relationship are honesty
and the emotional comfort of all parties involved in
the relationships. Similarly, poly does not mean simply
that you are involved with multiple people in sexual
situations with or without your partners involvement.
Poly is not swinging. Poly is the aspect of building
deep rooted emotional, honest, and loving relationships
with more than one person. Such relationships can take
many shapes from a balanced triangle, to primary and
secondary relationships, to extended families. The emphasis
being placed on building loving relationships between
all parties involved.
In the ideal poly relationship all involved can sit
down at a Thanksgiving dinner together and it be a very
enjoyable enjoyable occasion.
If you are interested in becoming a member of WNC-Poly
group chat or meetings please visit our Who
We Are page for more details.
If you are interested in finding our more about Polyamorous
relationships then please visit our Polyamory
Resource page which lists books, websites and other
sources of information.
WNC-Poly.org is based in Asheville and Western North