“My polyamorous friend got me in a mess of trouble again” - Breaking Benjamin “Polyamorous”
This is not to be confused with swinging or multiple relationships, where you are sleeping with the other people or they are friends with bennies, whom you love. That is called non-monogamy, and to say it is polyamory is a lie.
"No, we're polyamorous. You can only cheat on rules that exist. We don't have an agreement to be exclusive. But an example of me cheating would be to not tell Rick that I'm in love, because the rule of honesty is right up there with the rule that the primary relationship comes first"
"I could never do that. I'm too jealous"
"Are you sleeping with both these guys?"
"Now that I'm in love with both of them, yes. But you don't have to be having sex to be polyamorous, because what it means is that you are mutually in love with more than one person at a time. Most people do sleep with those they love, but sex is not what makes you poly"
A polyamorous's lifestyle and a highschooler's lifestyle hold uncanny parallels. In both lifestyles individuals have multiple relationships going on at one time, both sexaul and romantic. And everyone involved is relatively ok with.
Johnny- "I don't know? Your girlfriend? Jane, right?"
Billy - "Nope."
Johnny- "Oh mannn, you're cheating on her?"
Johnny- "Then who?"
Billy- "My other girlfriend, Diane. And I think I'm gunna get some tonight from my other girlfriend Dorene!"
Johnny- "How do you have so many girlfriends??!?! Don't they care that you're cheating?"
Billy- "Haha, I'm not cheating! It's called polyamorous! They all have other boyfriends too."
Johnny- "Wow, when I grow up, I want to be a polyamorous"