“I have duped my boyfriend into polyamory because I’m too afraid to break up with him but still want someone else’s dick”
by ObtuseGoose June 9, 2022
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"Did you hear Jacob and Amy are into polyamory?"

"So they're cheating on each other."

"Not they're not! Unlike cheating, they are both aware of their partner's sexual activities. They also set up rules to avoid jealousy and heart break."

"That's just cheating with extra steps."
by jellyjones January 24, 2020
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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.
Polyamory differs from adultery because all the partners know about each others' lovers, so there is not secrecy or betrayal.
by John Ullman May 17, 2004
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'Polyamorists' define "Polyamory" 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.

In reality, polyamory is more often used as nothing more than A way of attempting to make 'open' relationships appear more mature by selfish individuals who use the idea of polyamory as a means to have multiple sexual partners while keeping the relationships themselves in an overly complicated and childish attrition.

"Polyamorists" often doge questions or conversation about which of their lovers they prefer more as they do not like people to know they do have just as much jealousy and preference in lovers as any monogamous person and are simply using polyamory as a doge to mask their own profound emotional baggage. This is another purpose using the term 'polyamory' serves for people to manipulate others and ultimately make everyone involved far more unhappy.

Weather everyone involved knows or does not know the identity of other lovers involved in a multiple relationship seems to be an entirely moot point when the majority of so-called 'polyamorists' turn out to be nothing more than manipulative, selfish people who are using the idea as a battering ram in relationships.
Why can't Allisa just drop the polyamory act and own up to the fact that she wants to screw all kinds of people while keeping them at a distance?
by The Stain Doctor May 28, 2011
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When three people love each other very much a weird fusion of a human, plane and a car appears
Einstein:it’s a result of a polyamory relationship
by Iamr3d September 18, 2018
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Where someone can love multiple people at once. It doesn’t mean that they’re bad at commitment, are cheaters, or just like sleeping around. All of those are different then polyamory. Just because somebody is polyamorous doesn’t mean they’re a cheater, and usually their partners are ok with them dating multiple people. It’s just as valid as any other identity.
A “Hey I saw you kiss Natalie, are you cheating?”
B “No, I am polyamorous
A “Doesn’t that mean that you’re a cheater?”
B “No, polyamory is different then that. Betty is fine with me being with other girls”
A “Oh, sorry for the misunderstanding”
by Îhēbæ October 6, 2019
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The process of dating more than one person, with each person's knowledge and consent. Often there are extended conversations about boundaries between each couple, triple, quartet or so on. Oh yes, in polyamory not everyone needs to date everyone. So Tom could be dating Jerry, Samantha and George, George could be dating Jerry, Connor and Tom, but not Samantha, Samantha could be dating Tom and Betty but not Jerry, George or Connor and so on and so forth. Also, monogamous people can be in relationships with polyamorus people, so for example Connor might only date George, and not desire to date anyone else, while still being okay with George dating others.
Connor: Oh yeah George is polyamorus.
Dumbass: Polyamory is just cheating with more steps!
Connor: Cheating requires a lack of consent. I like George dating others. It makes him happiest and it's cute to hear about the dates, gives good ideas for ours.
Dumbass: You can't be happy or fufilled in polyamory!!!!
by nonsamtom April 25, 2022
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