Polyamory “from the root words Poly meaning many and Amour meaning love hence "many loves”." In other words people who love more than one person at a time but not only love but claim to be in love with all these people. And I feel like loving someone and being in love are two different things. Polyamory is said to be the “non-possessive, honest, responsible and ethical philosophy and practice of loving multiple people simultaneously.” (Polyamory Society) Not to be mistaken with swinging or what is “also known as wife swapping or partner swapping. It is also a non-monogamous behavior, in which partners in a committed relationship engage in sexual activities with others as a recreational or social activity.” People who participate in the lifestyle of polyamory live by a lot of rules. The rules vary but some are about whom will be allowed within the relationship, how people will conduct themselves within those relationships, and who will or won’t use protection with what partners. It is said that if you’re a cheater this lifestyle isn’t for you but I believe it’s just the opposite. Please do not get me wrong, I am not trying to knock anyone for their lifestyle but this seems more pleasure oriented than an emotional attachment. It’s supposed to leave room for you to explore different loves and not to close yourself off from loving or being loved in return. But I also think it does just that. It doesn’t give you the ability to fully love someone. As I stated earlier loving someone and being in love are two totally different things. I believe just like you can’t you can’t be “in” two places at once, you can’t be “in” love with more than one person at a time either. It’s hard to be happy and angry at the same time, same principle with being in love. It’s an emotional state that requires your full emotional attention. Sure you can love more than one person but again that’s not the same thing as being in love. I believe that what a lot of these people are...
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