Mfm triad relationships dating
You might want to live with multiple partners, or have babies with certain partners but not others.
You might have clearance for flirting, for surfing hookup apps, for doing sex work, for exchanging nude pictures with friends.
Poly people have a word for the opposite of jealousy: compersion.
Compersion basically means feeling happy that your partner is happy.
Sure, being non-monogamous means you’re living your life outside the box, but poly people come in as many shapes and sizes as monogamous people do.
I know poly people who get together for LARPing in the park, poly people who are obsessed with fermenting vegetables, poly people who go to PTA meetings and football games.
You can never assume that dating a poly person means, for example, endless threesomes or trips to the sex dungeon every Friday.
Open relationships work for people of all classes, ages, races, orientations, religions, and more.
Sadly, I have seen this double standard in action, especially in the straight swinging scene (in which couples “swap” partners): Women are encouraged to explore sex with women (while their male partners watch), but men are not encouraged to indulge the same curiosity.
What really happens in a poly relationship is that each individual knows their own desires and boundaries.
Each couple, throuple, or group discusses where those desires and boundaries overlap and which ones require compromise.
You might be comfortable playing together at group parties.