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Wesp in 1992, although Pagan priestess Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart uses "polyamorous" two years earlier in her article A Bouquet of Lovers.There is apparently some dispute as to whether the origin of the word rests with the Zells or not although I personally have no opinion on the matter.Without the cookie-cutter definition of what should make a relationship to fall back on Polyamory has to create a culture of consent (Cliff at Pervocracy sums up consent culture awesomely).There have been very few studies conducted on the subject so far but the few that exist show that Polyamory does not have negative effects on children of Poly parents.While Polygamy tends, if only because of the existing precedents, to refer to one man with multiple women or one woman with multiple men (Polyandry, which is found in some communities in Asia) Polyamory is gender neutral.Constellations may have one men with multiple women, but there isn't a default restriction on those women from dating other men, other women, or each other, or a restriction on the man dating another man as there is in Polygyny.In theory Polyamory is more about recognizing that there isn't a specific model for relationships rather than simply expanding the number of possible models.Each couple, triad, quad, grouple, constellation, moresome (welcome to a movement that is still developing a shared language), or relationship configuration (my attempt at a technical term for academic purposes) has the ability to define for itself with input from all members how that relationship should work.

If your partner knows what you're up to and gives you the go-ahead that is their decision on what is considered to be cheating and what is not.

It makes up the root of the first word in the name of my blog. The word breaks down to "many loves" with "poly" coming from ancient Greek and "amor" coming from Latin.

The first instance of the word that I'm familiar with comes from a Usenet group created by Jennifer L.

What is and isn't allowed inside and outside of the relationship, what is and isn't considered cheating, who wants to know what about other members of the relationship configuration or outside lovers, all of these things get to be discussed openly and with full understanding by everyone involved. There's a lot of stigma surrounding it, there are still very real legal ramifications to having multiple partners if you're out (bigamy and cohabitation laws are selectively enforced but still on the books whenever the state wants them), we're still young enough as a movement that we haven't done much organizing, and other civil rights movements frequently toss us under the bus (although, to be fair, scientists have yet to discover a group of people the Human Rights Campaign wouldn't scapegoat to keep their agenda on track).

It's only recently that we've started getting exposure as a movement in popular media.

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