It doesn’t sound like what you have been exposed to is about actual polyamory. Being married to multiple women is polygamy, something that is rather different than polyamory. Polyamory is having different intimate connections with more than one person, and most of those have a sexual component, but not all of them do. Each of these relationships has it’s own parameters and is co-created by the participants, rather than just being a multi-variation of the patriarchal institution of marriage. Most polyamorous people don’t live with all of their partners and solo poly people don’t live with any of their partners.

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