If you're going to post in here, please be respectful of people and their choices, no matter what relationship style they have. Anyone on here who adhere to polyamory and/or polygamy and/or non-monogamy and/or relationship anarchy, open relationships and so on, who'd like to share their general experiences and how it works out for you - or maybe how it did not work out for you? What do you gain from being in this arrangement? Do you have a primary partner? What are you fine with your partner(s) doing? Are you all dating each other or is every relation kept separate from one another? CLARIFICATION OF TERMS: Polyamory - having more than one romantic partner (emotional / love relation). May or may not include sexual exclusivity. Polygamy - being married to several people, but sometimes also used to clarify having more than one sexual partner. May or may not include several love relations. Non-monogamy - could mean any of the above, or perhaps even having a primary partner but your relationship is open to whatever you agree on (sex, other romantic relations, whatever). Relationship Anarchy - (sometimes abbreviated RA) is the belief that relationships should not be bound by rules aside from what the people involved mutually agree upon. If a relationship anarchist has multiple intimate partners, it might be considered as a form of polyamory, but distinguishes itself by postulating that there need not be a formal distinction between sexual, romantic, or platonic relationships. MY PERSONAL THOUGHTS: I've been very interested in the concept of non-monogamy for the past 3-4 years, which may mean different things to different people, and I am super curious about other people in a relationship which is not 100 % sexually or emotionally exclusive. Personally, I do not care for casual sex and having multiple sexual partners at the same time. Yet, I am intrigued by the concept of being able to kiss and flirt with more than one person. I like the concept of having the freedom of choice, but that doesn't necessarily mean I'd actually do it, if that makes sense. I used to be super jealous as a teen, but not as an adult and I have dated people where I didn't care if they had casual sex with others while dating me. On the other hand, I have yet to experience being emotionally attracted to more than one person simultaneously (polyamory). This makes me wonder if I am monogamous myself, but not minding dating a polygamous person. I would, however, most likely have a harder time dating someone who is polyamorous as I value emotional exclusivity waaaaay, way, waaaaaaaaay higher than sexual exclusivity, but that might be because I don't really care for sex that much to begin with. I've dated people where I could not imagine sharing them, but the ones I've seen the past 3-4 years I did not care to label as exclusive. One of which I was madly in love with, but it did not for one second bother me if he had sexual relations elsewhere. I remember it struck me as incredibly odd that I didn't mind, and thus began my curiosity about non-monogamy. I also haven't had a labeled relationship in 9 years, btw. So, what are your thoughts, guys and gals?