When people think of the word "cheating", they instantly assume that a person is having sex with someone that is not their partner. In fact, many people assume that polyamory is just a nice name for cheating. This couldn't be…
Hi! I’m guest blogger Phi! This was originally posted in December 2016 on my blog: ohthatphi.wordpress.com
I’m excited for the opportunity to guest-post here on polyfor.us from the mono/poly perspective.
Usually when I tell people that my relationship is unconventional, they have one of two reactions: curiosity or concern. Nobody has really shunned me for it. Some people have surprised me and shared that I’m not the first person they’ve met who’s been involved in a poly-type relationship.
By and large, the most frequent question I get asked when I explain that my partner has multiple partners is, “But don’t you get jealous?”
The way they’re asking the question, you might think they’re talking to someone who smokes two packs a day and asking, “But won’t you get cancer?” OHMYGOD, NOT JEALOUSY! But jealousy isn’t a fatal emotion. I mean, I suppose it can be if you let it unhinge you, but I don’t let a whole lot unhinge me in that fashion.
When you first tell someone that you're polyamorous, there's one question that almost everyone will be asked: "But don't you get jealous?" The answer to that, for many experienced poly people, is a look of confusion followed by "Of course!" Polyamorous…