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Polyamorous Parenting

Polyamory is a relationship style in which adults have multiple, openly conducted romantic relationships simultaneously. Some polyamorous relationships include families with children, and others are composed of all adults. Polyamory differs from cheating in that all members are (ideally) aware of and consenting to the multiple relationships. Because some polyamorists remain unmarried and women in polyamorous relationships are also allowed to have multiple partners, it differs significantly from polygamy (which is usually practiced as polygyny where one man has multiple wives). With its emphasis on long-term relationships, polyamory is generally more emotionally intimate than swinging, which usually focuses on sexual variety with multiple partners but retains emotional exclusivity with one primary partner. Polyaffectivity is a type of chosen kinship popular in polyamorous families in which ...

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