But what exactly does this mean?
What Is a Polyamorist?
Being a polyamorist means that a person has an intimate relationship with multiple persons. This doesn’t necessarily mean that a person is a polyamorist if they just sleep around or have multiple sexual partners. Polyamory involves having sexual and romantic relationships with multiple people.
While the idea of polyamory can still remain taboo in modern society, more and more people are surprisingly open to it, or are actively practicing polyamory. People in these type of relationships also report the same satisfaction, love, and attachment from monogamous relationships3.
Polyamorous relationships can be healthy, contrary to what some people might believe4. Polyamorists can also feel secure in their relationships, just like monogamists. However, it is important to know that these types of relationships are not for everyone.
Some people might just be cut out to be a monogamist, and should they try out polyamory, they might find that it’s not for them. Inversely, some polyamorists might have started out as a monogamist, but eventually realized that being in a monogamous relationship is not ideal.
At the end of the day, the important thing to remember is that each and every one of us is different. This is especially true when it comes to our personal relationships. Some people might feel that they are more suited to a monogamist lifestyle, while others might be more inclined to explore polyamory.