Yes we believe that cultural script thing is why there is such confusion more generally.
But outside of that ( with individuals who will be more acquainted with lifestyles or sexualities that don’t follow that script) i believe the confusion arises from the “poly” variations you described- without having a clear meaning. Therefore I’ve seen it utilized to spell it out those who have multiple severe committed relationships that are ongoing well as those that have one committed partner but in addition have sexual intercourse with other people away from any relationship. Before publishing right right right right here, I was thinking poly implied that one other lovers needed to understand each other and have now some kind of relationship you could all hang out together) but since then other posters have explained that this does not have to be true- a poly person can simply have multiple partners who do not interact with one another between themselves(not necessarily sexual, but. In my experience, this is simply not the thing I’d think about once I hear “poly” but instead simply numerous split duos. BDF had a beneficial post months straight back that clarified a whole lot for me personally at that time, nevertheless now all i am kept with is the fact that poly occurs when some body has numerous partners in whatever relationship works well with them and recognize on their own as poly, and I also’m thrilled to opt for that meaning especially as it refuses a “script” as you state. Continue reading