Polyamorous (Polyam) is the state of having multiple sexually or romantically committed relationships at the same time. Always with the consent of all partners involved. In a polyamorous relationship, each partner is aware of the other ones. They may even have friendships or relationships with each other. There are different types of polyamorous relationships such as solo polyamory, which is not having a primary relationship, but dating other people. There’s also hierarchical and non-hierarchical polyamory.
Example Use: “We’re in a polyamorous relationship, so we have multiple sexual relationships and it works for us. Everyone involved has to consent.”« Back to Glossary Index