To be polyamorous means to have open intimate or romantic relationships with more than one person at a time. Unlike open relationships, polyamory is characterized by emotional as well as sexual or romantic intimacy between partners.
Does polyamorous mean?
Polyamorous people have multiple loving, intentional, and intimate relationships at the same time. Polyamory specifically refers to people who have multiple romantic relationships at the same time. It does not mean any type of open relationship that may include more casual sexual partners.
What is a Polycule relationship?
A polycule is a group of people who are connected through romantic relationships. Members of a polycule are not necessarily all in a relationship with each other, but they may be. Members of the same polycule who are not in relationship with each other are called metamours.