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Wed Oct 19 19:38:31 UTC 2005

POLYAMORY--518,000 Google hits.
"Polyamory" is not in the OED. It's in today's New York Post.
October 19, 2005 -- TODAY'S a  special day for John and Nan Wise - it's the
31st anniversary of their first  date. As with most special events, John, a
bankruptcy attorney, and Nan, a  psychotherapist, will share the occasion with
their extended family: her  boyfriend, Julio, and his girlfriend, Amy.
The Wises, who've been married for 24 years, are "polyamorists" - people who
reject monogamy in favor of maintaining relationships with more than one
person  at a time.
POLY: A person who practices polyamory.
TRIAD: A relationship between three people.
TRIANGLE: A triad where each person is involved with the other two.
VEE: A triad that revolves around a single person who's involved with two
others--i.e., the "hinge."
PRIMARY: A polyamorist's central relationship--sometimes a spouse. Others are
COMPERSION: Getting pleasure from someone's relationship with another person;
 the opposite of jealousy.

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