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Five myths about polyamory -- and why they persist

Polyamory literally means "many loves" and is generally defined as the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. This seems like a pretty easy definition to understand -- with added room for interpretation. But as we explored in this week's Westword cover story, "Big, Big Love," polyamory is a frequently misunderstood relationship style which often leads to strange, eyebrow-raising and completely false ideas about what it is -- and what it isn't.

Here's a list of five pervasive myths about polyamory -- and why they persist. No prairie dresses were harmed during the making of this list.

See also: - For polyamorous families, three hearts are better than two - Kasi Alexander on BDSM, polyamory, and her book - Becoming sage explores BDSM, polyamory and realistic relationship dynamics

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Jenn Wohletz
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