The prefix “poly” means many, and polysexual individuals are attracted to people of multiple genders. People who identify as polysexual often use that word because it suggests a greater variety of sexual orientations than traditional gender binaries of male and female, or hetero- and homosexual.
Is it normal to be poly?
Polyamory — as a healthy, socially acceptable alternative to monogamy — is increasingly prevalent. People who identify as polyamorous agree that despite the hardest parts about being polyamorous, its still ideal if youre naturally inclined toward the lifestyle.
How do I know if my partner is polyamorous?
If youve had crushes on multiple people since you were young and have trouble choosing between them (think Devi in Never Have I Ever), you might be polyamorous. Many polyamorous people feel they have an infinite amount of love to give others, so its normal to feel like you can love mutiple people at once.
Are poly relationships unhealthy?
When things go wrong, however, polyamory can be absolutely terrible. Multiplying the number of people involved in romantic relationship can magnify the intensity of their interactions and emotions, which is great when everyone is feeling warm and fuzzy.
Is my poly relationship healthy?
There is no evidence that monogamy is better in terms of relationship longevity, happiness, health, sexual satisfaction, or emotional intimacy. There is also no evidence that polyamory is better. So you may as well go with what feels best to you—and your partner(s).