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Fuzzy Love 
23rd-Jul-2008 12:33 am
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Monogamy is the relationship version of bivalent logic. Two people are either partners or not partners. Each person has either one partner or no partner. There is a point at which two people become partners or cease to be partners.

Polyamory is the relationship version of fuzzy (vague) logic. Every pair of people are partners to some degree. Most people are 0% partners. Primaries are 100% partners. But some people may be kinda partners, somewhat partners, or mostly partners, perhaps to degree 25%, 50%, and 75%. The degree of partnership may change over time, moving between fuzzy levels.
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23rd-Jul-2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
Ahh, percentages are too simple. And relationships aren't symmetrical. You need to work on your metric.
23rd-Jul-2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
The connections can be multi-dimensional and directed.
26th-Jul-2008 08:36 am (UTC)
I'm glad someone else thinks/has thought this way. Years ago when I was still not rugburned by poly I had percentage relationships. I wish to regain that bouncy optimism. Hmmmm... Hope you're well, Trevor! BB, alison
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