Myths About Polyamory

Myths associated with polyamorous relationships


A myth can be defined as an exaggerated way of expressing an idea or conception that may not necessarily be true. From the ancient times, the myths have existed in the form of stories. Many revolved around mysterious creatures and happenings. However, these are the only known stories by many since they were the only appropriate stories by then. However, other myths exist. Myths exist about marriages and relationships too. Some are true some are not. It is good to note that human beings coin myths as a result of their experiences and observations from the environment. Polyamorous relationships have myths too.

Myths associated with polyamorous relationships

Love is limitless: polyamorous individuals believe that their love depot is inexhaustible. This is what makes these people have a desire to love more and more. In the real sense, such may not be the case. Consider a country that has millions of people. It is illogical to argue that an individual can manage to be intimate to all of them. Love requires commitment that will involve resources and time a person cannot manage to use all his or her time with all these individuals. Those new to Polyamory

Poly people are free from jealousy: human nature is full of jealousy and people in polyamorous relationships are not immune to it either. No individuals can see their partners in an intimate compromising position and go to cheer them. Polyamorous individuals just try to cope with the situation but not free from jealousy.

The participants are more honest: honesty is the pillar stone to any relationship. It’s honesty that leads to trust among individuals. Therefore, poly people just practice what the society and norms require. There is no way an individual can argue to be more honest for practicing multiple intimate relationships. However, polyamorous relationships require honesty as one of its building blocks.

It’s a cure for cheating: there are numerous reasons why people cheat. Some cheat to revenge on their partners while others are just lustful. Therefore, it’s somehow wrong to say that polyamorous relationships are a cure to cheating.


Polyamorous relationships are characterized by several more myths which all try to prove the relationships right or wrong. Of importance is for the people practicing it to live by their set principles.


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