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Map of Non-Monogamy Re-Revisited

[Edit] There is yet another update to the map here. You can also find my book on non-monogamy here.

Because my brain is totally broken...

I woke up very, very early this morning and couldn't get back to sleep, because it suddenly occurred to me that entire classes of non-monogamy were missing from the last version I did. Plus, I thought of a lot more edge cases. And since the only way I can get this stuff out of my head is to put it on the Interwebs, here it is!

As before, click for a bigger version. A much, much bigger version, that will pulverize your bandwidth the way Chuck Norris pulverizes your pelvis. Or something. I don't know.


Aug. 2nd, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
Alice and Bob appear three times: as closed-group swinging ("We only swing with...") and as polyfi ("We only swing with...and we've been doing it for 15 years!"), and also in polyamory. I've actually known a poly group that evolved from swinging through polyfi to poly that way. Perhaps it's a bit too subtle?
Aug. 2nd, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
I think it is a problem that the first sentence is completely similar. The difference between the two swinging cases is very subtle -- you assume that the first one is a poly relationship, since they've been doing it for so long that by now there must a be deep emotional connection as well.

I understand the difference now, I just think it should be rephrased somehow... How about "We swing only with our best friends Alice and Bob. We've been doing it for 15 years" in the first case?
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Aug. 3rd, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
Howdy! That'd be me, Ted.

Except I'm not played by Elliot Gould. Or at least I don't think I am.

Waiting for Carol, I guess.

Edited at 2010-08-03 01:35 am (UTC)
Aug. 3rd, 2010 11:23 am (UTC)
Watching Alice and Bob?
Aug. 13th, 2010 11:31 am (UTC)
Heh, just noticed this... there's no 'voyeurism' box on the diagram! ;)