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FetLife BDSM Glossary Term: Polyfidelity

Group of people committed to each other, not having sexual or romantic ties outside of the commitment group, sometimes also called a family, group marriage, multiple marriage, or polygamy.

Kinkly Glossary Term: Polyfidelity

Kinkly Entry

A polyfidelity relationship means, in simple terms, that it is not a monogamous relationship, but that those within the group are faithful to each other. Poly is latin for many, and fidelity means faithful. So, it is a relationship of many people. All of those within this kind of relationship enter into it with consent.

Loving More Glossary Term: Polyfidelity

Polyfidelity noun

A group in which all partners are primary to all other partners and sexual fidelity is to the group; shared intent of a lifelong run together. More primary partners can be added with everyone’s consent. The term was coined by the Kerista Commune.

More Than Two Glossary Term: Polyfidelity

(Literally, poly many + fidelitas faithfulness)

A romantic or sexual relationship which involves more than two people, but which does not permit the members of that relationship to seek additional partners outside the relationship, at least without the approval and consent of all the existing members. Some polyfidelitous relationships may have a mechanism which permits adding new members to the relationship with mutual agreement and consent of the existing members; others may not permit any new members under any circumstances.

Etymology: The term polyfidelity was coined by the Kerista Commune.

Wikipedia Term: Polyfidelity

Wikipedia Entry

Polyfidelity is an intimate relationship structure where all members are considered equal partners and agree to restrict sexual activity to only other members of the group.

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