[Emotional libertarianism] does have some merits: it champions individual autonomy, motivates people to work through their own trauma independently, and discourages people from becoming overly reliant on their partners for emotional reassurance. However, as with anything, this can be toxic when taken to an extreme and used as a tool for abuse.
Polyamory, polygamy, and ethical non-monogamy are conflated with each other all the time. This problem comes up quite often on my page and the Internet in general, so this post provides a full clarification as to what each term means, and why they are so often confused.
As a polyamorous person operating in a mostly monogamous dating pool, it can be extremely frustrating to have to explain your situation over and over again, only to be met with rejection most of the time. However, an even worse scenario would be leading someone on into thinking you're someone you're not, only to be rejected with far less understanding (and probably far more anger). Do yourself a favour, and disclose your polyamory in your profiles. It's the right and efficient thing to do.
Compersion is best defined as sympathetic joy. [It] is a fundamentally unselfish feeling, because it is a wholehearted celebration of someone else's sense of fulfilment in life.
When people ask "What's your love language?", the answer should really come in two parts: how you tend to express your love, and how you like to receive it. What would your answer be?
I am polyamorous, and I am also a slut - and I don't think those two things are mutually exclusive.
A significant number of polyamorous and ethically non-monogamous people try to claim that polyamory is an "enlightened" or "evolved" form of doing relationships, but the truth is that there are crappy people in any relationship dynamic.
Unicorn hunting ensures that the safety and security of The Couple™ is paramount, while shifting all the risk onto the poor unicorn.
Giving up on monogamy was the best choice I ever made.
Here is a list of resources that I have found helpful on my own ENM journey since I began it in 2016. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but I hope that you find them useful.