Poly people seem to understand immediately. Other people I just explain that I don't limit where a relationship will naturally grow. Generally people appreciate that. (Though PDX is much different than NYC)

That's been the same term I use, it's the easiest label I could come up with.

I feel ya on this one

Went on a date/hike with a geologist to avoid working on my thesis last weekend...

Lol nope, they mentioned all different poly groups from the few I know. I've heard of them before, but saying 30% of Portland is at least open to ENM would probably be a notable underestimate. Hell probably 30% would admit to being "at least a little bi"!

Portland=poly town, no doubt about it!


This part:

"most of the people I spoke with agree that the City of Roses has a reputation as the most non-monogamy-friendly place in the Pacific Northwest."

It's a reminder of just how lucky I was to have coincidentally been born and raised here, even if it took 25 years to hear the word polyamory for the first time.

This article does seem more happy than most so I like it for that

On this day-ish about a year ago, polyamory.social came into existance.

Boy has my life changed in that amount of time, I went from needing a poly support group so badly that I made my own, to hardly having time for social media at all.

There'll always be ups and downs in life, but as long as you hang on for the ride it'll all be worth the effort.

Happy anniversary to my very extended poly family, you! :IH:

You can do either based on the "visibility" option of each message. You can change each message individually to be just poly people, all connections (called federation), just your followers, or just individuals you have mentioned using an @ symbol

Default is for your toots(tweets) to go out to all of polyamory.social.

My family just grew by one tiny human!

My wife is amazing, my meta is awesome and will be a great dad, and my mom doesn't care about the specifics because she's finally a grandma.

Life is good

They're a burning man group that go to several festivals in the Pacific NW. They do polyamory workshops and education and are generally awesome people 😀

Luckily I learned at a young age that people who mind don't matter, and people who matter don't mind. You're right that it hasn't always been easy, and for a long time I thought I was broken, and I didn't even know polyamory was a word until I was almost 30, but I've always been honest and that's why I'm still friendly with so many ex's.

Knowing others like me exist has been a life changing discovery, you have no idea how much I appreciate you, just for being you.

It WAS an awesome time and it WAS minus a phone 🤣 (get it?) but there were so many great people I'll be going again next year for sure! I didn't even miss any pics because so many people took so many others that I really dont feel like I missed anything.

Went to SHIFT festival over the weekend. Lost a phone, but gained dozens of new friends! Polychrome had a camp there too, so happy to see poly people in the wild! 😍

For me it's an orientation. I'm not monogamous, and that's just how I am, so I don't pretend to be anything else. My first relationship in high school was with a girl who had another boyfriend from her last school and I've just never "got" the whole possessiveness thing. I don't know why people do that. Just like being bi, I don't understand the discounting of half the people on the planet purely based on genetics. If I'm attracted, I'll say something.

I'm basically a dog with responsibilities, so pup pics are welcone to me!

Thank you for this! It's somehow easier to turn to social media in troubled times so it's great to see such positive stories!

Everyone's busy... guess I'll take myself out on a date. After all: that's the most important relationship I have.


It's so wondeful to hear about family acceptance like this. Thank you so much for reminding us it really happens!

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The idea: A social network for Polyamorous people, their partners, and the curious.
The execution: This Mastodon site, as bare bones as it is at the moment, will allow us to communicate and work toward our goal.
The Goal: To build the community we all hoped for, without the limitations of physical or temporal distance.