A relationship style in which a person shares sex and/or romantic love with one other person. Most commonly, monogamy is practiced by couples that are exclusively sharing sex and romantic love with each other. There are relationships in which one partner practices monogamy, while their partner practices some form of non-monogamy.
A nesting partner is one that you share living space with. This may or may not include: owning property, sharing finances, or raising children. It is possible to have multiple nesting partners, and multiple nests (homes).
New Relationship Energy
New relationship energy (NRE), is a euphoric emotional state associated with the early phase of a romantic relationship.
A relationship style in which having romantic or sexual connections with more than one other person is possible.
Novogamy is term coined by Dr. Jorge Ferrer in his book, Love & Freedom: Transcending Monogamy and Polyamory. Ferrer frames mono/poly as a relationship style binary, similar to the traditional male/female gender binary. Ferrer then describes moving beyond the mono/poly binary as a novel and plural relational field called novogamy. Novogamy is similar to relationship anarchy.
Any relationship structure that is not monogamous. This can include polyamory, relationship anarchy, swinging, or any romantic or sexual connection that allows for other romantic or sexual connections.
Robin and Charlie are married to each other and have an open relationship. Robin occasionally has sex with Ryley. Charlie has a long-term romantic relationship with Jaylin.
A relationship style in which the relationships with multiple partners stay very separate. Metamours don’t frequently interact. It is, perhaps, the opposite of kitchen table polyamory.
Polya is a proposed replacement for poly, as a shortened version of polyamorous.
Polyam is a proposed replacement for poly, as a shortened version of polyamorous.
Polyamorist (noun) – A person who practices polyamory.
Dennis is married to Dawn. Dennis and Dawn are both romantically involved with Chris. Dennis, Dawn, and Chris are all polyamorists.