What is Polyamory?Feb 20th, 2010 | By Zoe | Category: About Us, FAQ
“Polyamory” is one of several words for describing multi-partner intimate relationships.
The community that identifies with this term has certain core values, including gender equality, self-determination, free choice for all involved, mutual trust, and equal respect among partners.
When speaking technically, we use Wikipedia’s definition of the word “polyamory”. We believe it’s the most discussed, the most carefully considered, and thus the most legitimate definition:
“Polyamory is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.”
Polyamory is not Poly…gamy
“Polyamorous values are described in wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Values_within_polyamory“.) and in the polygamy section to quote from wikipedia “”Polygamy” is more often used to refer to codified forms of multiple marriage (especially those with a traditional/religious basis), while “modern polyamory” or “egalitarian polyamory” implies a relationship defined by negotiation between its members, rather than by cultural norms. Egalitarian polyamory is culturally rooted in such concepts as choice and individuality, rather than in religious traditions.”
However diverse self-identified “polyamorists” or “polygamists” may be, neither includes the other. Canadian law currently does not make such a distinction.
The CPAA aims to give polyamorists their deserved voice in this debate.