Consensual Non-Monogamy, Polyamory + Open Relationships: What’s The Difference?

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Risks And Considerations For Non-Monogamy

Polyamory concept. Two blue male gender symbols, one red female gender symbol and hearts.

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Depending on the type of non-monogamy you choose to engage in, there are some considerations to keep in mind. The primary one is sexual health. Using protection and regularly getting tested is important for:

  • Open relationships because the primary partners engage in sexual encounters with limitless and rotating outside partners
  • Polyamory because a polyamorous person might be involved with several people who are also sexually involved with several other people.

Because in polyfidelity relationships, there is a core, closed group of individuals who only have sex with those within the group, the risk of STDs is not as much of a concern as it is for polyamorous individuals and those in open relationships. However, if a group practicing poly-fidelity wants to invite someone new into the relationship, having them get tested first is a good idea.

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