Knowing this we do our best to remove scammers, men posing as women and fake mistress, but we cannot stop them all. Most importantly make sure that when you are dealing with a mistress requesting tributes that you verify that she is legitimate.Make sure she has a website, a phone number, and see her on webcam. Not wanting to be exclusive, to me, means that there are likely no boundaries, no agreements and no explanations to another or other parties regarding things such as who is doing what with whom and at what times these activities may be taking place. My relationship is not exclusive, but it's still a *relationship*.
We would have to live together and be exlcusive to each other. Exclusivity involves not being open to additional partners, and that's not what's happening in my relationship.
Accountability is not the same thing as exclusivity. My partner has an additional romantic partner, I have the potential to have one.
I know other people in polyamorous situations who *also* have few restrictions on their sexual involvements, but that's certainly not the case for everyone (and even then, there are usually agreements in place in regards to safer sex and the like). My relationship is not exclusive, but it's still a *relationship*.
I know other people in polyamorous situations who *also* have few restrictions on their sexual involvements, but that's certainly not the case for everyone (and even then, there are usually agreements in place in regards to safer sex and the like).
This doesn't mean we're exclusive, it means that what works for us doesn't involve adding partners here and there without everyone being aware of what's going on.
In my experience, that's a pretty normal way to do poly relationships.
And I believe you've supported what I stated earlier (ie: that poly-relationships generally do require accountability/boundaries and agreements.
Which separates non-exclusivity from exclusivity because you and your current partner): This indicates to me ~ that there is an exclusivity agreement until it's discussed and you both agree to whatever you agree to. Accountability to another is what I was and still am talking about.
I'm not certain where you get the impression I was of the opinion non-exclusivity isn't a "relationship." Because it's been quite well established that I think FWBs even constitutes a "relationship." Maybe you misread what I was answering to cautiousluv or I'm mis-reading you because no where did I indicate it's not a "relationship." (And I personally don't know ANY poly-household/relationship in which there are NOT restrictions/rules/accountability factors/etc., etc.
So what you and I experience in that regard appear to be polar opposites.
I personally believe poly-relationships are exclusive in and of their own selves, regardless of the number of household/relationship members (ie: two men one woman, one man four women or whatever.) Without that "exclusivity" (not to be confused with monogamy) I would agree ~ it's what I'd call a sexually open relationship. If someone wants to call their own self "The Tooth Fairy", that's what they should do.