It is not gender-specific. Anyone can have multiple partners of any gender. Polyamorous relationships require consent, open-mindedness, immense trust, communication skills, clear boundaries, and mutual respect, without feelings of jealously, to work in the long run.
What is it like to be in a polyamorous relationship?
Unlike an open relationship, where partners may have an agreement to have sex with people outside the relationship but remain committed to loving only each other, polyamorous people are often committed to loving multiple partners.
Can Poly relationships get married?
Some poly people choose not to marry because they feel marriage comes with an assumption of monogamy. Others cant marry, either because its not legal to marry more than one partner at the same time, or because their partner is the same sex they are. Most people in unmarried relationships want to be monogamous.
Is polyamory a mental disorder?
Polyamory is neither a mental illness nor a personality disorder. A study was conducted with around 1093 polyamorous individuals measuring the various criteria like need fulfillment, relationship satisfaction, and commitment for two ongoing romantic relationships.