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What does Polyaffectionate mean?

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So I was doing a couple surveys and saw the word, 'Polyaffectionate' come up, after seeing 'Polyamourous' - obviously I wouldn't be Polyamourous because I don't want a romantic relationship, I don't mind having multiple qpp/other partnerships/friends with benefits however. I am not sure whether Polyaffectionate means you are okay with sensual stuff with multiple people or not, can someone explain it to me?

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On 10/6/2019 at 11:45 PM, TripleA said:

So I was doing a couple surveys and saw the word, 'Polyaffectionate' come up, after seeing 'Polyamourous' - obviously I wouldn't be Polyamourous because I don't want a romantic relationship,

It's very much a recent  thing to define "polyamourous" as being specific to "romantic relationships".
The person who coined the term is on record as saying they intended "amorous" to have it's regular meaning of "sexual".

With this FAQ, from 1997 not mentioning romance at all. (If it's anywhere it would be as a subset of "emotional".)

 

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