Talk:Open relationship

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Sorry, I've got to ask. How is this uniquely furry? I think this is wandering a bit far afield from our stated goal of being a furry encyclopedia about furry topics. I would point out that Wikipedia already has a better article on open relationships that would probably be a better target for the links on open relationships. --Duncan da Husky 16:57, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

I vote that this be merged with polyamory. Spaz Kitty 04:48, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Seems reasonable - as mentioned, it's not technically the same thing, but it does tend to lead to it. --GreenReaper(talk) 04:58, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
I strongly disagree. Open relationships are not necessary polyamorous, and indeed the term "open relationship" is often used in contrast. -- Sine 04:59, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
The merged article would include the "not technically the same, vice versa" part - I'm polyamorous, and I'm aware there's a difference. ;) I originally posted the merging after seeing Duncan's request for deletion up there - figured it was a compromise. Spaz Kitty 05:01, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
As "open relationhip" and "polyamory" are not synonyms nor a subset of one another (in either direction) I think it's better to have two articles with cross-references than merge them together. On that note, I'm going to go do the stuff I should have been doing a while ago ;) and call it a night. WikiFur is a wonderfully (in)convenient timesink! -- Sine 05:15, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
Vote against too here. ;) Polyamory suggests actively having more than one partner or mate. An open relationship is normally one mate or partner but not restricting sexual activities to just that one person. --Nidonocu - talk Nidonocu 05:32, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
Not necessarily. As I included in the polyamory article, people who are polyamorous are not necessarily so 24/7. I'm currently in a monogamous relationship, but that doesn't change my polyamorous identity. Spaz Kitty 05:41, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
Maybe this article could do with more information then? My personal definition of an Open Relationship is the one loving mate, multiple sexual partners. While Polyamory for me is defined as several 'mates' who you treat with the same love and bond as a larger percentage of people do with just one. --Nidonocu - talk Nidonocu 05:51, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
Very nice definition there. I was on the fence about the merging in the first place, so I'm going to remove the merge template now. Spaz Kitty 05:52, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
I'll make a few edits to the article to make the difference clearer. :) --Nidonocu - talk Nidonocu 05:57, 11 July 2006 (UTC)