Accordingly, they include parallel entitlements, obligations, and limitations.
A person with polyamorous relationships may also engage in swinging and other open relationships.
As well, swingers occasionally develop deep emotional attachments with their sexual friends.
Swingers and polyamorous people alike might engage in secret infidelities, though this is no more acceptable than in monogamy.
Kerista was a new religion that was started in New York City in 1956 by John Peltz "Bro Jud" Presmont; throughout much of its history, Kerista was centered on the ideals of polyfidelity and creation of intentional communities.
Although many sources define polyamory as a sexual and/or romantic relationship practice or form, the North american version of the OED declares it a philosophy or state, and some believe that it should be classified an orientation or identity (like sexual orientation or gender identity).
Areas of difference arise regarding the degree of commitment, such as in the practice of casual sexual activities, and whether it represents a viewpoint or a relational status quo (i.e., whether a person without current partners should be considered "polyamorous").
On August 29, 2017, the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood released a manifesto on human sexuality known as the "Nashville Statement".
The statement was signed by 150 evangelical leaders, and includes 14 points of belief.
At the 2014 General Assembly, two UUPA members moved to include the category of "family and relationship structures" in the UUA's nondiscrimination rule, along with other amendments; the package of proposed amendments was ratified by the GA delegates.
Bigamy is the act of marrying one person while already being married to another, and is legally prohibited in most countries in which monogamy is the cultural norm.
Thus, a person may refer to a live-in partner as their primary partner, and a lover whom they only see once a week as their secondary partner, in order to differentiate to the listener who is who.