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Old 04-12-2009, 12:38 AM
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Nonono, it'd be a tetrahedron - they're pretty!

I'm sort of ahead of you on that one, it's just that I've only just got my head/heart around the idea of more-than-two-of-us - and four is a lot to fit in a bed (I'm 6'3", so lots of elbow/knee). No, to be honest it all started pretty selfish, and just about what I want .
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:53 AM
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You'll have to talk with Bob at the Wiggly Parrot Bed Company. They do costom work.


Gads! It's no longer April first. Forget about Bob! I made him up.
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:04 AM
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Bob can be our 4thsome - I like the idea of sleeping in a big pile of loves. Warm winters...
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:08 AM
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Three Dog Night --

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An official commentary included in the CD set Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1965-1975 states that vocalist Danny Hutton’s then-girlfriend June Fairchild thought of the name when she read a magazine article about indigenous Australians, in which it was explained that on cold nights they would customarily sleep in a hole in the ground while embracing a dingo, a native species of wild dog. On colder nights they would sleep with two dogs, and if a night was especially cold, it was a "Three Dog Night".[1]

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Old 04-12-2009, 01:13 AM
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I always wondered. I think we stole this topic, though - maybe we should hand it back and walk away slowly.
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I always wondered. I think we stole this topic, though - maybe we should hand it back and walk away slowly.
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See, I much prefer sleeping by myself. As I have to be attached to a machine for sleep (as does my wife), it's also more practical to have separate beds. And I get way to damn warm with other bodies against me as I sleep, then I wake up and can't get back to sleep.
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:17 AM
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I like bodies in the bed - just can't go to sleep face to face with someone (it's a breath thing).
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:10 PM
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NOw that you mention it, I suspect there are some folk who identify as poly who are uncomfortable with queer folk. I say that thinking about the Alt Lifestyles forum on OKC, where many of the people who report being poly are actually swingers--and I remember some of them expressing distaste for queer folk.

So I suspect many of those being reported as poly and uncomfortable are actually swingers and uncomfortable. It appears from here that some swingers are trying to ride their wagons in the poly wagon train to gain some measure of respectability (odd notion, that). Or they simply equate all nonmonogamy and are incapable of understanding the distinctions.
From what I can tell, the swinger scene is less open to gay men than polyamory is. I am not sure why except that maybe most porn is herteosexual guy fantasy material.
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:36 PM
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where many of the people who report being poly are actually swingers
So I suspect many of those being reported as poly and uncomfortable are actually swingers and uncomfortable. It appears from here that some swingers are trying to ride their wagons in the poly wagon train to gain some measure of respectability (odd notion, that). Or they simply equate all nonmonogamy and are incapable of understanding the distinctions.
I get that you have a very limited understanding of so-called swingers. In my 30 years experience on this subject I can attest to the fact that many so-called and, self identified swingers actually would just as well fit the definition of poly. I know many who start out swinging and then form multiple loving relationships. I know swingers where 3 or more live together in a true poly household. I know others who start out poly and then bring those relationships to the swinging community.

In my experience and opinion the line between swingers and poly is very blurred is there is a line at all. I don't think there ever has been one. Many swingers were poly long befor the term was coined. I think like poly it's self it's just degrees.
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