Polyamory literally means "many loves." It is the concept of having, or being open to having, multiple honest loving intimate relationships with the full knowledge and consent of everyone involved. Polyamory is responsible and ethical non-monogamy practicing open communication, honesty and respect.
Poly is NOT engaging in relationships (sexual or otherwise) without the knowledge and consent of one's partner(s). Poly does not promote or excuse cheating or other unethical behavior. Poly is NOT swinging - Polyamory is relationship focused, whereas swinging is more sexually focused.
~~ What We Are ~~
This is a group for Polyamorous, Poly-friendly or Poly-curious people in and around the Wilmington, NC area interested in alternate forms of commitment and relationship structures.
This group welcomes everyone regardless of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, economic factor, body ability or experience level.
This is a safe space to share experiences, grow from mistakes, and engage in respectful discussions free from judgement. We are here to support and encourage each other, as well as respect boundaries and practice integrity and mindfulness.
This is a place to promote education about polyamory, ethical non-monogamy and open relationships, meet open-minded individuals to build community and provide support in and around the area. We strive to create a supportive and safe atmosphere to explore and share. As not everyone may be publicly "out" with their lifestyle, we ask that everyone is respectful of others' confidentiality and privacy.
While the group is family friendly, not all discussions or venues may be suitable for a younger crowd. Please use your discretion.
~~ What We Are NOT ~~
While this is a sex-positive community, this is not a swingers group.
This is not a matchmaking group - there are plenty of websites (like OKCupid) already in existence for that purpose. If romantic connections develop as a NATURAL progression of friendships made at events, that's fantastic, but please don't join with an ulterior motive or the assumption that this is a dating club. Unwanted advances will result in one's removal from the group.
This is not a place for hook-ups or solicitations. Inappropriate behavior, including online or in-person propositioning or harassment of any sort will result in the offender being banned from the group and from events.
Content is visible by membership only. Please answer the questions fully and completely, as any membership requests with missing or single word/phrase answers will NOT be accepted.
For the comfort of other members, please do not private message anyone that you have not met in person and gained permission from, other than group organizers or leaders. Random messages, particularly ones soliciting hook ups, are grounds for removal from the group. If anyone receives an unwelcome message from another member, please let an organizer know so we may take care of it.
DISCLAIMER 1: By joining you agree that you are not a member of the media, press, or government looking to gain access to our group without the permission of our leadership and/or members for any story, interview, undercover investigations, or other negative implications towards this group, its members or leadership.
DISCLAIMER 2: Meetups are informal groups of adults who are responsible for their own safety and well-being at all events and when communicating with members outside of our events. All members joining our group acknowledge that this group and its volunteer organizers and event hosts are NOT responsible for the behavior - past, present or future - of any members outside of our events. When making new acquaintances at our meetups, please take all precautions that you would if meeting a complete stranger at your favorite cafe, bar, or so forth. While we will take action against members who break our rules while at our meetups or within the group page, we cannot be expected to watch over the behavior of members outside of our actual events. Thank you for your understanding.