I’ve always felt bewildered by people who have strong opinions on relationships that don't involve them. After all, love and its many dimensions can only be truly understood by the parties involved. One sort of love that always seems to conjure judgement is polyamory—and with those opinions comes an inevitable bucket of misconceptions.
It's easy to misunderstand polyamory, though, as pop culture tends to paint a very specific image of what it looks like: People usually think "orgy" or something along the lines of Sister Wives. If you picture something similar, don’t worry, you’re not the only one—this is an ongoing, complex conversation.
To keep that conversation going, click through the gallery to read some common polyamory misconceptions, and the accompanying truths from myself and others who have lived the polyamorous lifestyle and found deep physical, emotional, and spiritual satisfaction.