We are poly, polyamorous, polyfidelitous, open, freethinkers, swingers, married, parents, childless, monogamish, single, looking.
We are straight, gay, homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, asexual, men, women, cis-gendered, transgendered, queer.
We are spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, group-marriages, closed marriages, primaries, secondaries, paramours, metamours, friends with benefits, fuck-buddies, unicorns, long-distance, long-term, short term, just friends, lifelong partners, domestic arrangements, “friends”, “room mates”, partners, diads, triads, vees, quads.
And for all the community loves to argue over every single one of these labels, the most important label -the one that really matters- is the one that most frequently gets forgotten.
PS – this is inspired by the Poly in Pictures comic I linked below, at least a little bit, and also I’ve had all these words bouncing around in my head for days and they needed to get out. If I missed a label that you are particularly fond of (or not!) please feel free to mention it in the comments!