Polyamory, noun: the practice of, or desire for, intimate relationships with more than one other person, with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.
From the Greek poly (many) and Latin amor (love).
One of the common responses many poly people receive when disclosing their relationship style is ‘Oh, I’ve never met anyone like that before!’ Chances are that you have. It is a growing movement, with a strong community in Australia. However, many poly people deliberately refrain from mentioning their relationships, often for fear of negative reactions. And this fear has, sadly, too often been justified, with many people being socially ostracised or belittled for their relationship choices.