This is genuine curiosity and I mean no offense by it, I’m just trying to learn. Do certain people feel predisposed to polyamory by the time they reach adolescence/adulthood (like most of the sexual identities under the LGBT umbrella) or is it an active choice you just make one day? I’ve seen polyamory flags and people attach it to the full LGBT acronym, so now I’m super curious.
When I was little, maybe, ermmm, 8-10 years old? I had a (entirely non-sexual) fantasy about all of my friends being my family. I wanted to date all of my guy friends, at the same time, and have them also date all of my girl friends. (This was before I really understood that girls could have girlfriends and boys could have boyfriends.) I wanted to call my girl friends my sisters, and have my guy friends call each other their brothers, and we’d all by one giant family of happy, loving people. It wasn’t for a long time that I learned that sort of thing had a name.
I tried mentioning it to a few of my closest friends, but they thought it was weird so I stopped and kept it to myself. I don’t remember hearing about that kind of thing from anyone else, or on TV, or in a book, etc. As far as I know, it came entirely from me. Around that same time, I also remember wanting Rachel to date both Marco and Tobias, so, yeah.