Polyamory relationships are relationships where a person has several romantic and sexual partners.
Polyamorous relationships differ from promiscuity in that all the lovers know about the existence of other partners. Additionally, in many polyamorous relationships all the partners embrace polyamory as more satisfying than monogamy, which they may view as oppressive or stifling.
People in polyamorous relationships often experience satisfaction from seeing one of their partners being affectionate with another person. Those involved in polyamory relationships view jealousy as a weakness in their character that can be addressed through introspection and open communication.