Nov 25, 2012
commented on Savage Love
While I agree that poly orientation is not on par with (and should not be confused with) sexual orientation, the word "orientation" itself speaks to being oriented toward, or aligned with, a direction or state.
It's really important that LGBT rights are understood to be predicated upon an understanding that one's sexual orientation is *not* a choice. While "being poly" is more choice-oriented, I think, there certainly seem to be people who have more of a natural alignment--and others who find themselves in polyamorous relationships and situations (when said people may not have chosen or do not feel automatically oriented to that lifestyle.)