Rosseaux
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Dec 5, 2012 Rosseaux commented on Savage Love.
"Sexual orientation" is a politically powerful term for gays because it replaced "preference" and legitimized (for lack of a better term) same-sex desire and social recognition of gay relationships. Some gay people may view the poly community's use of the term as co-opting "sexual orientation" in their own search for social legitimacy.
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Dec 5, 2012 Rosseaux commented on Savage Love.
Sexual orientation is about object-identification, not situations. Same-sex oriented people locate desire in the object of somebody of the same sex -–they may or may not engage this desire in a sexual situation. Polyamory, in contrast, is about situations, not objects. Polyamorous people function best in non-monogamous sexual situations, regardless of their sexual orientation. These are two totally separate issues.