The difference between Polyamory and polygamy
The terms “polyamory” and “polygamy” are often used interchangeably, but this is a mistake. Polygamy is when one has more than one spouse at the same time, and all the spouses are willingly involved. Polyamory doesn’t necessarily involve marriage. Somebody is polyamorous as long as they’re emotionally involved with more than one partner, and all their partners consent to the arrangement. While there are fewer polygamous arrangements now – whether due to modern ideas of love or economic reasons – it’s still legal, or at least partly socially accepted, in some 50 countries.