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It's All About The Love by Matdredalia It's All About The Love by Matdredalia
Polyamory: Because it's NOT all about the sex!

I'm pretty sure I don't need to say anymore, but I figure I should do some explaining for good measure:

Don't know what polyamory is? Go Here.

Special thanks to Jette for the Infinity-Heart artwork

and to

Polyamory Weekly for the brilliant tag-line.

Feel free to use this if you like, whether you be polyamorous or just poly friendly.
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91108293 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm monogamous but I'm fine with polyamory. honestly, if someone wants to be in a relationship with multiple people, that's fine. it's not hurting anybody.
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Fearlesswolf22 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
As long as no one gets cheated on and everyone in the relationship knows, it's fine in my opinion. 

It isn't for me, though. 
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EmpathicDesign Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Professional Artist
It's not about the love.
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KittenPrince55 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
THANK YOU!! My boyfriend and I are both poly, we're deeply in love and there for each other through thick and thin. 
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Lewdatic Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I honestly didn't think I'd find any stamps that are pro-poly. I'm pleasantly surprised Racing Girl Emoji (Ehehe) [V4] 
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xgames555 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
let me state my opinion, while i dont support polyamory

i do NOT hate polyamoryas people, if they love more than one  person good for them
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frithi Featured By Owner Edited Mar 11, 2015
Yeah, right. Hypocrits.
You forgot to mention the hatred towards monogamous people your so loveful hearts boil with.
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Matdredalia Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy hell. Fairly surprised to get back to dA only to see this getting so much attention considering it's so old but uh, no. We don't hate monogamous people, at all. What we hate is being discriminated against, having our kids taken away from us, having other people interfere in our lives, and so on. I have nothing against monogamous people and actually tend to encourage people to NOT practice poly because I believe very few people are suited to it and are capable of putting in the time and effort it requires, or even want to. My only caveat against monogamy is I believe it should be a choice, not a mandate. I believe people should make the conscious decision to be monogamous, not do it just because people expect them to. And frankly, this is an art site. If you're going to comment on something, comment on the art, not the politics or beliefs behind it, especially when you're spewing garbage without any kind of back up. If you're going to say we hate monogamous people, I'd suggest you come with some proof, not just your own bullshit assumptions. Oh, and you spelled hypocrite wrong.
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GengarPunk95 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Seriously... That's not how we work
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Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It's too much and yeah it's about making colonies 
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Matdredalia Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What in god's name are you talking about? It has nothing to do with "colonies." Most poly people don't even live with more than one of their partners.
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Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I have no idea what i'm talking about 
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PrairieLily Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet it hurts to be so judgemental.
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PrairieLily Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What hurts is people who think that they know everything about something that doesn't include them at all.

You know nothing about these people, so why do you pretend to understand and claim they have a "true motive" other than what most people OBVIOUSLY express as truth.
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PrairieLily Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, you know what true love is to YOU as one INDIVIDUAL PERSON.

One person's true love is an others lust and vice versa. You cannot define what true love is for others and neither can anyone else in the world. You can only define what it is for yourself.

I am currently involved with two partners. I love them equally, but not even close to the same way or the same feelings. Love for me is this. I have the ability to care for and nurture them both, to keep both of them happy. Truth be told, if I never had sex with either of them again, I would still be content in having them in my life.

If you want to make your relationships about sexual greed, then be my guest. But don't you dare try to label mine.
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SweetNymphy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Facepalm4 

Love comes in many different forms and is different for each person. Just because it doesn't work for you, doesn't man it can't work for someone else. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with polyamory. It is not the same thing as  polygamy because in polygamy, the 'lovers' are objectified while in polyamory, the love is all equal. Do your research, dude.

Oh, and btw, YOU'RE the one insulting love with your narrow-minded hate speech. YOU'RE the one who'd ought to be ashamed.

Have a nice day~ ^^ 
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Gyzmo-Grim Featured By Owner Edited Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I find it ironic that on your profile you claim to be an ally but you turn around and do this. You're not an ally; if you are to be an ally, you need to accept all colors of the rainbow.
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MiatsuKumiko Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful! I love it. I can't tell you how much it means to see other people supporting Polyamory!
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Matdredalia Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :) I actually am not very happy with it anymore, and I'm planning on making a newer version that's a little more artistic soon.

As for supporting poly, I've been actively poly since I was seventeen, so it's something very near and dear to my heart, especially binding the community together and trying to educate uninformed people that we really aren't just some godless heathens doing mass orgies and engaging in depravity and crap. Drives me nuts when I say I'm poly and people are like "Oh god, I could never get involved in that lifestyle." It's like "Seriously? What in the hell are you people thinking?"
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TGQueen Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Thank you :D
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Matdredalia Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome. :)
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crimsonsaphire Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Thank you for making this. I am in a polyamorous relationship, and I hate how people confuse it as just being a slut. Even my parents won't accept it. :(
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Matdredalia Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I am so sorry for the delay on getting back to this. I haven't been on dA much lately until now.

I'm really sorry to hear about your parents. I know how that can go. For the first few years after my husband & I began practicing poly, my mom was really, really nasty about it and pretty judgmental. Over the years, she's learned to accept it and is, oddly enough, really proud of me for it, now. I think it just takes time in some people, and in others, they're just too closed off to really be able to understand it. I will keep my fingers crossed that your parents come around.
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crimsonsaphire Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
My mom is actually calming down about it now, although she still doesn't like the idea, she is starting to warm up to them though. However, I doubt that she will completely accept it. She is a catholic who is the type that doesn't even believe in gay marriage and likes to quote on the bible at times. It was a big accomplishment though for her to calm down finally and realize that this was my decision and that it won't change.
I am also glad to hear that you also had the same problem. Sad part is, poly relationships are more frowned upon in society then gay marriage so it can be harder at times.
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FireMiko-Kagomechan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Agree it's more about cold hearted cynical people who don't believe in the power of romantic love.
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Matdredalia Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Um, wow....not even close. Quite the opposite, as a matter of fact. I completely believe in the power of romantic love, that's WHY I'm polyamorous. I believe that romantic love does not need to be tied to only one person, and that there is absolutely no limiter on how much we can love a person, or how many people we can love. I love more deeply and strongly than almost anyone I know, and I believe in the power of love above all else.

I'm not really sure how you could possibly believe that people who are poly are somehow cold hearted, cynical, and don't believe in the power of romantic love. That doesn't even make sense considering polyamory means "many loves." The reason Polyamory Weekly uses the tagline "It's not all about the sex" is because people usually assume that people who are poly are in it for the sex, and it tends to be an assumption we resent because for us, it's all about the love. There's a reason I named this deviation that.

Just because I may not love the same way you do, doesn't mean that I don't love wholly and completely.
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Emmasj Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
That person who commented is a troll who has been going around and posting things like that on a lot of poly devs and groups and such. Try not to let her bother you. :)
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Matdredalia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I've heard MUCH worse over the years. Not about to let it bother me. Just wasn't about to let it sit there without replying, lol.

Hurrah Hogwarts. :)
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More-or-lessthan3 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Love it!
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Matdredalia Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm really glad you like it! <3
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pashight Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
Yay! Go polyamorists!
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Tainted-Petals Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome stamp! :heart: Been in one myself and things are great. Thanks for making such an awesome stamp.
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Matdredalia Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it, and I'm really happy to hear things are working well in your relationship!

Thanks for the compliments!
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Tainted-Petals Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :heart:
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mereloves Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Yes! I wish I could use this! :heart:
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Matdredalia Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww I'm sorry hon :( I wish you could, too!
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kcravenyote Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it, and will be using it in my journal. <3
I love being poly.
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Matdredalia Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, same here. Being poly just....adds so much to my life I can't even describe it :)

Glad you like the stamp, thank you very much!
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WoodWose Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
instant fave and add to my journal header
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Matdredalia Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Really glad you like it! I wanted the poly community to have some kind of representation here on DA, especially when it came to our own journals and the like :)
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WoodWose Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
nice work, & lovely thought.
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ink-explosions Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
I'm not polyamourous, so I guess I'm an "ally." This is a great stamp and really needs to be heard!
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Matdredalia Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I appreciate it! It's nice to have allies out there. The more people who actually take the time to understand, the better off we are.
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Atuin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
Like the stamp :)

Polyfriendly here. With a strange history in regards to it between friends being poly, and dating someone while he was dating someone else.
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somniac Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
-yoinks- X3 poly an' happy!
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Ataia-ue Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
RIGHT ON. n___n
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