Wants, Needs, and Poly

July 21st, 2012

I am a woman of many desires. I have a lot of interests, a lot of curiosity, and never enough time and energy to do it all. I enjoy the outdoors: hiking, camping, stargazing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking. I enjoy computers: programming, web design, internet browsing, WoW. I enjoy writing: blogs, stories, journals, articles, novels. I enjoy reading: fantasy, erotica, motivational, entrepreneurship, health, fiction. I enjoy movies and television: crime, drama, scifi, fantasy, action, cartoons, some anime. I enjoy kink: bondage, corporal, electricity, fire, wax, suspension, body manipulation, power exchange, service, and more. I enjoy sex: intercourse, masturbation, oral, vibrators, dildos, hugging, kissing, licking, biting, massage. I enjoy learning about everything.

But there is only so much time in the days, days in the weeks, weeks in the year. So I don’t get to do everything I enjoy. I have to work, I have responsibilities, and I have to eat, and sleep and take care of myself. The same goes for my partners.

That’s what is great about Poly. I have many wants and needs, but I can’t do everything I enjoy myself, so I know that one person cannot fulfill all my wants and needs either. I live in a wonderful kink community, within my community, I have a poly family. Within this poly family there are many individuals, each of whom adds to my life in the way he or she is able. I do not expect any one of them to fulfill my every want or need. And if a member leaves my poly family, I don’t expect the others to fulfill the wants and needs that one was carrying. Sometimes someone can and does, but to expect them to take on more than they were already doing is unfair. Each person gives me what they are able, and in return, I give them what I am able.

And this changes sometimes. On both sides of the equation. People and relationships grow and change all the time. What one is able to give and receive can change, as well. Time, affection, attention. And as we can see from the divorce rate, even love changes. It is unrealistic to expect relationships to be constant, or even consistent. The only way to manage this is through communication. Keep talking. Keep being honest with yourself and your partners. If you notice a change that has not been communicated, ask. Maybe they didn’t realize it was happening. Find out if it was intentional, or caused by exterior forces. Do not assume the worst. Ask first.

Just because one person cannot fulfill all your wants and needs, doesn’t mean you can’t ask for what you want or need. It means accepting no as an answer. When you love someone, you want to give them everything. But that is not always possible. Being able to accept no, being able to be happy with the yes’s they can give, is very important to maintaining a healthy relationship. If you constantly focus on what you’re not getting, you will never be satisfied with what you have.

Share

31 Responses to “Wants, Needs, and Poly”

  1. [...] http://pervertedimp.com/2012/07/21/wants-needs-and-poly/ Share:ShareLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. Leave a Comment [...]

  2. Naughty Tashamber says:

    I have to ask, Horde or Alliance? :p

  3. [...] The Promiscuous Bisexual Why Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs? What not to do for anal sex Wants, Needs & Poly Wifi [...]

  4. [...] OffThe Promiscuous BisexualWhy Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs?What not to do for anal sexWants, Needs & PolyWifi [...]

  5. [...] The Promiscuous Bisexual Why Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs? What not to do for anal sex Wants, Needs & Poly Wifi [...]

  6. [...] The Promiscuous Bisexual Why Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs? What not to do for anal sex Wants, Needs & Poly Wifi [...]

  7. [...] The Promiscuous Bisexual Why Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs? What not to do for anal sex Wants, Needs & Poly Wifi [...]

  8. [...] The Promiscuous Bisexual Why Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs? What not to do for anal sex Wants, Needs & Poly Wifi [...]

  9. Exactly! Monogamous people are able to be much less happy with the yeses and nos they get. Once they get a no about something, it has to be the end of them liking it for the rest of their lives!

    • PervertedImp says:

      Well, I wouldn’t say it’s quite that final, but it tends to be a No until the end of that relationship, or until the other person changes their mind. And I’d say they’re probably quite happy about getting Yes as an answer, just as poly people are. ;)

  10. [...] The Promiscuous Bisexual Why Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs? What not to do for anal sex Wants, Needs & Poly Wifi [...]

  11. [...] The Promiscuous Bisexual Why Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs? What not to do for anal sex Wants, Needs & Poly Wifi [...]

  12. e[lust] #39 says:

    [...] The Promiscuous Bisexual Why Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs? What not to do for anal sex Wants, Needs & Poly Wifi [...]

  13. [...] The Promiscuous Bisexual Why Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs? What not to do for anal sex Wants, Needs & Poly Wifi [...]

  14. E Lust #39 says:

    [...] The Promiscuous Bisexual Why Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs? What not to do for anal sex Wants, Needs & Poly Wifi [...]

  15. [...] The Promiscuous Bisexual Why Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs? What not to do for anal sex Wants, Needs & Poly Wifi Sex?Kink & FetishA Boot Scene Consent as Torture Mores and Behavior Pursuit of Squirting [...]

  16. e[lust] #39 says:

    [...] OffThe Promiscuous BisexualWhy Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs?What not to do for anal sexWants, Needs & PolyWifi [...]

  17. [...] The Promiscuous Bisexual Why Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs? What not to do for anal sex Wants, Needs & Poly Wifi [...]

  18. [...] OffThe Promiscuous BisexualWhy Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs?What not to do for anal sexWants, Needs & PolyWifi [...]

  19. [...] The Promiscuous Bisexual Why Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs? What not to do for anal sex Wants, Needs & Poly Wifi [...]

  20. [...] OffThe Promiscuous BisexualWhy Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs?What not to do for anal sexWants, Needs & PolyWifi [...]

  21. [...] The Promiscuous Bisexual Why Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs? What not to do for anal sex Wants, Needs & Poly Wifi [...]

  22. [...] OffThe Promiscuous BisexualWhy Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs?What not to do for anal sexWants, Needs & PolyWifi [...]

  23. [...] OffThe Promiscuous BisexualWhy Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs?What not to do for anal sexWants, Needs & PolyWifi [...]

  24. [...] OffThe Promiscuous BisexualWhy Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs?What not to do for anal sexWants, Needs & PolyWifi [...]

  25. [...] OffThe Promiscuous BisexualWhy Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs?What not to do for anal sexWants, Needs & PolyWifi [...]

  26. [...] The Promiscuous Bisexual Why Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs? What not to do for anal sex Wants, Needs & PolyWifi Sex? Kink & Fetish A Boot Scene Consent as Torture Mores and Behavior Pursuit of Squirting [...]

  27. [...] OffThe Promiscuous BisexualWhy Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs?What not to do for anal sexWants, Needs & PolyWifi [...]

  28. […] The Promiscuous Bisexual Why Do I Have More Respect For Men Than MRAs? What not to do for anal sex Wants, Needs & Poly Wifi […]

Click to listen highlighted text! Powered By GSpeech