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Poly Glossary

A - B - C

AFAIC
As Far As I'm Concerned
AFAIK
As Far As I Know
AFAIWC
As Far As I Was Concerned
AGDoA
A Great Deal of Affection
AFAIWC
As Far As I Was Concerned
AKA
Also Known As
ARG
Alternate Relationship Geometries
BBW
Big Beautiful Woman
BDSM
Bondage/Discipline/Sadomasochism
B&D does not necessarily imply S&M, nor does S&M imply B&D but there is enough overlap and common ground that the two groups are generally lumped together.
BTDT
Been There Done That
BTDTMT
Been There Done That Major Time
BTW
By The Way
BYKT
But You Knew That
BYKTA
But You Knew That Already

E - F - G

DADT
Don't Ask Don't Tell
DOMA
Defense of Marriage Act
D/s
Dominant/submissive relationship
Another facet of B&D/S&M type relationships. Some people only do emotional D/s without and B&D or S&M.
EG
Evil Grin
EPID
Every Person Is Different
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
A list of information people wish others knew, posed in the form of questions and answers.
FF
A dyad where both partners are female
FFF
A triad with three females, possibly a V centering on the middle female
FFM
A triad of a Female, another Female, and a Male, possibly a V centering on the middle female
FMF
A triad of a Female, a Male, and another Female, possibly a V centering on the middle male
FMM
A triad of a Female, a Male, and another Male, possibly a V centering on the middle male
FWIW
For What It's Worth
FYI
For Your Information
G/L/B/T or GLBT
Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered
GMTA
Great Minds Think Alike

H - I - J

HBB
Hot Bi-Babe
A term used in wannas by men looking for sex with two women at the same time. It is also used (affectionately) by some poly people who feel that they (or others they know) really are Hot Bi-Babes. This term can be used for either sex.
HNG
Horny Net Geek
IANAL
I Am Not A Lawyer
Often followed by "but" and some pseudo legal advice.
IIRC
If I Recall Correctly
IME
In My Experience
IMHO
In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO
In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO
In My Opinion
IYO
In Your Opinion
IRL
In Real Life

K - L - M

LDR
Long Distance Relationship
LMAO
Laughing My A** Off
LOL
Laughing out loud
LTNS
Long Time No See
MFF
A triad with a Male, Female, and another Female, possibly a V centering on the middle female
MFM
A triad with a Male, Female, and another Male. Possibly a V centering on the middle female
MMF
A triad with a Male, another Male. And a Female, possibly a V centering on the middle male
MMM
A triad with three males, possibly a V centering on the middle male
MOTAS
Member Of The Appropriate Sex
MOTOS
Member Of The Opposite Sex
MOTSS
Member of the Same Sex
MPW
My Poly Weekend
What happened good or bad over the weekend.

N - O - P

N
4 person relationship. Four people are having sex. Everyone may or may not have met each other or be friends but they know they exist. See Z
NRE
New Relationship Energy
That lovely euphoria you experience when you become involved with a new love; the world seems brighter, people seem more beautiful and chocolate tastes even better.
NTS
New Toy Syndrome (see NRE)
OMG
Oppressive Majority Group
OMG
Oh My God
OPW
Our Poly Weekend
ORE
Old Relationship Energy
The valuable stuff you get from years of digging together.
OSO
Other Significant Other
OTOH
On The Other Hand
PC
Politically Correct
PC
Personal Computer
PDA
Public Display of Affection
PDA
Personal Digital Assistant
PIV
Penis In Vagina
A certain type of sex.
PLL
Poly Locator List
PLL
Phase Locked Loop if you're a geek
PMR
Poly Mixed Relationship
One or more polyamorous, one or more monogamous.
PWP
Poly Wanna Potluck
A gathering of polyamorous people for food and conversation.

Q - R - S

RL
Real Life, i.e. not on the computer
ROFL
Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROTF
Rolling On The Floor
ROTFL
Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAO
Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off
ROTFLMAOSTC
Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off Scaring The Cats
SISL
Stranger In A Strange Land
A book by Robert Heinlein.
SO
Significant Other
SQO
Some Quantity Of
SSO
Secondary Significant Other

T - U - V

TOCOTOX
TOo COmplicated TO eXplain
TPE
Total Power Exchange
A BDSM acronym for a master/slave relationship that includes all of life, not just sex.
TTFN
Ta Ta For Now
WRT
With Regard To
V (Vee)
A relationship of three people where one person has two partners, but the partners do not have a strong bond. Two dyads having one person in common. The bonding between the people on the ends of the V can vary wildly depending on the people involved. Example, a triad may sexually be a V but emotionally an equal triad. Or a triad may be sexually and emotionally a V where the partners would split if the focus of their relationship left them.

W - X - Y - Z

YMMV
Your Mileage May Vary
WEG
Wide Evil Grin
Z
4 person relationship. Four people are having sex. Everyone may or may not have met each other or be friends but they know they exist. See N