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[ˈmetə môr]


The term which describes a partner’s other partners or lovers. In a polyamorous relationship, a partner will simultaneously be a metamour and have multiple metamours. Typically a metamour is the person, in an open network, with whom you will not share a direct sexual/loving relationship.

Unlike mistresses and cheating, metamour is used when the relationship is completely transparent and open; there are no secrets.


Warren’s main girl lives in Long Beach, California. He travels a lot for business and maintains partners in most of the places he visits. As a result; Warren’s main girl has metamours in every area code.