Scope and cultural aspects
Polysexuality is distinct from polyamory, the desire to be intimately involved with more than one person at once, or pansexuality, which is attraction to all genders and sexes. Polysexuality encompasses many, but not necessarily all, sexualities.
Polysexuality is a self-identifying term that is somewhat amorphous, as there is a wide variety of different people who use the term to describe themselves.
The relationship between religion and sexuality varies widely among belief systems, with some prohibiting polysexual behavior and others incorporating it into their practices. Major monotheistic religions generally prohibit polysexual activity.
The polysexual pride flag was designed by a Tumblr user with the signature "Samlin", and first made public on the blog @fuckyeahpolysexuality on July 11, 2012. Samlin declared of the flag that, "I, as a poly individual, was greatly saddened by the fact that we don’t have a flag…so I made one :P I made it similar to the bi and pan flags, since they’re all in under the multisexual umbrella. -Samlin". The colors and design of the polysexual flag are based on the pansexual and bisexual pride flags, borrowing the pink and blue, and replacing the yellow and purple stripes with a green one. The polysexual flag's pink stripe represents attraction to female-identified people, its green stripe represents attraction to people who identify outside the traditional male-female binary, and its blue stripe represents attraction to male-identified people.