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    Partner Systems is a term to describe two or more systems that are in an intimate relationship. This could be romantic, plationic, queerplatonic, sexual, sensual, a passionate friendship, or any other type or relationship. Not every headmate in the system has to be involved, so long as two or more in each system are involved, they can be classified under this term.

    This is not the same as headmates who are involved within their own system, as that falls under System-Partnership. However, the two terms can overlap if one is dating people in their own system as well as dating people in other systems.

    There are some subsets to this term, which are listed below.

    Squish System

    The squish system flag.

    A Squish System is a term to describe two or more systems that are in a platonic relationship. This may include all members of their systems, or it may only include a few.

    A system may also use this term to describe having a passionate friendship with one or more systems, as passionate friendships are platonic in nature.

    The plush system flag.

    Plush System

    A Plush System is a term to describe two or more systems that are in a queerplatonic relationship. This may include all members of their systems, or it may only include a few.

    These relationships can be queeragamic, queerotic, or a mix.

    Mesh System

    A Mesh System is a term to describe two or more systems that are in a alterous relationship. This may include all members of their systems, or it may only include a few.

    Lamour System

    A Lamour System is a term to describe two or more systems that are in a romantic and/or delamour relationship. This may include all members of their systems, or it may only include a few.

    This could be a mixture of delamour relationships and romantic relationships, or it may just be one of the two.

    Physi System

    A Physi System is a term to describe two or more systems that are in a sensual and/or sexual relationship. This may include all members of their systems, or it may only include a few.

    This could be a mixture of sensual and sexual relationships, or it may just be one of the two. This term also may include specific types of sexual relationships, such as casual relationships and intimaships.

    Tertia System

    A Tertia System is a term to describe two or more systems that are in a relationship based on some form of tertiary attraction. This may include all members of their systems, or it may only include a few.

    This could be a mixture of attraction types or it may just be one specific type, such as a relationship consisting only of xenial attraction.

    Poly System

    A Poly System is where three or more systems have some form of relationship between them.

    For example: system A is in a lamour relationship with system B, as well as being in a plush system relationship with system C and a squish system relationship with system D

    History

    The term Partner Systems was coined on an unknown date by an unknown individual.

    The terms squish system and plush system were coined by Tumblr user cluster-brains September 19th of 2020.

    The term Poly System was coined by tumblr user icarusoblivion on the 23rd of June 2021

    The rest of the terms were coined by Amnisty from Cryptocrew's system on June 2nd of 2021.

    Flags

    The squish system and plush system flags were coined by Tumblr user cluster-brains September 19th of 2020. They have no confirmed meaning.

    Resources

    1. https://pluralpedia.org/w/Partner_System
    2. https://system-dictionary.carrd.co/#more
    3. https://cluster-brains.tumblr.com/post/629705167122661376/partner-system-terms
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