Do you want the other person to have sex with other people while they have sex with you?
The two of you may also choose be exclusive out of respect for one another and safety. You may choose to see them exclusively to see how things progress without without the distraction of dating anyone else.
I want to be exclusive when dating someone and adding intercourse to the mix, and I would prefer that she does the same........does not necessarily make us the dreaded girlfriend/boyfriend thing, it just means that we are enjoying each other to the point of having sex and that we care enough for each other and ourselves to do that exclusively.
To place labels on things like this just is a turn off to me.
Bottom line, with reference to your area of interest OP, never assume anything each of you say means the same thing, until you verify that it does.
The gentleman above me I think has similar thoughts to myself, but is rather more talented in explaining them.
It was established early on that neither of us date multiple people at the same time and that we will be/are exclusive.
As I said, a distinction is made occasionally when we talk. Talk to your boyfriend to get things squared away!!!
Part of me feels there's no difference since we act like BF/GF; however, there seems to be a distinction made during conversations with my....well, the guy I'm dating exclusively.
We've been exclusive since the beginning (2 months ).