This polyamorous woman invited a third person into her marriage — and her home.
Welcome to a unique pocket of the internet, where women in heterosexual, monogamous relationships enact the decorum of outsiders.
You like them. They like you. Boom, it’s done. Seems so simple right? Yeah it did, but as our culture and society continues
You see them all over the city -- or maybe I should say you see us.
The rules need to be discussed and agreed up by each partner, and should be revisited often and regularly. The rules should
Privacy, a new off-Broadway play starring Daniel Radcliffe at the Public Theater in New York City, contemplates all the ways in which the digital revolution has destroyed privacy -- and it mourns for its loss.
Monogamy and divorce aside, there is something else that may be a side effect of our overtly monogamous conditioning, or
I’ve been married for 5 years, but I’ve been with my husband since we met at 12-years-old. I like to say we grew together
I have to figure out how to stand in the median when it comes to love. I have to learn to accept that people cannot always live up to my expectations and won't, and that should be okay. I also need to learn to stop thinking that when one falls short, that that's it. It's over. Instead, I need to breathe. Find ways to bounce back and recover. Not hold a grudge.
Knowing that I desire a life different than the one I live creates a thinking space in my mind where I wonder if I am meant to be with this (or any) person for the rest of my life, or if possibly I am meant to be with many (or few) people at different times throughout my life.
I followed up with, "And what if I want more??" I took my shortcut (I often times go this back way to get to my car that
Researchers at the University of Waterloo suggest that prehistoric people were just as worried about STIs as we are now, leading to more desire for monogamous relationships.
think that there is a new snobbery a foot. It's 'sex snobbery.' It's showing up everywhere and in the most subtle ways. I listen to sex educators and friends talk about 'other people's' sexual expression with a tone of judgement and superiority which is frankly tone deaf.
It's a delicate balance; finding a marriage that works and exciting, adventurous sex. But how does one cross the line and venture into the stormy seas of an "open marriage" without losing the safety of a monogamous partnership? Is sex with someone other than your spouse really worth the risk? And how do you even bring up the topic?
Anything worth fighting for will usually put you through the ringer, and monogamy is no exception.
Monogamy has had its turn, so let's give non-monogamy a chance. In a culture dominated by fundamentalist religious values, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the chorus of slut-shaming that arises when the topic of simultaneous multiple partners comes up.
In The Truth, author Neil Strauss asks: Is it natural to be faithful to one person for life?
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