some thoughts on the limits of#monogamy…and the difficulties with #polyamory
Of everything I’ve tried to write this has taken the longest. I’m on attempt number three, at least. It’s not for a lack of things to talk about, it’s more that expressing them clearly is challenging. The emotions that surround this topic are intense and almost everyone has dealt with some absolutist asshole, claiming their stance is the only right one. I’d like to ask you to read this and try your best to remove your own biases, especially if it’s a knee-jerk anger due to one of those aforementioned assholes.
Quick definitions to get out of the way. I’m using polyamory (hereafter, just poly) to describe any relationship that is romantic and/or emotionally intimate and involving more than two people. How you define emotionally intimate is up to you, there is no universal line. More than two can mean simultaneously, as in 3 people all in love with each…
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