You Are Not as Poly or Mono As You Think

Are “polyamory” & “monogamy” ideals that many seldom live up to? Are many relationships a shade of gray?

Love Letters to a Unicorn

I spend a lot of time talking to people and reading social media boards by both polyamorous and monogamous folks. Universally, people are not as monogamous or as polyamorous as they claim they are.

Over the years, I have begun to see the labels of “poly” and “mono” like the political systems of capitalism and communism. There is a big difference between the theory of capitalism and its manifestation. The same goes for communism. In poli sci we talk about the difference between a political theory and its manifestation. There is a big gap between an ideal type and the reality of any system.

Theory vs. Reality

The same is true with poly and mono relationship styles. Monogamy, in its “ideal” form involves two people staying together and being emotionally and sexually committed and bonded with each other and only each other. Polyamory does not have as clean of definition…

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About dave94015

interested in alternative relationships, visual artist, erotic romance writer and reviewer of erotica, drug rehab clinic intern - early 30's
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