‘monogamy may be a social construct – a cultural expectation rather than a fact of human life’…all relationships are “natural”
A bunch of friends voted for me to write about open/closed relationships via twitterpoll. I listened (sorry granny).
— Harriet… (@TheScribbleBug) May 10, 2016
So some of you might remember that a while back my flatmate and I were invited to BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour to do an interview talking about modern relationships. Discussing sexual politics, we were particularly looking at the conventions around the ‘magic number’ of sexual partners for men and women – ie. can a person have ‘too few’ or ‘too many’ partners.
“Is there such a thing as a magic number?” We were asked.
“Do you care about your partner’s magic number or your own? Why does such a huge disparity exist between what’s acceptable for men compared to women? How does this relate to conventional closed relationships and the apparent rising…
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