Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Monogamy Does Not Suit All

Here’s a good write-up about nonmonogamy and why monogamy is not for the the writer.

This idea of ownership or ‘belonging’ to one other person might feel comforting and natural for many people, but for others, including myself, this type of possessiveness and jealousy limits my ability to function as a self-determining individual. If I’m dating a straight man, he might be concerned about me choosing to form close personal relationships with other men. In straight relationships, this might not be questioned, but I’m not straight. I’m interested in men, women, and gender-variant folks. Do I now have to be careful about how I interact with everyone I might potentially be attracted to?

Every adult should be free to pursue (or not) happiness with any other consenting adults, including love, sex, cohabitation, and marriage.
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