From Quartz:

“What research there is suggests otherwise: a survey of some 8,700 US single adults in 2017 found that more than one in five engaged in consensual non-monogamy at some point in their lives, while in a 2014 survey 4%-5% of Americans reported currently being polyamorous.

The potential benefits of disclosure can be great: including finding the kinds of loving, sustainable connections that affirm who you really are, not just who others say you’re supposed to be.”

When I speak about quality people, I mean those who are honest, kind, open, loving, self-responsible, generous, interested and engaged in life, etc. I recently realized that all of my lovers are a great blend of Yin and Yang traits and that is one of the things that attracts me to them. I brought that up because some men seem to think that any woman who is polyamorous is open to any and all men who want to have sex with her. I’m making a distinction around that.

Women are leading the charge to open up monogamous relationships, creating women-only clubs for sexual exploration, and divorcing men who refuse to treat them like real partners. I think your assessment is more wishful thinking than anything else.

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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