Polyamory in the News!
. . . by Alan M.

July 19, 2007

"Home to Mother"

The Stranger

Our favorite Seattle alternative-newsweekly columnist is out with another observation on poly:

I'm about to embark upon another adventure in polyamory — I'm going down to Georgia for a family visit, and instead of my partner Max, whom my family knows and loves, I am taking with me my other partner, Monk. This should be interesting.

...My biofamily is quite clear about the fact that they don't wish to know about the kinky side of my sexuality. But my observations of other people's coming-out experiences make me think that some families actually have an easier time accepting kink than they do polyamory.... I suspect the real difference is that kink doesn't seem to reliably make vanilla people question their own relationship choices. At least, not to a point of discomfort. But rare is the person in a long-term monogamous relationship who hasn't been attracted to another. Sometimes it's at a level that's easy to handle. But sometimes it's a mighty struggle. Seeing others apparently having their cake and eating it too — although it's not really quite that simple — can arouse sleeping resentment....

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