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

September 1, 2013

"Questioning the Cult of Monogamy, One Study at a Time"

Nearly everybody in the poly movement will tell you that poly is not for everyone, monogamy suits some people best, and what we're about is "relationship choice." That's the key phrase in the mission statements of Loving More and the Polyamory Leadership Network, for instance. Know your own philosophy or orientation and your true wishes, choose mindfully, and have the conversation with potential partners early. What we oppose is compulsory monogamy for all.

The October issue of Psychology Today, now on newsstands, is more aggressive with a headline and teaser in its newsbriefs about "Happily Never After" and "the cult of monogamy." It handily sums up research refuting four mono myths that most people assume are facts.

It's not online (yet), but click this image for a high-res version. Save to pass on.

Thanks to yeahthatchic at reddit/r/polyamory for the tip.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huh. I never knew that some cultures openly practiced non-monogamy before Westerners showed up and started pushing their own beliefs. Interesting.

September 01, 2013 2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sex at Dawn"!
(if you're interested, that is: read it! Or listen to the audiobook, also very well done. A fabulous resource on exactly this topic!)

September 02, 2013 10:43 AM  

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