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The Next Sexual Revolution Has Arrived

du2 Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 1:18 PM
con't: so I will state for the record why polyamory isn't something that's good or to be encouraged. And that is why I don't support it and there is no reason to. This is very different from support of marriage equality for gay people. They are the difference between equal treatment and personal excess. Being gay is not excess, nor anti social. Monogamy and commitment are necessary and crucial to maturing, learning self restraint and sacrifice. These are to build the kind of character and courage that demonstrates virtue of focus and discipline. We're going to have a diversity of relationships all through life, doesn't mean we should sexually objectify all of them. It's what separates us from animals. Is that a fair statement?
Undoctrinator Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 1:59 PM
Naw. It's kind of a self-serving, "i know the one true way the world works", one-size-fits-all, no room for differences, Christian-centric, intolerant statement. Not to mention the fact that fire and brimstone are likely to rain down upon you from god himself - unless he's too busy, in which case some of the folks in this group will stand in for him - because you just suggested that gay people aren't being excessive and aren't immoral, ungodly, unnatural, perverted, yadi yada yada, sinners.

In July, 2009, Newsweek ran a feature article on “relationships with multiple, mutually consenting partners,” entitled, “Polyamory: The Next Sexual Revolution.” Last week, Showtime launched a reality TV show called “Polyamory: Married and Dating.” To quote from Newsweek’s 2009 article, it’s “enough to make any monogamist’s head spin.” And all this, of course, is being touted as a great thing, a celebration of love and freedom, a deliverance from the monotony and constraints of monogamy.

The Showtime promo pulls no punches and makes no excuses:

Narrator: The polyamorous lifestyle may shock some. But with American divorce...