Opening subject summary:
You know the story: Boy meets girl, boy marries girl, boy invites another girl into their bed, and girl is strangely ok with it, because she has her own lesbian lover on the side anyway.
Welcome to polyamory, the strange perversion of what love in marriage looks like. On Showtime’s Polyamory: Married & Dating, married couple Michael and Kamala talk about their open marriage, and why monogamy “just doesn’t work for them.”
OK, I decried sarcasm on another thread, but here in response to stupid article I will use it: Yes, let's summarize what poly is all about from the example of ONE triad shown on a sensationalizing TV show!
Ugh, I hate the idea in the media that poly is all about MFF triads! That's just more patriarchal bullshit. Of course, the male in the TV show has "2 wives." Of course the wife's other lover is seen as someone "on the side." Since that "lesbian" isn't also fucking the guy, she must be just a piece on the side!
Love withers under constraint; its very essence is liberty. It is compatible neither with envy, jealousy or fear. It is there most pure, perfect and unlimited when its votaries live in confidence, equality and unreserve. -- Shelley
Mags, F, 60, poly-dating, loving and living with
miss pixi, F, 38
Punk, 42, M (dating since Oct 2015)