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Old 07-29-2010, 04:54 AM
jkelly jkelly is offline
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Originally Posted by jbird View Post
Am I wrong or is there a bit of a judgement being made that polyamorism is morally superior to other forms of non-monogamy?
Oh, I don't think you're wrong about that at all. We live in a sex-negative culture; poly- people aren't immune to the effects of that, and so engage in slut-shaming frequently. If you're interested in a long essay exploring this in detail, you can find one here.

Originally Posted by jbird View Post
What does this re-defining do to the discussion about the innateness (versus choosing) of the condition? Is polyamorism more innate - or more legitimate as an identity - then "fucking around?"
Well, since I don't think that the innate vs. choosing question makes much sense, I would say that it doesn't make any difference at all.
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