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Old 03-02-2013, 05:17 PM
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Post Article: New Sexual Revolution: Polyamory May Be Good for You

New Sexual Revolution: Polyamory May Be Good for You
What swinging couples and committed polyamorists can teach monogamists about love
By Stephanie Pappas and LiveScience

On Valentine's Day, images of couples are everywhere. They're buying each other diamond rings, making eyes over expensive restaurant meals and canoodling over chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne. But two-by-two isn't the only way to go through life. In fact, an estimated 4 to 5 percent of Americans are looking outside their relationship for love and sex — with their partner's full permission.

These consensually nonmonogamous relationships, as they're called, don't conform to the cultural norm of a handholding couple in love for life. They come in a dizzying array of forms, from occasional "swinging" and open relationships to long-term commitments among multiple people. Now, social scientists embarking on brand-new research into these types of relationships are finding that they may challenge the ways we think of jealousy, commitment and love. They may even change monogamy for the better.

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Old 03-08-2013, 05:09 AM
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Really liked this article, good to show to people who dont really understand. And also i like that most of us are considered smart lol
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