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Old 08-26-2016, 12:07 AM
Novus909 Novus909 is offline
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Default Hello, Where do i go from here

66 yr old male. Once married, once divorced. Currently sharing a home with a sweet loving woman.

I collided with "The Ethical Slut" and was captivated by the philosophy. Scared to death of the work that would be involved, but so intrigued by the possibilities . Can this be something I could still make happen at my age?

I am looking for constructive dialogue, as to the possibility of creating a successful polyamory relationship at my age.

Thanks in advance for your help
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Old 08-26-2016, 08:23 PM
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Greetings Novus909,
Welcome to our forum. Please feel free to lurk, browse, etc.

I think that age is not a factor in determining whether you can "do poly;" we have several very active members here who are "older." I myself am 50 if that helps.

Just ask any questions you may have; we'll try to answer.

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Old Yesterday, 08:50 AM
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Hi, Novus909, and welcome!

You've got 5 years on me (and I hope that in 5 years I won't feel that I've outgrown polyamory). You know, they used to write books and articles convincing people our age that our sexual life needn't be over already... or even for some years to come.

There are plenty of people our age who cheat on their partners. As the title of your book suggests, polyamory is an ethical stance (and I also hope that in 5 years I won't feel that I've outgrown ethics).

Since it is an ehical stance, you have to make sure that your "sweet loving woman" is onboard with this. n.b. This does not mean that she has to find another lover (if you surf this forum, you'll find plenty of examples of "monos" happily sharing their "poly" partners with others: not guaranteed trouble-free or painless... but then neither is a poly-poly-poly relationship, a mono-mono one... or Life in general).

What it does mean is that you can't have another lover and demand that your partner reserve all her love for yourself. That would be unethical and anti-poly.

Looking forward to more entries in the log of your "scary" journey into the unknown...

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