Polyamory Versus Monogamy
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 5 December 2010, Question 1
I answered a question on polyamory versus monogamy on Philosophy in Action Radio on 5 December 2010. You can listen to or download the podcast segment below – or check out the whole episode.
What's wrong with multiple sexual partners at a time? Why do you think that multiple romantic partners are psychologically destructive for everyone involved? What is it about romantic love that you think demands attention on one and only one other person?
My Answer, In Brief: Sex is an inherently intimate act, and it's not possible to be in meaningful sexual relationship with two people without doing harm to oneself in some way or other.
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