Polyamorous manners

By Jeffrey Polet for FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC
http://www.frontporchrepublic.com/2011/06/polyamorous-manners/

Miss Manners has weighed in on proper etiquette as regards persons in “polyamorous relationships.” I am fascinated here by at least three things: 1) the reference to the polyamorous community; 2) the blithe acceptance of such relationships; and, 3) the increasing confusion and fragility of persons within these relationships over their “status.” JMW has been arguing that marriage must be grounded in our natures and lead to the fulfillment of such, and that ideas such as “happy for their happiness” are too thin to bear the weight of human sexuality and serve mainly to mask the untethered nature of ones own sexual impulses. I take this to be further evidence.

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