Polyamory bingo

I’ll not ask my readers to accompany me as I wade through yet another article explaining how polyamorists are so radical, so I’ll keep it brief:

To find polyamorists today, head to Brooklyn.

Brooklyn – check!

Attendees can choose to sketch drawings of posed models, but most people opt to stand around, mingling and talking.

Polyamorists masquerading as artists – check!

But the attendees of Tableaux fit in with the rest of privileged, gentrified Brooklyn.

Polyamory being a pursuit of the privileged middle classes – check!

I had coffee in Manhattan with Leon Feingold, an exceptionally tall, friendly polyamorist, eager to talk about his high IQ and his sexual philosophies.

Polyamorists think they exist on a higher plane than ordinary people – check!

Feingold, who wore a red Hawaiian shirt and two necklaces, one featuring a Chinese star with flamed tips (designed at Burning Man in commemoration of his late wife)

Burning Man – check!

Feingold, who works as a real-estate broker and helped to establish a sex-positive, three-story, 15-bedroom apartment building in the Bushwick neighborhood

Bushwick – check!

believes polyamory reflects high intelligence.

Polyamorist suffering from delusion – check!

But, at minimum, these surveys suggest that the number of polyamorous Americans is in the hundreds of thousands, and perhaps in the millions.

Attempts to convince polyamory is normal – check!

“What’s happening now is so much more healthy, because it’s deciding for yourself,” says Jessica*, a 34-year-old

Over thirty and unable to build lasting relationships – check!

describes polyamorous politics as a mixture of socialism—a respect for a non-hierarchical society that values collective, community decision-making

Lefty politics – check!

a polyamorous friend who recently lost her housing soon after becoming pregnant, but was able to live comfortably with friends and lovers for several months before finding a new place of her own.

Degeneracy – check!

Elise* is 14 years old and lives in Springfield, Virginia, not too far south of Washington, DC, with her mom, her mother’s boyfriend, and her mother’s boyfriend’s wife.

Child abuse – check!

Weirdos – check!

This is probably the only interesting sentence in the whole piece:

For example, Jessica and other polyamorists I speak with say there’s very little discussion about the right for polyamorous marriage, because few in today’s poly community believe government recognition of a union is a worthwhile goal.

That’s how gays used to view marriage; look how quickly it became a fundamental human right and questioning it moved beyond the pale.

(via Ben Sixsmith)

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12 thoughts on “Polyamory bingo

  1. describes polyamorous politics as a mixture of socialism—a respect for a non-hierarchical society that values collective, community decision-making

    Ahahahahaha.

    Disguise the rank selfishness of their personal behaviour with a cloak of insincere and imaginary empathy for others.

  2. I’m not going to click on any more of your polyamory articles because you always include one of those photos.

    They walk among us!

  3. A lot of this used to apply to gays too: a bit lefty, artistic, live in hip neighbourhoods, middle class(ish), preach how it’s perfectly normal, degeneracy (arguable), etc. The difference is that the gays have more emotional maturity. I can’t imagine a poly person ever entering politics at anything beyond student level.

    The old bloke in that last photo is clearly getting more action than most people his age. But the younger bloke should have put his foot down.

  4. The difference is that the gays have more emotional maturity. I can’t imagine a poly person ever entering politics at anything beyond student level.

    Uh-huh.

    They have better experience hiding it.

  5. “They have better experience hiding it.”

    Not sure about that. Gays aren’t a homogenous group. Those gays who are attention-seekers, exhibitionists and leftist activists grab the limelight. Elsewhere, there are gays who have right-wing and conservative views and who simply want to live quiet and enjoyable lives. They dress conservatively, shun the gay ‘scene’ and do not see their attraction to other blokes as the defining feature of their existence.

    Polyamorists are attention-seeking, exhibitionistic proselytisers for their lifestyle choice – the exact opposite to the conservative gay.

  6. Gays used to be “attention-seeking, exhibitionistic proselytisers for their lifestyle choice” – but they stopped going on about it once they gained social acceptance.

    I just hope the same doesn’t happen with polyamorists.

  7. Andrew M

    “The old bloke in that last photo is clearly getting more action than most people his age.”

    Where you have prey, you will have predators. Don’t underestimate how many sociopaths will be lurking around these circles.

  8. “describes polyamorous politics as a mixture of socialism—a respect for a non-hierarchical society that values collective, community decision-making”

    Before my time, but weren’t the Marxists in the 60’s all about these things and look basically exactly the same as these people, but the polygamy was secondary to the Marxism?

    I seem to recall an old guy in London being arrested a few years ago for ‘slavery’ after the Marxist/Polgamist ‘commune’ got busted open after many decades?

    Here is it;

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/25/slavery-london

  9. The article has one character, pronoun “they”, who identifies as a non-binary demigirl (half girl, half … unspecified).

    It’s impossible to parody. They’ll identify as an abstract object next.

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