The Benefits of Polyamory

Last month the Metro carried an article on polyamory in which they asked the question:

What are the benefits of a poly relationship?

The answer:

You can experience a unique and lasting love with more than one person, which opens you up to lots of different experiences with multiple people.

You can do this without having sex, unless those “different experiences” are having sex.

If you’re feeling down, or need support, you’ll have more than one loving partner to turn to – which will add increased comfort and reassurance.

When in need of support, is it really necessary that it comes from more than one person you’re having sex with?

It’s also a good setup for those who like to get creative in bed – with everyone being into different things in the bedroom, a person who wants to try lots of things can get experimental with more than one person, and learn things from multiple lovers.

Ah, it’s mainly about sex, then. I’ve noticed this before.

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10 thoughts on “The Benefits of Polyamory

  1. “If you’re feeling down, or need support, you’ll have more than one loving partner to turn to – which will add increased comfort and reassurance.”

    Jesus Christ: why the assumption that you need comfort and support? Is there anyone left who, when the going gets tough, just keeps buggering on?

    I’ll ask advice when I’m stuck, I’ll find out what options I have, but I’ve never seen the point of sitting with someone just emoting to make myself feel better.

  2. I’d love to know what all the “creative in bed” stuff the papers constantly bang [sic] on about is. At the end of the day, there are a limited number of tabs and slots, variety in personal taste for particular tabs and/or slots and positions in which tabs and slots can be aligned, and which can all be embellished with whatever accessories, dress-ups, squirrel suits, etc, and I guess psychoactive substances, take both (or in this case, all three of) your fancies.

    What am I missing?

  3. And of course the third (or further) person surely introduces their own view of what’s pervy or unpleasant so they aren’t doing it. Thus you must actually have more limited, not expanded, options, at least when all three of you are around.

  4. BiG – I would think that people who are willing to sign up for a three-way in the first place have, on average, a pretty expansive definition of acceptable sexual practices. Selection bias, doncha know.

  5. “It’s also a good setup for those who like to get creative in bed ”

    Yeah, Baby, Yeah!
    – Austin Powers

  6. If all sorts of bedroom fun and games are more likely to be permitted and indeed actively explored in supportive polyamory relationships then there’s possibly this:

    “Thank you for your support, I will wear it always.”

    On a further note, the Metro is an astonishingly crappy little rag.

  7. I’d love to know what all the “creative in bed” stuff the papers constantly bang [sic] on about is.

    I have no idea either. It seems to rest on the notion that the sex lives of two people who are extremely comfortable and compatible can be improved by getting another person involved.

  8. Is there anyone left who, when the going gets tough, just keeps buggering on?

    That’s where the male part of the trio comes in.

  9. Looks like polyarmory is to 2017 what transsexuals were to 2016, the goto issue to signal how hip and virtuous you are.

  10. Looks like polyarmory is to 2017 what transsexuals were to 2016, the goto issue to signal how hip and virtuous you are.

    Yes.

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