I Think Monogamy Is Overrated

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    P**** (cat)

    We weren’t bad boys, just mischievous; Martin and I spent a lot of time visiting the Headmasters office while at secondary school. Back from summer break we had a lot to catch up on – lessons were far from our mind. Sometime over the holidays Martin had discovered...
    gerardfsmith gerardfsmith
    41-45, M
    Nov 30, 2010

    Although I am in a monogamous relationship,

    I don't believe we are all meant to be. It's interesting to look at different species that are and aren't, and compare that to human behaviour.
    neveragoodusername neveragoodusername
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 25, 2014

    The Death Of Monogamy

    “Tell me honestly Dad, did you ever cheat on Mum?” I asked my Father in the midst of a heart to heart chat. “Never,” was his emphatic reply. At 19 he vowed to love and cherish my Mother until death do them part. 51 years later my Mother’s sudden...
    gerardfsmith gerardfsmith
    41-45, M
    1 Response Nov 28, 2010

    Monogamy Is Incomplete

    This is a conclusion I've based on the following things: -- Monogamy is based on the completely idealistic notion that there is just one person for everyone and that each person will be satisfied by that "one" forever. -- The needs of a person cannot be fulfilled by...
    Jayk Jayk
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2009

    I am monogamous... Yes,

    I do think monogamy is overrated. But, I also feel that it is the culture that keeps us going this way. If it weren't for monogamy, people would be less tolerant of their partners. If it weren't for monogamy, people would probably have had a different concept of ownership. It...
    niceind niceind
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 14, 2015

    My Thoughts On It

    Requested by Mahal1023 Many would say my childhood was a bit unusual. It wasn’t until I was older and my parents were no longer together that I looked back and realized that my younger years that I cherish so much are quite different than most grew up in.     When my...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jun 17, 2012

    Like Ice Cream

    Monogamy is boring. Sure you love the one your with, but like ice cream there are other flavors. Sticking with one sex can get boring too. Try something different, add a little variety to your life.
    JustSillyStuff JustSillyStuff
    46-50, T
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2008

    It's Too Dangerous...

    I'd rather have a poly marriage to make sure the family unit will always be able to survive.
    BealzesBud BealzesBud
    36-40, M
    May 29, 2009

    I've been married for 7 years

    and was with my now-wife for 6 years before that. We've both been monogamous during that entire time, but I have to admit that the idea of more is appealing. Fortunately, my wife agrees, at least to some degree. She's brought up the idea of adding a woman, possibly as an ongoing...
    sfaaikido sfaaikido
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Sep 5, 2015

    I believe the expectation of monogamy causes

    more problems than it solves. Still thinking through it all though.
    Sicarium Sicarium
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Feb 15

    It seems that we are not meant

    for monogamy, that our needs cannot be fulfilled by only one person. And frankly that's a lot of pressure to put on one person! The entire concept seems outdated and that we should strive to love who we want to love and be with the people that make us happy
    ashtt ashtt
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Jun 27, 2014

    How Depressing

    Monogamy depresses me.  Being stuck with the same person forever.  ******* that person and no-one else.  I don't want to EVER get married.  It would kill me.  I don't want to be tied down, but I don't want to be completely alone either.  Why do...
    NorthernStar NorthernStar
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2009

    Never Been In A Monogamous Relationship

    I'm not monogamous, and I've known it for a few years now. My first relationship was with two guys, friends. I wanted to be with both of them, and I was. We were happy for a long time, like a year, and then my primary went and signed up for the Army, and got deployed. Maybe they...
    ShyButterflyLover ShyButterflyLover
    18-21, F
    Sep 9, 2012

    The Thrill Of The Hunt!!

    Remember the warm fuzzy feelings that overcome you when establishing a romantic bond? Well, I am addicted to that feeling. I honestly believe that I can give a woman the best 90 days of her life. I love the introductions, witty humor, 2 hour phone conversations and mind blowing...
    midnight73 midnight73
    1 Response Dec 15, 2011
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