Neither of them had had an open relationship before, though it was something that Leah had contemplated.
This generation is radically rethinking straight sex and marriage, but at what cost? The top comment was someone saying that basically, if you didn't believe in your own self-worth, your relationship wouldn't work.In fact, millions of amounts of any currency are pumped into billboards, ads, and everything else around you for the sole purpose of convincing you that you are not enough and spending more money will make you enough. On top of that, if you were raised in an abusive home, if you were gaslit into thinking that your emotions were always invalid, if you were forced to believe that in some way you are always lacking -- you doubt yourself by default. Some of us have confidence at some points in our lives and not at others. Poly people are sometimes under the delusion that they were a wad of cookie dough turned into carved wood by their multiple relationships and they, unlike the sad IKEA-obsessed monogamous souls, hold the key to romantic enlightenment. Does my at times poor mental health make our relationship "not work"? My relationship "works" because it's not just about me and me bottling up my emotions.And poly proponents are quite passionate about their choice. THE NEW NATURAL"Monogamy isn't natural", but neither is polyamory (or "ethical non-monogamy", as it is also called). And much of what is acceptable now – homosexuality, kink, pre-marital sex – was considered to be aberrant back then, or still is in other societies.I have (unwittingly) ended up on dates with poly men who explain to me earnestly that monogamy "isn't natural". Polygyny (one man with several female partners) and polyandry (one women with several men) is out of favour, but polyamory is gaining traction as a sexual/romantic lifestyle.