Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The rise of Polyamory

Polyamory has gone big time” writes Bill Muehlenberg at Culture Watch.

Social commentator Bill Muehlenberg reports that interest in polyamory - meaning “many loves” and involving concepts such as group love and group marriage - is growing and represents a new stage in the sexual revolution that started in the 1960s when marriage and family were attacked by social engineers and sexual libertines.

(Via The Australian Conservative)

Polyamorists can be traced back to the anti-monogamy movements of the sixties and seventies—from hippie communes, to the support groups that grew up around Robert Rimmer’s 1966 novel “The Harrad Experiment,” to Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh cult likes. Now we are witnessing a modern polyamory movement inspired, amongst other things by the growing gay marriage groups.

I find this disturbing to say the least as unlike the archetypal forms of polygamy, polyamory encompasses an unsettling mixture of sexual combinations.

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