Polyamory and non-traditional relationships

I’m a firm believer in personal choice, freedom, and responsibility when it comes to relating to other people. I’m also a believer in doing whatever works. Conventional monogamous relationships appeal to some people, and they work well for some people. I’m all for that relationship style if both parties agree to it and feel comfortable with it.

But many people are not comfortable or satisfied with the prospect of a lifelong, monogamous bond. Most of us enjoy some variety in our intimate partnerships. Some people prefer to find this variety by means of serial monogamous relationships, and others prefer to maintain intimate connections with multiple people simultaneously, in any of a vast array of mutually agreed-upon configurations. And some people prefer to forgo partnerships altogether. I celebrate everyone’s right to choose their own relationship path.