Most cultures in the world value the pair bond between a man and woman above all else. Such a union is the very cornerstone of our societies, couples and family.
The notion of Polyamory, poly meaning many and amory meaning love, literally many loves, is upsetting to many. Polygamy is plural marriage, polyamory is love with many without the marriage.
Now lots of people are in multiple relationships, a wife and a girlfriend type of situation, but in most cases this is done in secret, not with the knowledge of the other partner, and certainly not their approval. Ones into Polyamory are all open, all approving.
I can certainly understand being in love with two different people at the same time. They each have different qualities and make you feel different ways, yet each still valued. You can love steak, and also love candy bars, but they are very different from each other, aren’t they, of course, yet you don’t want to give either up.
Ones that embrace Polyamory recognize that monogamy isn’t really a natural state of being for man to be in, so they allow themselves to be in love with more than one person at the same time. I understand the appeal of such a way of thinking, but how practical is it really to live life like this and raise a family, etc. Not very. I can’t imagine one always wouldn’t feel like second choice. People should be allowed to do as they wish as long as they aren’t hurting others and everyone is agreeable.
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