This has been floating around in my head for some time now and given the interview on SBS Insight the other night, it seemed timely to drag it out into the interwebs.
The allure of polyamoury is pretty simple. If you fall in love with someone else but still love your partner, why shouldn’t you have the freedom to pursue the other person? Given that everyone is amenable, there is surely nothing wrong with having two partners. After all, there’s a strong tradition of multiple marriages throughout history usually with a man having multiple wives. Polyamoury merely redresses a historical gender imbalance by providing everyone with similar choices.
So far so good.
However, it may be worthwhile considering in a bit more detail what happens before you meet this other person.