My dear online friend and delightful fellow blogger, MrMary, has quite the intriguing post up at his place today. I highly recommend checking it out;
As I said on his blog, my own views on monogamy and fidelity are not typical. For example, I recognize that marriage laws (in the USA, Canada, and UK at least) are currently very woman-centric. Though there’s little doubt in my mind that I *could* wed a man and then proceed to frivolously divorce him, I find the very idea morally reprehensible. That, and my readers know I enjoy my freedom too much to entertain ideas of monogamy.
Which brings me to the concept of fidelity…I find it weird to live under the assumption that you can find “The One” man/woman who will make your life complete. For one thing, you should never look for someone to be your other half, as you’re essentially saying that you are somehow incomplete alone.
Human beings are, in my opinion, not naturally monogamous…there are few animals who stay with a single partner their entire lives. It’s a strange idea indeed, that we should be any different, and I feel that both men and women should be able to have numerous consensual partners in their lives (if that’s what they wish *and* they do so responsibly). The issues come up when people actually “cheat”, don’t use proper protection, are subjected to abstinence only education, or use sex as a tool/bargaining chip rather than accepting it for what it is.
So, those are my views. How about yours?