My Wife Likes My Beard and So Does My Girlfriend

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  1. Ryan Bjorklund says:

    I have been beguiled!

    Now I am certain that Norelco products are also good for making punji pits.

    Clever guy, you!

  2. Joanna Schroeder says:

    You had me for a second there, Mark!

    Funny stuff!

  3. And here I was for a moment, thinking I was reading an article on ethical polyamory.

  4. “(…Oh, uh, a quick side note here…..Need I say that my wife and my girlfriend are the same person? No, I course I don’t need to say that. You knew that already, right? ….OF COURSE you did….)”

    Yeah you do need to say that…because stories of healthy polyamorous relationships do exist.

    • Actually, I’m all for the courageous folks who practice successful polyamory. I just don’t happen to be one of them. Not condemning any practices or policies. In full support of the over throw of the patriarchy. And the matriarchy. And the 24 hour news cycle. And all the rest of it.

      • I wasn’t saying you didn’t support polyamory…I was saying that sentence was a bit heteronormative…maybe monogamy-normative might be a better word. You were implying you don’t even have to point out that your girlfriend is your wife because, duh, everyone should expect that. Get what I’m saying?

        It’s nitpicky on my part in some ways, but I think it’s still relevant and valid.

        • Believe it or not, I was actually aiming that part of my post at the people who know me and will see this post on my Facebook page. Just trying to keep things clear for my in-laws. Thanks for the comments.

        • Stories about healthy polyamory don’t just *exist* here, they devoted a whole special section to it a few months back. Totally relavant and valid, even understated point that Heather is making.

        • Okay Heather and Bob. I made the thing Polyamory friendly…. Now I’m going to go away and soak my head. At the beach. For real.

          • Yes! You will definitely get a closer shave that way! Which ethical multiple partner will you take to the beach with you?

            • Shirley says:

              I like my husband’s beard *and* my boyfriend’s beard. And they like each other. They are different people. And different beards.

        • Jamie Parsons says:

          I think it was a joke and I found it funny, like most people would.

  5. When I read an article only to find out half way through that it is:

    1.) Not an article about what it says it is about (polyamory), and

    2.) An ad disguised as an article (with no warning that it is so on the clickable link on G+),

    • Sorry Bob. I’ve added a disclaimer at the top about the fact that the post includes an endorsement. As for the article saying its about polyamory, it does not say that’s what its about. I implies that’s what its about and then goes in another direction. No offense intended.

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