The open relationship is at odds with what might be considered traditional values, but is it at odds with inherent goodness?
We’re excluding deceit—which I think we can all agree is at odds with goodness—in this conversation and limiting it strictly to relationships which are both consensual and where everyone in the them knows that the relationship is a polyamorous one. Can you be a good man (or woman) and still have sex with more than one partner?
Are such relationships sustainable over the long-term or are they doomed to fail because of human jealousy? If they are doomed to fail, does that make the people in them “bad?”
Are you in love with all of your partners? If so, does that make these relationships “good?” Is it only “bad” if some of them are just sexual in nature?
Is monogamy inherently good? Or is it just seen as more acceptable culturally and therefore is “good” by default?
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