Should You Reject Monogamy?


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Justin and Alex join Zach to discuss his claim that open relationships are for everybody. They define some terms—like amatonormativity, dyadic, monogamy, and open relationships—and then set out some arguments for why we should reject monogamy. But if we do, where does that leave us? What would our relationships look like outside of the institution of monogamy? The vimmers do some philosophy of love and cultural criticism. Join with an open mind! How to approach the episode- 3:00 Defining terms- 7:50 Six hallmarks of monogamy: 1. Sexual Exclusivity- 14:00 2. Emotional Exclusivity- 18:06 3. Jealousy- 23:55 4. Marriage- 30:18 5. Supreme Importance- 35:10 6. Universality- 38:45 Critiques of monogamy- 45:00 Rejecting monogamy vs. rejecting amatonormativity- 1:18:30 An attempt at a three sentence summary- 1:22:15 A big argument to end- 1:23:30 Read the source article: Read Justin’s article on cheating:

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