In Praise of Open Relationships

In Praise of Open Relationships : On Love, Sex, Reason, and Happiness

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For most people today, romantic love is tantamount to monogamy. However, the ideal of one true love that lasts forever has long given way to the sobering reality of serial monogamy. The simple fact that a life may comprise more than one love poses a challenge to our established conception of fidelity. Why must one love end when another one begins? In this book, the meaning of love and sexuality is reassessed. The author points out that emotion, reason, commitment, and freedom do not have to be at odds. Monogamy as a relationship model is shown to rest on questionable preconceptions. Its impositions prove objectionable not only from a hedonistic, but also from an ethical point of view. Alternative models such as Don t ask, don t tell agreements, swinging, and polyamory are reviewed."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 106 x 160 x 8mm | 80g
  • Bertz + Fischer
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • 386505725X
  • 9783865057259
  • 1,307,830

About Oliver Schott

Oliver Schott is a corrector and author for the German weekly newspaper "Jungle World."show more

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The best book on open relationships. " " "Die Zeit""show more

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