Ethical non-monogamy (ENM) is the practice of taking part in romantic relationships that are not completely exclusive between two people. While it may not be the default way to conduct romantic relationships, assorted forms of non-monogamy have grown in popularity in recent years.
Why is it ethically non-monogamous?
The “ethical” distinguishes it from infidelity or coerced relationships. Ethical non-monogamy emphasizes that everybodys informed consent is needed. In other words, all partners know about one another and consent to it. Anybody who wants to practice ethical non-monogamy can do so.
Is non-monogamy legit?
Consensual non-monogamous relationships are just as healthy and satisfying as monogamous ones. In one of her more recent studies, published in the Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, Wood analyzed data from 206 monogamous couples and 142 non-monogamous couples.
What are the disadvantages of monogamy?
The principal disadvantage of monogamy is a lack of variety. Monogamy has the potential to lead to routine, and possibly boredom. People often equate excitement in a relationship with the ability to be with a number of individuals, potentially as part of an open or sometimes polyamorous relationship.