Polyamorous behaviors will make your monogamous relation better

In an article about Polyamory as the new sexual revolution, the Scientific American suggests that polyamorous behaviors will make your monogamous relation better.

Communication about feelings as enrichment

The polyamorous behaviors worth adopting begin with intense communication about feelings. While many monogamous people imagine this to be very exhausting, research shows that not only in polyamorous relationships but also in monogamous relationships, intense communication is an important means of keeping the relationship alive. The contact to the other person becomes more intense because one experiences the interest of the other person more intensively.

Jealousy less problematic or even absent

Since polyamorous people experience communication about feelings as enriching, conversations about dealing with jealousy are less problematic for them than for monogamous people. Above all, however, jealousy occurs less often in a poly relationship, since polyamorous people from the outset see relationships and sex with others as something positive.

Better protection against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases

Also in the field of sexually responsible behavior in the context of protection against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases monogamous people can learn something from polyamorous people.

As polyamorous people, from the outset, plan for the possibility of sexual contacts with others, they are usually prepared and think of the protection when necessary.

Many monogamous people show a far more risky behavior during sex with partners outside their relationship. The assumption of the scientists is that here a psychological self-deception takes place. Just because these people see themselves as monogamous, they do not prepare themselves for sex with others, either mentally, or by constantly carrying condoms.

Maybe picking up some of these polyamorous behaviors will make your monogamous relation better

If the above summary got you curious, I suggest reading the full article at Scientific American.

Polyamory and Science

In the article series Polyamory Science on Polyamory Magazine you will find all articles about scientific research about Polyamory.

Other articles about polyamory

This article series is part of the article series about Polyamory, where you will find all articles on this topic. They are subdivided into various sub-areas, for example:

Coming-out as a polyamorous
Polyamory - one woman and several men
Interviews about Polyamory

You can find articles here that I have found all over the world, some in German and even more often in English.

More information about Polyamory

In the section "What is Polyamory" you will find information about what Polyamory is, how Polyamory works, where you can meet other polyamorous people, as well as other topics, for example (all coming soon, translation is in progress):

  • Prejudices about Polyamory describes common prejudices about Polyamory and presents you with the scientifically documented reality
  • Polyamory Events and Meetings
  • Polyamory dating websites
  • Polyamory Science with results from research about Polyamory

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About Viktor Leberecht 418 Articles
Viktor Leberecht is my pseudonym for my work as a freelance author. I have a Master´s Degree (M.A.) in history, and I have had vocational training and many years of experience as a journalist. I have lived in a polyamorous relationship with a woman who is married to another man since 2003. I write about polyamory, to inform, refute prejudice, and to promote the social acceptance of polyamory. I am committed to multiple relations within the framework of human rights, which, of course, means the same rights for everybody.

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