From the January/February, 2010 issue of Touchstone
Domestic Disturbances by Patrick F. Fagan

Domestic Disturbances

The Rising Polyamorous Culture Is Out to Get Your Children

by Patrick F. Fagan

The culture of the traditional family is now in intense competition with a very different culture. The defining difference between the two is the sexual ideal each embraces. The traditional family of Western civilization is based on lifelong monogamy. The competing culture is “polyamorous,” normally a serial polygamy, but also increasingly polymorphous in its different sexual expressions.

I hope there is elegance in the simple distinction between the ideals that distinguish the two cultures: monogamy and polymorphous serial polygamy, or “polyamory” for short.

Between these two cultures . . .


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