Wow, thanks for all the great conversation here in the past few days! I’m fortunate that I’m getting lots of good things to talk about. In fact, someone already sent me a letter, despite the fact that I don’t have a place to submit one yet! Sweet!!
Do any of you have any research citations or other data to give to Syl, in answer to his question about whether polyamory is “wired in” as he puts it? (Interestingly, we’ve already touched on that in the last post, Vocabulary Words: Couples & Polyamory.)
Best wishes for a great New Year!!
And now a quick question. How do your feel about poly “wiring”?
I have always been skeptical of the idea that poly is “wired in” the same way as being gay, opting for the notion that everybody can be poly given appropriate upbringing and societal/community support, but I have begun to wonder.
Do you have pointers to any research that could shed light in this area? The fact that even being homosexual can lie on a continuum spectrum makes this even more challenging…
Nature or nurture? Behavior or orientation? “Wired in” or “taught”? Or maybe some of each? References, please, if you have them, in addition to your opinions. So WHY do you believe what you believe?
Thanks for your contributions!