- Sex & Drugs
- 14 Aug 17
A fascinating new book suggests it’s at least worth questioning standard sexual mores...
Here’s an interesting statistic: over 40 percent of gay men have been, or are in, open relationships. The same is true for just 5 percent of straight and lesbian couples.
Here’s another one: straight women are much more likely than men to suggest opening up a sexual relationship. According to a survey of their members by the ethical cheating website Open Minded, two-thirds of open relationships begin at a woman’s instigation.
These, and other statistics from the sexual landscape litter comedian Rosie Wilby’s book, Is Monogamy Dead? The book is partly a relationship autobiography and partly a questioning of sexual attitudes and our conflicting desires. The biggest, and most intractable of these is that most of us want committed partnerships as well as the excitement of meeting new lovers.