Polyamory love and dating
NEW YORK (JTA) — Bud Izen wasn’t prepared for the reaction he received the first time he brought his two girlfriends with him to synagogue in Eugene, Ore.
The rabbi stopped the trio in the parking lot outside the synagogue and grilled Izen’s partners about whether or not they were really Jewish.
In the ‘80’s, ‘90’s and into the early 2000’s, I appeared on a lot of television talk shows and a few documentaries, mostly as an expert on polyamory, but I don’t have any experience at all with reality TV which has only taken off in recent years, apart from watching a few episodes of the most popular shows and talking with a half dozen producers over the years who thought that a reality TV series on polyamory would be a big hit.
None of those conversations ever led to a show getting on the air so far as I know, although a few pilots were shot and at least one contract signed.
But there's one in particular that I'd like to discuss: the idea that "polyamory" means "committed couple who have casual partners on the side." There has been much talk about "open marriage" and "open relationships" in recent years, with some even paradoxically dubbing non-monogamy "the new monogamy." In this open-marriage conception of non-monogamous relationships, there is still a central, committed (often legally married) couple, who allow one another to engage in purely sexual (or at least quite casual) outside relationships.
I’d better begin by saying that I don’t own a television set, not even for watching movies and I haven’t had cable service for nearly twenty years.
As you may have guessed, this means that I don’t watch a lot of television, cable or otherwise.
And thanks to the fans who tuned in every week and those of you who supported me throughout this journey." From Kamala Devi, a central figure in both seasons: "Thank you fans and friends who supported us through this controversial and groundbreaking project, and special thanks to Creator/Director Natalia Garcia for showing the world that monogamy is not the only option.
Having two solid seasons on a well-known cable network like Showtime is a HUGE win for humanity." Here's the San Diego family's continuing Facebook page with news from Kamala and others.