Today at Powell’s City of Books, I bought The Ethical Slut. After reading the first two chapters, I stopped to think of what other guides I’ve come across, other literature & publications that are out there about this same topic and have been frustrated to find a staggering few. Even in Powell’s, I couldn’t find a section of books about “alternative” forms of human sexuality. The Ethical Slut was located in the Erotica section which I don’t quite see as being Erotica, per se. Regardless, it’s a great tool for alleviating any notions about the validity of relationships outside of monogamy. I’ve always felt within the realm of deviance when it comes to relationships, and I found the most difficult part of that is getting involved with others who do not share this ideal. I end up hurting people I care deeply about because I don’t know how to rectify the situation. So: to those who also feel as if they live outside the realm of monogamy—pick it up. 

Today at Powell’s City of Books, I bought The Ethical Slut. After reading the first two chapters, I stopped to think of what other guides I’ve come across, other literature & publications that are out there about this same topic and have been frustrated to find a staggering few. Even in Powell’s, I couldn’t find a section of books about “alternative” forms of human sexuality. The Ethical Slut was located in the Erotica section which I don’t quite see as being Erotica, per se. Regardless, it’s a great tool for alleviating any notions about the validity of relationships outside of monogamy. I’ve always felt within the realm of deviance when it comes to relationships, and I found the most difficult part of that is getting involved with others who do not share this ideal. I end up hurting people I care deeply about because I don’t know how to rectify the situation. So: to those who also feel as if they live outside the realm of monogamy—pick it up.