According to a study released in May 2021, one in nine Americans have tried a poly relationship, and one in six would like to try one. In fact, according to a YouGov study, half of all Millennials do not want a "completely monogamous relationship." So what's the attraction to polyamory? Is it the thought of not having one sexual partner for the remainder of your life? Is it the prospect of sharing resources? Like being able to plunder more than one wine collection at a time? (That's what got me started).
On this episode, I talk to Dr. Elisabeth Sheff, a sociologist who has been studying polyamory trends for over two decades. I also take her online survey, The Bonding Project, which helps individuals understand their own feelings about polyamorous relationships. And what wine pairs with polyamory? The 2017 Fogelson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley...because it's...complex. Pick it up now for only $29 per bottle!