After the mop up operations were complete and the last incalcitrant resisters snuffed out in the Culture War battle over transgenderism, this blog suspected the next front in the siege on sexual mores would be against the presumption of at least serial monogamy. The celebration of open relationships is on the way!
That doesn’t look like a very astute prediction now. Incestuous and possibly even underage relationships may get there first. When so much of the public discourse is about reducing economic inequality, proposing a change that would increase sexual inequality is out of step with the times.
Still, without a religious or philosophical base to repair the walls, weathering wears down the walls. Many zoomers and millennials like the idea:
On the other hand, maybe they like the idea of any kind of relationship because they’ve spent so much time unable to become involved in one.
Parenthetically, YouGov doesn’t provide racial breakdowns in many of its one-off survey questions like this one. They’d likely be interesting and thus included if they were available.