Recently, the Washington Post ran an article about recent trends in non-monogamous marriage. The article centers on a married woman named Jessie, who engages in "ethical non-monogamy." There are other words for this: open or nonexclusive marriage, polyamory, polygamy, swinging, cuckoldry, hotwifing, etc. In the article, the growth of nonmonogamy is "in keeping with decades of widespread social change and women's empowerment." What's startling are the comments, more than 1,300, most of which are "snarling denunciations" (in the words of one of the last comments to be posted). It appears that, among the presumably liberal and well-educated readership of the Post, there is deep hostility toward married couples who engage in any of these practices. There's even some along the lines of: "I told you that teh gays would ruin marriage." (Note: it takes many, many clicks to access all 1344 comments. I eventually gave up.) As I've mentioned before, I'm not an unbiased observer. Three good friends of mine (a woman and her two co-husbands, no kids) have been a polyamorous triple for decades now, right up to the present. Other friends have been swingers, and no disaster resulted. I am strongly inclined to be tolerant. I'm taken aback by the intense hate. What's your view of non-monogamous marriage?