Tag Archive for 'Polysexuality'

Sexuality and Privacy

by Jason Stotts I think that some of the ideas that people hold about sex are quite interesting.  Some people think that monogamy is natural (it isn’t, although it still might be an optimal form of relationship for some people).  Some people think that the purpose of sex is reproduction (that’s only one possible end […]

Question: The Moral Hazard of Bisexuality

by Jason Stotts I love getting questions from readers, even though  I don’t always feature them on Erosophia.  This question is one that many people probably have, so I thought I’d share it and my response for those of you who won’t ask, but still want to know. Today’s question is on the moral hazard […]

Formspring: Sex without Love?

by Jason Stotts Another question from a reader from Formspring: What are your thoughts on relationships that are purely sexual in nature and in which there is no expectation of romance or dating? This is a complicated question. From a moral standpoint, this can be done perfectly morally.  I’ve talked about the criteria for this kind of relationship before […]

Sex at Dawn

by Jason Stotts I’ve recommended the book Sex at Dawn a number of times now, both in person and online.  It’s a very interesting book about the sexual history of the human species and I think it proves that humans are not naturally monogamous.  I highly, and enthusiastically, recommend it, even though it does contain […]


by Jason Stotts Compersion is a word commonly used in polyamorist and swinger circles.  It means, roughly, the ability to derive pleasure from your partner’s pleasure.  However, from an etymological standpoint, the word is absolute nonsense – an utter abomination of a word.  The prefix “com-” mean “with” or “together,” the prefix “per-” means “through,” and the suffix […]

Life on the Swingset

by Jason Stotts Life on the Swingset is a blog and podcast website dedicated to getting good information out there about what it’s really like to be a swinger and on issues related to this.  In an effort to expand the reach of Erosophia, I reached out to them about putting up some of my […]

On Polysexuality (5/5)

by Jason Stotts The Optimal Solution? In order to look more in depth into polysexuality, let us take a look at the two kinds of polysexuality and see which form is more likely to maximize our happiness.  In order to do so, we will assume that a couple can meet all of the above requirements […]

On Polysexuality (4/5)

by Jason Stotts Necessary Conditions for Morally Permissible Polysexuality The necessary conditions to morally engage in polysexuality all stem from the moral standard that we identified earlier: the good is that which improves a person’s life and happiness as well as those of his partner, while the evil is that which harms a person’s life […]