Recently, singer/poet/actress Jill Scott created a firestorm on the social networking site twitter when she tweeted “What do you think about open relationships? Been considering” The tweet was met with both support and ridicule by her followers who replied using scripture, statistics, home spun wisdom and sister girl anecdotes. Even celebrities such as Chilli of TLC responded tweeting “Hell naw to open relationships.” and actor Brian White who tweeted “A woman doesn’t consider open relationships unless she has been hurt, isn’t getting what she needs or is being spiteful.”
In my over three decades of living I’ve never witnessed so many people considering or engaging in so-called open relationships, to each his own but I can’t make any logic out of a committed non-monogamous relationship. The benefits are obvious. But what about the costs?
Why not just stay single and smash whenever you want and whoever you choose?
Is it sexual liberation or an act of desperation? Are monogamy and commitment things of the past?