Monogamous Liaison: Them: Yes ___ No ___

Once you progress past the initial dating stage and have become intimate, do you both believe in being monogamous? In this day and age of deadly diseases it’s hard to imagine otherwise.

I look back at my early 20’s and realize how fortunate we were, not to have to be concerned with traumatic repercussions of intimacy. Yet one of the repercussions was just as traumatic. Intimacy didn’t hold the auspicious air of mystery. It wasn’t necessary to be in love to be intimate. I believe we gave up a monumental treasure when we leveled the sexual playing field. And yet, at the same time, we equalized the playing field.

I’m fortunate to have friends in their 20’s now, because it keeps me aware. They still struggle with the moral’s clause. Is it right for men and not for women? Do men still lose respect for women if they sleep with them on the first date? It is an age-old dilemma. It boils down to what you believe and what makes you comfortable. It is astonishing to me is the men who will sleep with a woman and then judge her because she did! How hypocritical is that?