1 ud af 5. Hver femte person. Når der er så mange, der har prøvet forhold, der ikke kun består af to personer, svarer det så overens med hvor meget der bliver undervist seriøst og uddybende i polyamori og andre versioner af nonmonogami på alle områder, der omhandler personer, forhold, identitet og seksualitet?
Jeg tror det ikke…
Hvordan ændrer vi det? Hvordan får vi undervisningen til at afspejle virkelighedens verden?
Prevalence of Experiences With Consensual Nonmonogamous Relationships: Findings From Two National Samples of Single Americans
M. L. Haupert, Amanda N. Gesselman, Amy C. Moors, Helen E. Fisher, Justin R. Garcia
Although academic and popular interest in consensual nonmonogamy (CNM) is increasing, little is known about the prevalence of CNM. Using two separate U.S. Census based quota samples of single adults in the United States (Study 1: n = 3,905; Study 2: n = 4,813), the present studies show that more than one in five (21.9% in Study 1; 21.2% in Study 2) participants report engaging in CNM at some point in their lifetime. This proportion remained constant across age, education level, income, religion, region, political affiliation, and race, but varied with gender and sexual orientation. Specifically, men (compared to women) and people who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual (compared to those who identify as heterosexual) were more likely to report previous engagement in CNM. These findings suggest that a sizable and diverse proportion of U.S. adults have experienced CNM, highlighting the need to incorporate CNM into theoretical and empirical therapy and family science work.