A Brush With Polyamory

Nov 22 2011 @ 4:03pm

JT Eberhard reflects on his experience having sex with his friend, Christina, who's in a polyamorous relationship:

I sat down in the kitchen and Christina and Chris went about making dinner.  As nonchalant as a man ordering a cheeseburger he asked me how I was.  I’m a fan of honesty almost all the time, so I decided to come out with it. "I’m good.  I admit though, I’m a little uneasy about this.  I’ve never…um…y’know…been physical with a married person before."

And he smiled!  He actually smiled!  I was waiting for the other shoe to drop.  Surely this was a facade and the guy was going to punch me at any second for this whole scenario.  I think Christina was aware of what was going through my head because she pointed directly at me, looked at Chris, smiled, and said, "I’m going to have sex with this man." Again, Chris smiled, almost laughing.  "Cool" he said, and went right back to making chicken fried rice.