Willow Smith came out as polyamorous on the latest episode of “Red Table Talk,” and she said a mouthful.
I feel like the main foundation is the freedom to be able to create a relationship style that works for you and not just to be stepping into monogamy because that’s what everyone around you says is the right thing to do.
So I was like, how can I structure the way that I approach relationships with that in mind? Also, doing research into polyamory, the main reason …why divorces happen is infidelity.
Polyamory is defined as the practice of engaging in multiple romantic and typically, sexual relationships with the consent of all the people involved.
Willow’s grandmother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, affectionately known as Gammy, said polyamory seems like it’s “all about sex,” and Willow responded she has the least amount of sex in her friend group.
I mean, I’ll give you an example.
Let’s say you haven’t always been the kind of person that wanted to have sex all the time, but your partner is.
Are you gonna be the person to say, you know, ‘Just because I don’t have these needs, you can’t have them either?’
And so that’s kind of one of the reasons why I actually was interested in poly because I was introduced to it through kind of a nonsexual lens.
In my friend group, I’m the only polyamorous person, and I have the least sex out of all of my friends.
Willow’s mother Jada Pinkett Smith said she totally get’s Willow identifying as Poly.
When you were like, ‘Hey, this is my get-down, I was like, ‘I totally get it.’
Wanting to set up your life in a way that you can have what it is that you want, I think anything goes as long as the intentions are clear. You know what I mean?
Most people are practicing monogamy because they feel like they have no other choice. We all know that most people out here are doing unethical non-monogamy any-damn-way, OK?
Practicing monogamy has to be a choice that you make, just like practicing polyamory.
It can’t be because I’m told I’m supposed to do it this way. That, my dear, is deeply antiquated and no longer works.
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