"Even sticking to the higher plane of love, is it so very obvious that you can't love more than one person? Richard Dawkins
We seem to manage it with parental love (parents are reproached if they don't at least pretend to love all their children equally), love of books, of food, of wine (love of Chateau Margaux does not preclude love of a fine Hock, and we don't feel unfaithful to the red when we dally with the white), love of composers, poets, holiday beaches, friends … why is erotic love the one exception that everybody instantly acknowledges without even thinking about it?
Why can a woman not love two men at the same time, in their different ways? And why should the two – or their wives — begrudge her this?"
, in the above passage from
Banishing the Green-Eyed Monster
, challenges the widely held assumption that we can feel erotic love
for only one person at the same time.
Is that your assumption? Can
you feel erotic love for more than one person at a give time? Should
you? Have you ever? And how did that work out?