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  •  It still happened back in the day. (4+ / 0-)

    It just wasn't broadcast unless the lovers were caught.

    Women had to be fearful of their reputations, because even being seen talking with a man who wasn't her significant other, was enough to start the rumor mill, and then came the people who try to act on that rumor.

    Sex is sometimes complicated and mess, just like people, but we can find a way to be more human to each other, mortal flaws withstanding.

    •  Oops--Messy. Lost a y in there. (0+ / 0-)
    •  True, and I personally... (1+ / 0-)
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      GreenMother

      Think that our current obsession with monogamy and women as "Taken" needs to stop.

      However, the last thing somebody deployed needs is to be worrying about things he or she can't control when they're separated from their SO.

      That was my point.  Honestly, I think it shouldn't be a big issue provided no diseases, pregnancies or lost long term relationships are involved.  

      Of course, that's just my opinion and no disrespect meant on your points.

      I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

      by detroitmechworks on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 09:31:48 AM PST

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      •  Understood. (3+ / 0-)

        I guess what I am saying is that the perception needs to change.

        Hypothetically, if I were to join now, I would want potential suiters to leave me be, because they respect the fact that I am in a committed relationship.

        I don't want them acting out of fear that my old man will kick their ass. Because then it tells them, "Don't Get Caught".

        If I am property, then their behavior isn't based on respect towards me and my commitment, but instead on fear of male retaliation. If they think that is a non-issue then it's a green light--even when its not.

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