"I get different reactions. Most people are interested and people often say 'I wish my wife/husband would let me do that'. I sometimes get negative reactions too - I have been called a slapper or a slag. I think that negativity mostly arises because I am doing something a bit different and sometimes that can make people feel uncomfortable."
"I have had women assume that I am a 'man-eater' and will try to seduce their husband - to be honest that just makes me laugh. I have also been told that what I do is 'against God's law', though in fact there are many instances of multiple marriages in religious texts, and there are denominations of both Christianity and Islam that allow multiple marriages."
"People have the idea that polyamory is all about sex which isn't the case. I don't do one night-stands. I generally wait a month or so at least before becoming sexual with anyone I start dating. I suppose in that sense I am old-fashioned. "
"Some of the biggest benefits of this way of living are those I have already mentioned, but I guess there is a financial benefit I haven't mentioned - cohabiting with two of my partners makes things easier financially for us. So much so, that the three of us took the decision that I would reduce my paid-work-hours and do more unpaid voluntary work in our community."
So what do you think about Mary's way of life? Do you think she's on to something? Or is it wrong?