"When I enrolled myself in Non-Monogamy 101, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Having had long-term boyfriends for my entire adult life, I found myself in my mid-twenties, having been distinctly single for several years, and having recently escaped a demanding corporate career that had completely devoured my life and sense of self. This new space I was suddenly inhabiting - asking myself what I liked, what I wanted, and actually listening to my own response - brought with it a curious and unexpected realisation. I wanted to date women.
I was hesitant to use a real, feeling human as a science experiment, though. What if this only felt good in my head? Until, there she was. Laura. A beautiful, curvaceous artist crowned with the shiny blue star of a Tinder superlike. She was also in a newly polyamorous marriage. Perfect. What an unequivocally excellent opportunity to explore my interest in a totally casual and risk-free way with some inbuilt boundaries and emotional distance!!
Clearly, I had not read the unit outline.