«The Ethical Slut" is the classic you can happily skip.

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«The Ethical Slut" is the classic you can happily skip.

The book was first published 25 years ago. It has since been updated, and it has a total of over 200,000 copies. Surely it must be good, right?

Meh…

It’s not bad, but it isn’t that good either. It is written with an American audience in mind, and it shows. As a Scandinavian, there’s a lot that just don’t resonate. In addition, it is surprisingly superficial for a book of 300 pages. There are certainly some things of value here, but you can hear more interesting discussions in a swingers podcast or read more thorough treatments of the topics in other books.

I’m left with the impression that this has become a classic simply because it was one of the first books to cover the topic of ethical non-monogamy in this way. It’s nice to have read it as it is referenced so often in the lifestyle, but you won't miss much if you skip it.

Have you read it?

What did you think?