“Open marriage destroyed Ashton and Demi’s relationship!” cried one tabloid. “Did Ashton and Demi have an OPEN MARRIAGE?” spat another. When Hollywood couple Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore split last month amid rumours of having an alternative union, the press had a field day. The astonishment and bewilderment over a couple engaging in such a lifestyle was screamed from the front pages.
We live in a society that is more sexually liberated than ever before, yet open relationships ”“ a relationship in which both partners are allowed to have sex with other people ”“ still have the propensity to shock. It is one of the last remaining taboos.
Kutcher and Moore are not the only high-profile couple to allegedly reject monogamy.