A mix of memoir and humorous sociological study, Is Monogamy Dead? details Rosie Wilby’s very personal quest – from performing stand-up at a sex party to celebrating and re-evaluating her deepest platonic friendships – to find out why Western society is clinging to a concept that is laden with assumption and ambiguity.
Rosie Wilby is an award-winning comedian, writer and broadcaster who has appeared on BBC Radio 4 programmes including Woman’s Hour and Four Thought. Her first book Is Monogamy Dead? (Accent) came out last year and was shortlisted for the inaugural Diva Literary Awards 2017.
In this talk Rosie discusses the results of her online survey asking ‘what counts as “cheating”?’, and reveals how diverse our definitions of infidelity are. She calls for more language to describe the huge variety of connections that we experience. She also looks at the insights we gain about instinctive male and female behaviours from studying same-sex partnerships.
45-minute talk, followed by opportunity for audience questions.