Willow Smith hopes to educate others about misconceptions about non-monogamous relationships by sharing her own experiences.
On Wednesday’s episode of “Red Table Talk,” the actor and singer spoke about polyamory, which is defined as being in more than one intimate relationship at the same time.
“With polyamory, I think the main foundation is the freedom to be able to create a relationship style that works for you and not just go into monogamy, because that’s what everyone around you is saying is. right thing to do, ”Smith, 20, said in candid conversation with his mother, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and grandmother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris. “So I thought to myself, how do I structure the way I approach relationships with that in mind? Also, do some research on polyamory, the main reasons for monogamous relationships― or why marriage – why divorces occur is infidelity. ”
She added that she had been introduced to consensual non-monogamy “through some kind of non-sexual lens” and stressed that having more than one partner at a time does not mean that she is more. sexually active.
“In my group of friends, I’m the only polyamorous person,” she said, “and I have the least sex of all my friends.”
After the last episode of “Red Table Talk” was posted on Facebook Watch, a number of media were quick to view Smith’s remarks as “coming out”. However, she has already spoken about her interest in polyamorous relationships. In a 2019 episode of “Red Table Talk,” she said she “could be polyfidelite” with a man and a woman.
“I’m not the type of person who is constantly looking for new sexual experiences,” she said at the time. “I focus a lot on the emotional connection and I feel like if I were to find two different genders that I’m really connected with and we had a romantic and sexual connection, I don’t feel like I would feel the need to try to go find more.
Smith doubled down on that point in Wednesday’s episode, noting once again that she didn’t see herself having more than two intimate partners at a time. And although the marriage story “really upsets her”, she hasn’t completely ruled out getting married in the future under specific circumstances.
“Let’s say my partner (s) and I want to help people,” Smith said, “and we need to bring our finances together in order to make that vision a reality. It’s the only way for me to see myself getting married.
Watch Wednesday’s episode of “Red Table Talk” here.
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