Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Oh the Irony! Parenting Video Parallels Polyamory

Update: Twice now the video below has disappeared from YouTube. I've just discovered it on another diaper company website. Should the video below disappear yet again, you can (hopefully) also see it here.

My daughter, who is the mother of two small children and to whom I am out as poly, just sent me this video. I am amazed and delighted, though also a bit bemused. Many a poly person has under analogous circumstances had a very similar conversation with a significant other. Of course, not adding a new partner until existing partners give their consent is a much better and more ethical strategy, but that would ruin the gag here.

The video originally appeared on a diaper company's website in the UK (not anymore) and also appears on a second diaper company's site. Surely only a poly or poly-aware person would choose this approach for an educational video for parents who are working out how to introduce a child to a new sibling. It would seem that someone at the diaper companies (or their ad agencies) sees it as a cool way of attracting today's generation of parents with young children.

Could it be that polyamory really is beginning to infiltrate western mainstream culture to such an extent as this???


Anonymous said...

Wow, wow, wow, this is amazing!!! My jaw fell lower and lower when I watched this! What a unique way of approaching this subject!
Well done for Pampers UK.
I don't have children myself but I can imagine how it must feel for a young child to get a brother or sister.

It's not so much a plus for polyamory, is it? ;-)
Or at least it's that you shouldn't introduce your other partner like this...oops ;-)

If you have a lot of love to give and you can leave your partner(s) free, then being polyamorous feels so natural :-)
A warm hug from me,

Flower (the Netherlands)

PS Someone posted this link on our forum, I'm glad she did :-)

Anonymous said...

Please please please can we have the video up again?

Martin, UK


Anita Wagner said...

Will do my best, it was so hard to track down before when it disappeared. Too bad because it's hilarious!