Valentine’s Day Dueling Column

Relationships are tricky. There are many ways to love people. It can all get a bit confusing. 

This February, we’re asking: Polyamory or Monogamy? 

There is no correct answer. It all depends on a person’s preferences. But, we hope our dueling column will help people searching for advice.

In Jacqueline Flores’s article, “Polyamorous Relationships are More than Just Cheating,” she writes having a poly relationship doesn’t always mean having “meaningless sex.” It’s helped her explore her sexuality and share intimate connections with friends. 

The key to a successful polyamorous relationship is being honest and communicating with your partners, writes Flores.

Carlos Pino’s article, “Here’s to Monogamy,” favors having a monogamous relationship. Monogamy, they argue, can give a person a unique sense of intimacy and security with another person. 

Trust built in a monogamous relationship can give someone the courage to explore their sexual desires with their partner, writes Pino.

Do you need advice but aren’t sure who to ask? PantherNOW’s opinion section aims to be a safe place for students to ask questions and discuss the things bothering them.

 Email us at to submit your question. You can remain anonymous, and you might see your questions answered in the paper or on our website.


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