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    Question free love

    Dear Teachers,

    could you tell me does the expression (and concept) "free love" have a negative connotation in current English and / or general opinion (in UK and USA)?

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    Re: free love

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantomkin1 View Post
    Dear Teachers,

    could you tell me does the expression (and concept) "free love" have a negative connotation in current English and / or general opinion (in UK and USA)?
    I don't think it has a negative connotation but that may be subjective. It referred to a time in the 1960s when many people became very free and easy with themselves and intimacy (ie sex!) Some people see it as a time of great sexual liberation when the world was a happier, more chilled-out place. Some people see it as a time of promiscuity and the start of a decline in moral standards.

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    Re: free love

    I think it depends on the morals and opinions of individuals- some will view it positively, others negatively, but as Gilnetter says, it's not something that is heard much nowadays.

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    Re: free love

    thank you all indeed!

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    #5

    Re: free love

    The term "free love" is very 1960s/70s.....the Politically Correct term today for folks who don't confine their physical love to one partner is "polyamorous."

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    Re: free love

    It definitely depends on who you're talking to. The United States is very divided politically and morally these days...

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