I've just read questioner's last journal entry. It has been the greatest irony of my life that I was taught against love and marriage by two people who have been together for 30 years. Sex is more than OK with them, but a committed relationship is shunned. It is even more ironic that they may accept my polyamory (which I kept hidden from them) more than my steady relationship with auror (which I just revealed to them). So a swinging bachelor they would understand but a hopeless romantic they would not. From the conversations I have with my parents, they sound like they encourage casual sex which I never experienced. To hear someone joking complain about not having enough sex brought back the quandry. I need a combination of love and sex right now.