I'm Dean. People sometimes say that I'm a complicated person, but I disagree. I'm basically simple; it's the world that's complicated. I'm just responding to that as best I can. I'm always ready to act on my convictions, but my convictions aren't set in stone. We never really know what's best until we've tried things out for a bit. And even then, maybe not. The only thing we can really do is always be open to argument, open to meeting new people, open to experiences and open to persuasion.
I'm political, but in a relatively rarefied way (I'm more likely to write an article than go on a march). I'm all about (intersectional) feminism, anti-racism, animal rights, LGBTQI rights, sex workers' rights, free speech, etc. I'm generally "left of centre" in the redistributionist sense, but sceptical of state power tending towards anarchism. I'm currently really keen on this paper called "A capitalist road to communism". Give it a read and let me know what you think!
I'm all about love and commitment and I'm also not open to monogamy. I'm currently in a committed relationship with someone who lives in London, and some other more casual relationships. I am most comfortable in some sort of (non-hierarchical) poly arrangement. That said, as I indicate above, you don't know what works until you try! Also, my fetlife profile is here.
OK, so that all makes me sound very serious and humourless - when I write I go into "academic mode". :D In person, you'll find I'm one of more laid-back people in the world, and I'm constantly fooling around and telling jokes, often at my own expense. Ooh, and I'm big on cuddling too! (though I'll always ask first)