I kinda like the post that (I think it was guy #3 on the comments on the article) wrote about it.
I'm more than happpy for it to be shown as no big deal by the 23rd/24th C, but it's hard to perhaps intergrate it into a storyline that's likely to be much larger than 'who is sleeping with who tonight'.
As such, I don't think it's essential per se and probably better saved for a TV series anyway.
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