Open Relationships

The Mandatory Do’s and Don’ts of Open Relationships

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Open relationships aren’t just a fantasy come true or a free pass to cheat. They’re a lot of work and require ongoing negotiation and sharing hard truths. While the pleasure of polyamory generally outweighs the hassle involved in finding, vetting, and making time for new partners, you should know what you’re getting into before you’re in too deep. Prior to throwing open your bedroom door, sit down with your primary partner (that’s your first open relationship vocabulary lesson right there) and discuss how exactly you’re going to handle inviting play partners into your lives. These do’s and don’ts can help guide the conversation. Good luck, sexual adventurers!

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