Open Relationships

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Americans talk about love: How we chose an open marriage
Bowe presents an American couple's conversation revealing their history of polyamory.
The Ethical Slut: A guide to infinite sexual possibilities
Easton, Dossie; Liszt, Catherine A.
A guide for anyone who dreams of having all the sex and love and friendship they want. Explores the skills and issues of a life beyond tradiational lifetime monogamy, from scheduling dates to handling...
The Harrad Experiment
Rimmer, Robert H.
Loving More
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A newsletter published by PEP (Polyfidelitious Educational Productions), a group marriage journal and network. Previous title was PEPTALK; name was changed to Loving More starting with the Spring 1991...
Non-monogamy: Connexipedia Article
A blanket term covering several different types of interpersonal relationships in which some or all participants have multiple marital, sexual, and/or romantic partners.
Open marriage: Connexipedia Article
Open marriage typically refers to a marriage in which the partners agree that each may engage in extramarital sexual relationships, without this being regarded as infidelity.
Open relationship: Connexipedia Article
An open relationship is a relationship in which the participants are free to have emotional, spiritual and/or physical relationships with other partners.
Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships
Taormino, Tristan
Drawing on in-depth interviews with over a hundred women and men, Opening Up explores the real-life benefits and challenges of all styles of open relationships — from partnered non-monogamy to solo po...
Polyamory and Polygamy: Is the Media Right?
Trask, Robyn
There are a few of repeated themes emerging in many of the articles railing against polyamorous marriage.
Why Not Have Sex With People Who Aren't Your Partner?: Infidelity is treated as selfish, while monogamy is celebrated. But what's so great about living in self-denial?
Robin, Gabrielle
Although open relationships are not as shocking a concept today as they were 50 years ago, they’re still regarded with overwhelming skepticism and even disdain. The usual assumption is that polyamorou...

From the Connexions Archives

Beyond Monogamy
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A newsletter dedicated to exploring and facilitating alternatives to traditional monogamous relationships. There is a collection of these newsletters from 1980 through 1982 in the Connexions Archive.
Loving More
New Models for Relationships
Organization and resource for people who who wish to move beyond traditional monogamy.
Periodical profile published 1989
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A web portal featuring sexuality resources: articles, websites, books. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools ma...