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Is there such a thing as an open relationship?

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February 11, 2011 11:21PM

Yes -- if both people agree that it's fine for each person to

see/have sex with other people. It takes a lot of maturity and open

mindedness to have that kind of relationship.

Some supposed "open relationships" are one sided--one of the

people trying to get the other to accept them having affairs or

indulging in threesomes. Basically, if you don't feel comfortable

with the idea, tell then no.

An open relationship, as opposed to a monogamous relationship,

simply means that one or both of the partners are not required to

be sexually exclusive to the other. The exact nature of the rules

regarding outside sexual partners varies from couple to couple.

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