Opening Up

Author: Tristan Taormino
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1573444979
Size: 34.12 MB
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Relationship expert and bestselling author Tristan Taormino offers a bold new strategy for creating loving, lasting relationships. 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 polyamory. With her refreshingly down-to-earth style and sharp wit, Taormino offers solutions for making an open relationship work, including tips on dealing with jealousy, negotiating boundaries, finding community, parenting and time management. Opening Up will change the way you think about intimacy.

Designer Relationships

Author: Mark Michaels
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1627781498
Size: 25.47 MB
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Contemporary relationships are in a state of rapid evolution. These changes can and should empower people with the opportunity to develop partnerships based on their own sexualities, understandings, and agreements. This makes it possible to create what Kenneth Haslam, founder of the Kinsey Institute’s Polyamory Archive, has called “designer relationships.” Designer relationships may encompass: people who bond emotionally but not sexually; people who agree to be non-exclusive; single people who have occasional lovers or friends with benefits; multiple partner configurations where long-term bonds exist among all or some; partnerships in which people are kinky and that make room to explore kink. The possibilities are limitless, and thinking about a partnership as something people can craft allows for flexibility and change. Relationships can open and close or have varying degrees and kinds of openness as circumstances demand. In the context of a designer relationship, decisions are made mutually, consciously, and deliberately. Best-selling authors and nationally known relationship experts Patricia Johnson and Mark A. Michaels are exemplars of this life choice, and have studied polyamory for over 20 years. This book explains exactly how you and your loved ones can design your own life and love.

Redefining Our Relationships

Author: Wendy-O Matik
Publisher: Regent Press
ISBN: 9781587900150
Size: 15.36 MB
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Don't let the title fool you. this IS a serious, thoughtful (and thought-provoking) comprehensive introduction to, and examination of, a much misunderstood and misused practice. But more than that, it is a witty, provocative, damn fine read, with as much to offer to the faithfully monogamous as to those looking for a bit more out of life, love and relationships. Go on. Dive in. "Wendy-O tackles a touchy subject with clarity and creativity. She is wise beyond her years. This guide teaches you how you can have it all. I gave the jealousy tips to my lover immediately." [Annie Sprinkle]

Open Marriage

Author: Nena O'Neill
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 087131438X
Size: 67.86 MB
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Advocates the importance of individuality in both partners in order to develop an open relationship in marriage

Love Unlimited

Author: Leonie Linssen
Publisher: Findhorn Press
ISBN: 1844093719
Size: 60.13 MB
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Based on the case studies of 12 actual couples and individuals who are grappling with the complexities and challenges of “responsible nonmonogamy,” this helpful resource delves into various types of open relationships. The stories included have a varied cast of characters—monogamous, heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, and polyamorous—but they all share a desire to find practical and realistic solutions to their life situations. Each chapter concludes with tools and tips that provide valuable assistance for grasping the subject covered. Accompanied by short texts that give fascinating insights into how other cultures and traditions, from the Taoist to the Celtic and beyond, have accommodated nonmonogamous relationships, this remarkable exploration offers a down-to-earth approach to a growing population.

Love In Abundance

Author: Kathy Labriola
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 0937609471
Size: 51.11 MB
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Beyond the basics of polyamory lies a complex web of negotiations, agreements, pitfalls and rewards. Kathy Labriola, a relationships counselor who has worked for many years with singles, couples and groups in polyamorous and open relationships, sets forth some of the realities of alternative lifestyles: dealing with some of the common relationship-disrupters, managing jealousy, choosing compatible partners, combining BDSM with polyamory, distinguishing between sex addiction and polyamory, and much more.

The Smart Girl S Guide To Polyamory

Author: Dedeker Winston
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510712097
Size: 42.28 MB
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No one likes a know-it-all, but everyone loves a girl with brains and heart. The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory is an intelligent and comprehensive guide to polyamory, open relationships, and other forms of alternative love, offering relationship advice radically different from anything you'll find on the magazine rack. This practical guidebook will help women break free of the mold of traditional monogamy, without the constraints of jealousy, possessiveness, insecurity, and competition. The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory incorporates interviews and real-world advice from women of all ages in nontraditional relationships, as well as exercises for building self-awareness, confidence in communication, and strategies for managing and eliminating jealousy. If you're curious about exploring group sex, opening up your current monogamous relationship, or ready to “come out” as polyamorous, this book covers it all! Whether you're a seasoned graduate, a timid freshman, or somewhere in between, you'll learn how to discover and craft unique relationships that are healthy, happy, sexy, and tailor-made for you. Because when it comes to your love life, being a know-it-all is actually a great thing to be.

Open

Author: Jenny Block
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 0786744340
Size: 22.13 MB
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Finally, a book about open marriage that grapples with the problems surrounding monogamy and fidelity in an honest, heartfelt, and non-fringe manner. Jenny Block is your average girl next door, a suburban wife and mother for whom married life never felt quite right. While many books on this topic presuppose that the reader is ready to embrace an “alternative lifestyle,” Block operates from the assumption that most couples who are curious about or engaged in open marriages are in fact more like her — normal people who question whether monogamy is right for them; good people who love their spouses but want variation; capable parents who are not deviant just because they choose to be honest about their desires. Open challenges our notions of what traditional marriage looks like, and presents one woman's journey down an uncertain path that ultimately proves open marriage is a viable option for her and others.

The Jealousy Workbook

Author: Kathy Labriola
Publisher: Greenery Press (CA)
ISBN: 9780937609637
Size: 29.86 MB
Format: PDF
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A counselor and nurse specialising in polyamorous singles, couples and groupings, Kathy Labriola has spent many years helping people to understand and manage their jealousy. This book is a compendium of the mental techniques and hands-on exercises she has developed. These accessible, simple techniques are designed to be easily implemented in the event of an intense jealousy crisis. Also included are tips and insights from the polyamory community’s top educators, therapists and authors.

Playing Fair

Author: Pepper Mint
Publisher: Thorntree Press LLC
ISBN: 1944934391
Size: 33.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Good news, my guy! Alternatives to the strict limitations of monogamy await. By understanding and practicing polyamory, you can be empowered to live the limit of your romantic appetites and build networks of love that nourish and challenge you. But this new frontier of love will test you. Can you navigate discussions of jealousy with responsibility and care? Are you prepared to overthrow self-sabotaging patterns of neglect and deception? Can you employ your strength and confidence to shoulder the emotional duties of multiple relationships? If yes, then this is the book for you. Within, you'll learn the skills and tools you'll need to navigate the waters of conscientious nonmonogamy. This is a manual for those in it for more than the love of the game.