Opening up

Opening up

A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships

Book - 2008
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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.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Cleis Press, c2008.
ISBN: 9781573442954
157344295X
Characteristics: xxv, 346 p. ;,22 cm.

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Amygdalibrium
Sep 12, 2016

Practically a new standard in polyamory books.

Fantastic for anyone to understand the diversity of modern relationship types, including monogamy, swinging, BDSM, fetish, D/s, LGBTQ, and the many kinds of polyamory. Checking expectations, understanding and respecting autonomy, and consent are covered in detail - something all of us could use a refresher on.

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kaylaglenn
Apr 08, 2011

Pretty basic information about polyamory and open relationships. I was a little frustrated to find that I knew all the information already, and found myself getting annoyed and sidetracked by the some of the author's writing choices. But it's a book I would recommend to any couple (or more!) who is new to the lifestyle or even just curious. Good "Poly 101" book, not so good if you are on "Poly 201" already.

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Apr 08, 2011

kaylaglenn thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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