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A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships

Book - 2008
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Relationship expert and bestselling author Tristan Taormino shows readers how to create polyamorous relationships that are satisfying and fulfilling. With wise and practical advice, Taormino helps readers decide if polyamory is right for them, explains the different types of non-monogamy and offers options for transforming a monogamous relationship into a non-monagamous one. For those already exploring polyamory, Taormino offers realistic strategies for making it work, including tips on communication and conflict resolution, as well as candid interviews with polyamorous people.
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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