Advice for Open Relationships

How to Manage Secondary Partners

How to Manage Secondary Partners

Relationships are intrinsically complex. The amount of different factors you need to learn how to manage at once is nearly impossible to count. We need to deal with not just our partner’s needs, but also our own. It is quite well known that managing this can be a...

What If Sex Is Better With My Secondary Partner(s)?

What If Sex Is Better With My Secondary Partner(s)?

Have you started a relationship with that new relationship energy and immediately started feeling like this might be the one that clicks? What about having sex for the first time, and it’s magic, intimate and feels like the best sex you’ve ever had, or that you’ve had...

7 Rules That You Should Have When In an Open Relationship

7 Rules That You Should Have When In an Open Relationship

We all know that there are rules and boundaries in an open relationship that need to be set to make things successful. With those rules come a particular set of expectations that also go with them, and our partners and ourselves need to be respectful of those that are...

How to Avoid Falling in Love With a Secondary Partner

How to Avoid Falling in Love With a Secondary Partner

Being in an open relationship usually entails a dynamic of primary and secondary partners. A primary partner is almost like the single partner you would have in a monogamous relationship. Your primary partner is the person who you are emotionally and romantically...

How to Integrate Kink Into a Vanilla Sex Life

How to Integrate Kink Into a Vanilla Sex Life

Often times, when people hear the word “kink,” their mind immediately goes to the most extreme example of fetish they have ever witnessed in their lives. This seems silly to me because I have come to realize that “everyone is at least a little kinky.” From dirty-talk...

Physical Boundaries to Consider in an Open Relationship

Physical Boundaries to Consider in an Open Relationship

For most couples, talking about opening up your relationship is uncharted territory. It’s uncomfortable. It’s messy. It’s downright weird. And while each open relationship is unique, most have a mutually agreed-upon set of rules that aims to protect each party...

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Trying to Be Polyamorous

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Trying to Be Polyamorous

So you’ve decided to be polyamorous and found that this lifestyle is one that you’d like to pursue with others in your life? Here are a few tips on avoiding when starting so you don’t burn any bridges, hurt any feelings or end up feeling soured by the entire...

A Guide to Care for Poly Relationships: Before, During & After

A Guide to Care for Poly Relationships: Before, During & After

You’re in a position where you’re looking for relationships, in one or just getting out of one, and looking for guidance. There are a few things that you might want to do to take care of yourself in those times. Looking out for others in the relationship is an...

What If I Develop Feelings for a Secondary Partner

What If I Develop Feelings for a Secondary Partner

When in an open relationship, the agreement between you and your primary partner might simply be that you can have other sexual partners. This might be because both parties are interested in greater sexual variety. Whatever the reason, what is clear is that the new...

Basic Boundaries My Partner and I Discussed

Basic Boundaries My Partner and I Discussed

Boundaries can be hard to set, simply because they are hard to understand. My personal definition of boundaries is a list of things you need and don’t need. For instance, let’s say you are a person who needs a lot of communication to feel secure. Your partner, whether...