Non-Monogamy

  • Designer Relationships: A Guide to Happy Polyamory, and Optimistic Open Relationships Quick View
    Designer Relationships: A Guide to Happy Polyamory, and Optimistic Open Relationships

    Mark A. Michaels & Patricia Johnson

    Designer Relationships: A Guide to Happy Polyamory, and Optimistic Open Relationships

    $ 15.95

    From the publisher:

    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.

    Details

    Author: Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson

    Publisher: Cleis Press (September 15, 2015)

    Pages: 208 pages

  • Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships Quick View
    Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships

    Tristan Taormino

    Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships

    $ 17.95

    • An in depth guide to all kinds of non-monogamous relationship styles.

    • Accessibly written and broken into three wide ranging sections: choosing an open relationship, styles of open relationships, and creating and sustaining your relationships.

    • Great for anyone who is interested in learning more about how people practice non-monogamy, whether you are currently solo, in an open relationship, or in a monogamous relationship. 

    From the Publisher:

    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 people,Opening Up explores the real-life benefits and challenges of all styles of open relationships—from partnered nonmonogamy 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.

    Details

    Author: Tristan Taormino

    Publisher: Cleis Press (2008)

    Pages: 246

     

     

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