Open Marriage

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Americans talk about love: How we chose an open marriage
Bowe,John
Article
2010
Bowe presents an American couple's conversation revealing their history of polyamory.
Breaking the Bonds: The Realities of Sexually Open Relationships
Watson, Mary Ann; Whitlock, Flint
Book
1982
An examination of the lives of (American) people involved in socially and/or sexually open relationships.
The Ethical Slut: A guide to infinite sexual possibilities
Easton, Dossie; Liszt, Catherine A.
Book
1997
A guide for anyone who dreams of having all the sex and love and friendship they want. Explores the skills and issues of a life beyond tradiational lifetime monogamy, from scheduling dates to handling...
Group Marriage: A Study of Contemporary Multilateral Marriage
Constantine, Larry L. and Joan
Book
1973
A study of more than 100 group marriages in the United States, exploring the psychology and sociology of this form of marital relationship. The study looks at how group marriages are established, who ...
Interview with Ulli Diemer
Diemer, Ulli; Orchard, Jeff
Article
1990
Jeff Orchard interviews Ulli Diemer about socialism, capitalism, life, and social change.
Intimate Friendships
Ramey, James
Book
1976
Examines various forms of intimate relationship, from monogamy, to monogamy with adultery, to polygyny, polyandry and group relationships.
Loving More
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1991
A newsletter published by PEP (Polyfidelitious Educational Productions), a group marriage journal and network. Previous title was PEPTALK; name was changed to Loving More starting with the Spring 1991...
Non-monogamy: Connexipedia Article
Article
A blanket term covering several different types of interpersonal relationships in which some or all participants have multiple marital, sexual, and/or romantic partners.
Open Marriage: A New Life Style for Couples
O'Neill, Nena & George
Book
1972
The authors propose open marriage as a way to help couples realize that there can be both relatedness and freedom in marriage, and that freedom, with the growth and responsibility it entails, can be t...
Open marriage: Connexipedia Article
Article
Open marriage typically refers to a marriage in which the partners agree that each may engage in extramarital sexual relationships, without this being regarded as infidelity.
Open relationship: Connexipedia Article
Article
An open relationship is a relationship in which the participants are free to have emotional, spiritual and/or physical relationships with other partners.
Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships
Taormino, Tristan
Book
2008
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 po...
PEPCON
Article
1990
Proposition 31
Rimmer, Robert H.
Book
1969
You and I...Searching for Tomorrow
Rimmer, Robert H.
Book
Letters to author Robert H. Rimmer about non-traditional sexual experiences and explorations, such as group marriage.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Loving More
A place to explore polyamory, to connect with others of like mind, to explore the possibilities of honest multi-partnered relationships and to learn how to make polyamorous relating work. We are a national organization and resour...

From the Connexions Archives

Beyond Monogamy
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A newsletter dedicated to exploring and facilitating alternatives to traditional monogamous relationships. There is a collection of these newsletters from 1980 through 1982 in the Connexions Archive.
Loving More
New Models for Relationships
Website
Organization and resource for people who who wish to move beyond traditional monogamy.
Peptalk
Periodical profile published 1989
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1989
Polyamory
Website
Polyamory Society
Website
Promotes and supports the interest of individuals of multipartner relationships and families.