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techie
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(gosh I'm using this site a lot lately)

fairly basic question (hopefully): resources on maintaining an open relationship? my girlfriend and I are romantically exclusive/sexually open, and obviously this requires different reading material/advice to strictly monogamous relationships? especially when there are going to be multiple sexual partners going on, even if only from a maintaining safer sex pov.

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Heather
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Meg Barker's book, "Rewriting the Rules," would likely be a great choice. You might also find "Open," by Tristan Taormino helpful, or "The Ethical Slut," by Dossie Easton and Catherine Liszt.

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Shelmerdine
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Hi Techie,

My partners and I found Tristan Taormino's "Opening Up" the most useful of all the books we read when we were starting out.

I also found this worksheet on jealousy quite handy: www.morethantwo.com/practicaljealousy.pdf

I found that almost 100% of the time the answer to all my questions was "talk about it".

As for maintaining safer sex, open communication is vital, as are regular sexual health checks for everyone and consistent barrier use.

Good luck! [Smile]

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Heather
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(Thanks for the correction on the title!)

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Shelmerdine
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All good, Heather! (Hi, Heather!)
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Heather
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(Heya! [Smile] )

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