“Monogamish.” “Ethical slut.” “Polyamorous.” “In an open marriage.” These days, it can that seem there are as many words for people who engage in non-monogamous relationships as there are LGBTQIA signifiers.
If you have friends who are non-monogamous, you might be curious: How does it work for them, and how could it work for you?
There are hundreds of different relationship models beyond the default mode of monogamy.
I highly recommend by Tristan Taormino for a primer on how different structures have worked for various people (and what to do when they don’t work for you). You and your partner might be cool having sex with other people as long as you’re both involved in the encounter.
I know poly people who get together for LARPing in the park, poly people who are obsessed with fermenting vegetables, poly people who go to PTA meetings and football games.
Jealousy doesn’t just disapear when you open up your relationship!