Dating: Monogamy VS Open Relationship, Which One is Right for You?
(Photo Credits: Screengrab from Jimmy Fowlie’s YouTube Account)
Earlier this month, we asked you if you think it’s possible for you to fall in love with two people at once and only 11.74 percent answered an absolute no. The rest replied: maybe (10.23 percent); yes, I think it is possible (49.16 percent); yes, it already happened to me once (24.66 percent); it happened to me once but looking back, it was not the real thing after all (3.19 percent), and other (1 percent).
Does this mean that Adam4Adam blog readers are more likely to enter into an open relationship or in a throuple?
If your answer is yes or maybe, then you may want to watch Jimmy Fowlie’s vlog on open relationships first titled, “Curtis and his Open Relationship.” If not, well, go ahead and watch it anyway, if only just for laughs. The vlog episode was funny as hell but it was a subtle reminder as well that all relationships take work and effort to maintain and an open one isn’t an exception.
Here are the open relationship essentials which we learned from Jimmy Fowlie’s vlog that may hopefully help you navigate yours:
- Communication is important – as in all kinds of relationships, of course. But in the near future, should you want to enter into an open relationship, you’ve got to ask yourself: “Is this what I really want?” “Do we both want this?” The two of you have to be transparent about it as at the end of the day, honesty is still the best policy.
- You’ve got to have a conversation on safe sex – yes, you do need to have this talk.
- Time – maybe all that sex on the side has left you without time for each other in which case, that would be a good time to evaluate or have another talk with your partner. If you’ve been relegated to the side, then what’s the point?
- Set boundaries – emotional and yes, sex boundaries as well. How many times can you guys have sex with the same person? Can you remain in contact with the other guy/party after sex? How many guys are too much? Maybe the two of you could only play together with other people and not separately? Can you guys have sex with friends or must they be a stranger?
Going back to the topic at hand, monogamy or open relationship, which do you think is the right one for you? Is there anything else you can add from the tips mentioned above and also, have you ever tried to enter into an open relationship before? If yes, how did that work for you? Share with us your thoughts and stories in the comments section below.