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5 Types of Open Relationships

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If you’re single and dreaming about being in a threesome, your best bet is to join a threesome dating site that caters to couples who are looking for a third—you—to join them in a steamy threeway.

If you’re in a relationship that is monogamous, you might be fantasizing about a threesome with your partner or just sex outside the relationship… or maybe it’s her that wants to open your union.

Here are some types of open relationships that more and more couples are exploring. I know several couples who are in various type of polyamorous configurations and who are extremely happy.

5 Kinds of Open Relationships

1. Kiss Don’t Tell

This type of open relationship is an agreement between married or other monogamous couples who are okay with one or both individuals finding sexual encounters outside their primary relationship.

They’re okay with each other having hookups with outsiders, but they don’t want to hear about it. And they don’t want these extra-curricular activities to interfere with their day to day. There has to be a very solid foundation of trust for this type of open relationship to work.

Read: Benefits of Open Relationships

2. Kiss And Tell

Similar to the above agreement, but they DO want to hear the details. And they not only want to know who and when the other person has an outside fling with, but they often want to hear the sexual details because that turns them on.

In a hotwifing relationship, the man will be super aroused when his wife shares what she did with her stud of the week. This open relationship is not for the faint of heart or prone-to-jealousy types of men.

3. Open on Occasion

When couples have been together for a long time, they often start to consider what it might be like to open their bedroom to a third. This is an open relationship type for couples who have a healthy sex life, but crave a new adventure.

If this is you, you’ll want to have many conversations with your partner before you look for a third. Talk about expectations and boundaries and limits. Make sure you are both on the same page before you open this new chapter.

Read: Why Do Couples Choose Open Relationships?

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4. Secondary Partners

Monogamous couples who are considering a switch to the polyamorous life are going to discuss having secondary partners. This might spring from a lackluster sex life, but opening to other partners isn’t usually a quick fix. It’s best to do your research before you get others involved in what may be a short-term experiment.

Is it really just one of you who wants a secondary partner? Are you going to invite secondaries into your life outside the bedroom? How are you going to meet secondaries? These are just some questions to consider.

5. Unicorn Bliss

This might be your one and only quest when you decide to open your relationship, or it might occur after experiencing your first threesome together and discovering you want a specific woman to be a part of your sexual lives and more. They call this person a unicorn because there aren’t many women who are happy in that secondary role to the primary relationship. She’s out there, but is truly a rare find.

Read: How to Find a Unicorn Online

Are you living any of these open relationships? Or would you like to? Please share in the comments!

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