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Weekend Lover

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 02.15.2017 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

The telephone rang twice before the machine answered. Lydia paused, fingers over keypad to hear who was calling before answering. "Garry?" "Hello. H...

If You're Thinking About An Open Marriage, Consider This First

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.29.2016 | Healthy Living

The phrase “monogamish” was first coined a few years ago by sex writer Dan Savage, but open and “monogamish” marriages are nothing new. Couple...

How I Told My Husband And Boyfriend I Love Another Man

VICE | James Nichols | Posted 07.23.2016 | Queer Voices

I had a confession to make. To my husband, Alex, and our boyfriend, Jon. I was pretty sure I was having an affair, and I was pretty sure it was outsid...

Love Will Be The Death Of Us

Ian MacKenzie | Posted 07.12.2016 | Divorce
Ian MacKenzie

"I'm sorry your marriage didn't work." My mother's words echo in my mind. When a marriage dissolves, can it only be seen as a failure? Can a relationship also succeed not because it lasts forever, but how it ends?

Sex and the Single Married Man

David Toussaint | Posted 05.18.2016 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

Nowadays I'm bombarded with date and hook-up requests from devoted, loving, legal male partners with children and country homes and happy Instagram holiday photos, and an appetite for single-man sex as big as their stock portfolios. But is it worth it?

10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Improve Their Lives Updated for 2016

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

I am about to publish a revision of my first book. It's been 13 years since the first edition of 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Improve Their Lives was published with Alyson Books. That doesn't seem like a long time, but a lot has happened.

Top 10 Reasons for Being -- and Staying -- NON-Monogamous

Em & Lo | Posted 02.01.2017 | Women
Em & Lo

Monogamy has had its turn, so let's give non-monogamy a chance. In a culture dominated by fundamentalist religious values, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the chorus of slut-shaming that arises when the topic of simultaneous multiple partners comes up.

This Is the Opposite of Jealousy

Renato Barucco | Posted 11.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Renato Barucco

Psychologist Bram Buunk studied the fascinating emotion we call jealousy over the course of four decades. The focus and the critical questions of his ...

In Defense of Monogamy

Peter Monn | Posted 10.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter Monn

I can sit down with my husband and have a conversation about our need to be in an open relationship, so we can both enjoy all of the rides at Adventureland, as Davey Wavey suggests, or we can decide to have healthy boundaries that move us both towards closer intimacy and monogamy.

Why I Choose An Open Relationship

Melissa Clark | Posted 10.01.2016 | Divorce
Melissa Clark

I'm not saying that an affair does not leave serious emotional scars which may potentially rival the physical scars that result from abuse, but so do a number of other things one person can do to another over the course of a marriage.

An Introduction to Outsourcing (Not the Donald Trump Kind)

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 08.25.2016 | Women
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

In all relationships, we are in an ongoing negotiation of desires, boundaries, and capacities. Each of us needs to honor the other's desires and be as honest as possible about our own, knowing that we will sometimes feel disappointment in the face of differences.

Open Relationships: What the Real Rules Need to Be

Michael Radkowsky | Posted 07.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Radkowsky

When people consider opening their relationship, they focus more on the benefits than the challenges. They think, "surely we should be able to do this and keep our relationship safe and secure."

Torn Between Two Lovers? The Spiritual Path to Choosing Both

Tim Ward | Posted 06.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tim Ward

Have you ever found yourself loving more than one person and feeling the pressure to make a choice? Most of us don't question the basic social structu...

5 Things You Should Consider Before Starting An Open Relationship

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women

From swinging to polyamory, many people are now considering non-mongamous relationships. Recently, the HuffPost Love+Sex Podcast explored ethical n...

Here's Why Online Dating Isn't Just For Single People

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

If you're interested in open relationships, polyamory or swinging, a new website could be a valuable resource for your romantic endeavors. OpenMind...

How Do Americans Feel About Open Relationships And Sex Parties? You Might Be Surprised

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

HuffPost's Love+Sex podcast recently traveled to Brooklyn to find out what happens at one of the most exclusive sex parties in New York. While ther...

How to Be a Lesbian: Our Burning Questions Answered

Dana Sitar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Sitar

I've been learning how to be a lesbian lately, because my boyfriend and I opened our relationship last year. Ten productive months into being a sometimes-lesbian, I still have a lot of questions. So I reached out to Natashia Mower, this lesbian I know personally, to set me, well, gay, I guess.

Sex, Intimacy, and Being Gay

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
J Nelson Aviance

Sex seems central to intimate and romantic relationships. If it is a means of intimate communication, and communication is the secret to a lasting and healthy relationship, why don't we gay men talk about it that way more often?

Why Polyamory May Be The Answer To Your Dating Woes

Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment

Does being in a relationship mean you have to be monogamous? For some, the answer is decidedly no. In a conversation that aired on HuffPost Live, ...

'There Is Life Outside Of Monogamy, And It Actually Works Amazingly Well'

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.09.2014 | Divorce

Although monogamous relationships are the norm, some couples are breaking the mold with a foray into the world of open relationships. Take Robyn T...

Enter Into The World Of An Open Relationship With These Intimate, NSFW Portraits

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts

Navigating the ins and outs of an open relationship can be a difficult task, attempting to determine the actors, settings and moods involved in the so...

'I disagree with copulation without love' - Married Man, age 29, 1949

Zoe Strimpel | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Zoe Strimpel

The talk today about young men wanting sex all the time and hating commitment, with womanly love as the enemy to the fun, strings-free life all young dudes desire, is usefully framed by the feedback of young men in the late 1940s.

Somebody Else's Guy: Sex and the Not-So-Single Man

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Defects, he had a few, and Daniel was perfectly willing to own them. The 34-year-old businessman from Spain revealed one of those "defects" (his word)...

Dick and Duane, Husband/Husband Comedy Duo, Talk 32 Years of Marriage, Performing Together and Open Relationships (NSFW PHOTOS)

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Phillip M. Miner

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Dick and Duane, the husband-and-husband comedy team. Dick (aka Richie Cohen aka Monkey) and Duane (aka Duane Tragis aka Ape) have been a couple since their teens (32 years and counting) and performing together since the '80s.

Gay Men Should Do Whatever They Want in Their Relationships

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

There has been a lot of controversy over a blog post I wrote on The Huffington Post two weeks ago entitled "Are Gay Men Scared of Monogamy?" Given the response, you'd think I'd written a post called "The Gay Apocalypse Is Coming, and If You Don't Pair Off, You're Going to Die!"