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I Want An Open Relationship

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 156 People

    Next Time

    I think I will just go for it. Less worry about cheating that way... Plus, it might be fun to share a girl, since I'm bi anyway.(((Takes defensive lineman's pose to ward off the pervs who will undoubtedly go after me for this story)))
    DeadOfDecember DeadOfDecember 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    I Don't Want For Myself, But Am Open To The Idea

    it would have to be a case of "what i don't know won't hurt me". and the other women would have to understand they are only guests. jealousy isn't a problem for me, so much as women being enemies. all in all, it sounds like a very bad idea, but it might be right for him.
    scratchedxthornxwrists scratchedxthornxwrists 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    A New Life

    I love my husband, sometimes. He meets most of my needs financially but thats about as far as it goes. I miss romance and the feeling of having a man melt over me. I am very attractive but I feel like my husband is now used to or maybe even bored with me. I want to feel the...
    Sunshine1058 Sunshine1058 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    Openness

    For me one of the key things of having a good strong relationship is being able to be completly open with your love, To be able to trust eachother to the point where you can share anything with one another and feel comfortable doing it!
    SAlan SAlan 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 21, 2009

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    I'm Aching For This

    This past summer I admitted to myself that I don't want monogamy. As much as I tried to be the monogamous type, it really didn't sit right with me. I stopped believing that one person is enough for me. I have enjoyed being single and realize how much that means to me. I love...
    HoldMeandListen HoldMeandListen 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    Asking To Begin An Open Relationship.

    My gf of 4 years and I have been talking about going into an open relationship for a month now but recently its gotten complicated. For me at least. At a friends party with my significant other I met a woman my age. We immediately clicked and were into each other from the get...
    ColloquialArdor ColloquialArdor 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 12, 2013

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    Where To Start

    Some of you have heard but to those that haven't please read and I'd love your serious (and sexy) comments. OK, where to start...let me give you some idea of who I am and why I am on here... Yes, I am real married wife, we are swingers-role play/enjoy cuckolding, etc.. I love...
    karynkn1 karynkn1 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2011

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    Jealousy

    (I copied and pasted this from my blog. In my first story here in this experience group, I mentioned a guy that was accepting of my open lifestyle but that I got scared and pulled away from. Well, here is an update and a lesson learned for myself. so here goes)So, remember that...
    HoldMeandListen HoldMeandListen 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 20, 2012

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    Some Day

    My fiance and I have been talking about opening our relationship for a few months now. It was mostly my idea and he was pretty strongly opposed at first. We have been together for almost five years so it was kind of a shock to him. Now he is warming up to the idea. We both...
    noel25 noel25 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    I've been with my BF

    for eight years now. However I'm a very sexual person and a very loving one. I love many people and I don't see a problem with that. I also enjoy the adventure of random/casual sex. Also I am bi therefore I would like to sleep with women. All of these qualities are part of who...
    OuranGirl OuranGirl 26-30, F 1 Response May 4

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    Spreading Wings

    No cage required, Their wings are free, To fly, to soar, to be happy. No chains required, A deep bond you know, Free To explore, to learn to grow. No lies required, Connections deep, With total trust, your souls do reap, Two souls so open, Their love does thrive, With total...
    Roxanne1960 Roxanne1960 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    I Have This Problem With Sexual Monogamy...

    I never cheat, but I always want to. I feel like I'm just saying the same thing everyone else is thinking. Why can someone be so happy in a particular relationship but crave that uninhibited, passionate, occasional sex? I love my man, but being with him since I was 24 makes me...
    nyclostandconfused nyclostandconfused 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2010

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    Originally Closed

    I was not comfortable with the idea of open relationships for most of my 27 year life. To me, it seemed like a cop out at the time or an excuse to sleep around but in retrospect after having been with a rocky emotional road to recovery - I realized that open relationships were...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    Open Relationship

    Most people want to have an open relationship for personal satsification. My reason for doing so is to fulfill my partners desires. I do not believe in being dominated, humilated or cockold. I do believe that people can be loved and their partner still have free will. If someone...
    blackrose93 blackrose93 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 15, 2013

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    I Wanted It.

    I went to my husband about having an Open Relationship. We talked and talked some more. We came up with rules and we are going to give it a try. I need things my husband can't give me. I love my husband dearly and I'm not looking for a long term relationship, just someone to...
    Looking4more64 Looking4more64 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2012

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    In Light

    In light of the comments upon my previously story in this group - I felt I should write another. For most of the years leading up to the grand age of 21, I was blindly faithful both in people and in love. I'm serious, I was the guy who would give you the shirt off his back if you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 16, 2009

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    I Want An Open Relationship But My Boyfriend Doesn'T....

    One of my first flings was with this guy I met on some online dating site. He was cute, smart and knew how to ****. We had a great sexual connection and one of the first times we ****** it came up in conversation that he doesn't believe in monogamous relationships. Shocked and...
    ShouldILaughOrCry ShouldILaughOrCry 22-25, F Feb 6, 2013

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    My Experience With An Open Relationship

    I have seen several questions/comments/stories on EP inquiring or wondering if open-relationships are even real, or if they can work. This is just my $0.02 but my personal experience has been that yes the most certainly do exist and when handled properly they are both very...
    zumahl zumahl 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Ive been "friends with benefits" or "hook up buddies" with this guy for a few weeks now. I really want it to become something more and go on dates but he made it clear it's no...
    creativeowl creativeowl 18-21, F Jul 2

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    I am so glad I found this group! I have been looking on experience project for something like this! It is truly my day :) I am looking for a deeper relationship- not...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I met this amazing guy through sports, I feel safe, and loved, and like nothing can touch me, when we are together, he tells me he loves me, and calls me his girlfriend, and babe...
    justyouraverageteen justyouraverageteen 16-17, F Jul 12

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    The longest relationship I've ever had is almost two years. I just called it off and I feel terrible... All that time spent with someone, all the planning and talking about...
    Tayway22 Tayway22 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    As much as I wish I could be in one, I don't want to because I'm the one who always gives up in the relationship, & it's not fair to the other person. The break up even leave me...
    anaa0617 anaa0617 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I'm really ready to be in a relationship right now.
    feelinghelpless4 feelinghelpless4 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    There is this boy. We really like eachother but we know that if we date then that will ruin our friendship. We are really close and hang out alot. Just dont want to deal cause we...
    Natha165 Natha165 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I want to love and be loved...
    charmee26 charmee26 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    All I want and need is to find somebody like you... In a perfect world. Where is my Mr. Right? :)
    charmee26 charmee26 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    But it is hard to get my wife to agree to such an arrangement.
    bisexualman79 bisexualman79 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I think they can work. I think people are too quick to dismiss them as a fad or unworkable.
    bisexualman79 bisexualman79 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 1

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    I'd love it if my boyfriend let me go on occasional (like once or twice a year) dates with other men. I'm a virgin and am not after sex. I love him, but I like variety too! A...
    PersianPeasant PersianPeasant 18-21, F Jul 15

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    I used to live with a bi lady. We had a great time sharing each other
    lex5742 lex5742 51-55, M Jul 15

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    USA/Ghana-- 7 years ago I went to Ghana with a Ghanaian-American guy I was dating at the time (let's call him Yaw). Since Yaw's main purpose in going to Ghana was to visit family...
    Eureka54 Eureka54 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    USA/Ghana-- 7 years ago I went to Ghana with a Ghanaian-American guy I was dating at the time (let's call him Yaw). Since Yaw's main purpose in going to Ghana was to visit family...
    Eureka54 Eureka54 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    - I grew up in a New Age environment. For many years when I had a headache or the flu, my mom would heal me instead of giving me pills. We would seek answers to our problems by...
    Vanaheim Vanaheim 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    never had a girlfriend but there was one girl that I wanted as my girlfriend that also wanted our relationship to an open one meaning she wanted to have other lovers. I didn't like...
    beachboy14u beachboy14u 18-21, T 4 Responses Jul 3

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    Having trouble getting over her. It's all because of the way our situation ended -with her completely ignoring me . Last time I texted her all I wanted was to talk for some...
    Musicaddict02 Musicaddict02 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I just want it over with.... He obviously doesn't have the time of day for a relationship since he hasn't seen me in over a month and keeps avoiding me. I keep trying to make plans...
    kaymarie8 kaymarie8 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I just discovered tiramisu, and damn. I'm in an open relationship with red velvet cake so that's good
    ILoveYourSmile ILoveYourSmile 13-15, F Jul 10

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    How can I get my lesbian ex back? We were best friends for about a year before we decided to date. We fell hard and fast for each other. We dated for about four years and have...
    helpplease12 helpplease12 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    This is not quite only an experience, i really want to hear your thoughts around this. I have been seeing this guy for two months, we have been close as friends i three years, but...
    maryanah maryanah 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I loved her.. Still do. Probably always will. Thought she was the one but... She thought it was better to opt for an open relationship.. Ouch huh? Anyway. Bi / Les ladies hmu.. I'm...
    levitation143 levitation143 16-17, F a week ago

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    With myself.. I'm so bi-polar, one minute I feel inspired and want to conquer the world and the next I just want to hide in my room and shut out everyone... Tonight I almost...
    LostEbonyGirl LostEbonyGirl 18-21, F Jul 19

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    My story I fell in love with my cousins friends years ago she was my heart she n my cousin had a relationship. I was young i was infatuated with her she took advantage of my...
    lorrai lorrai 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I don't want a relationship based solely on sex. I want a relationship where we truly care for one another, where we share sorrows and joys, where we want to spend time together...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I fell deeply in love with this girl 2 years ago and we slowly drifted away over time. But we still acted like we were in a relationship. Then one day she ran off with her friend...
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M Jul 21

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    Hello, I would like to get advice on this situation. I am working with a capricorn man. I am working this job for 3 months, but since my work contract is ending soon I will be...
    Denzton Denzton 36-40, M Jul 12

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    I was in a real dark place last year. I was always in that place but last year I really thought of just disappearing from everything or welcoming death. Then something amazing...
    craiglovesyou craiglovesyou 31-35, M 22 hrs ago

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    does anyone else have the same problem; when someone likes you and either you don't like them or you don't want a relationship so you say something nice like "I'm not looking for a...
    sabby86 sabby86 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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