There is no worse feeling in the world than finding out that your partner has cheated on you. But what do you do when your partner doesn’t believe that they’ve done anything wrong? Cheating is a complex topic because every person that you ask has a different idea of what constitutes cheating. For some people, simply looking at another person in a desirous way is cheating. For others, even having sex with someone else isn’t considered cheating. Read more »
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So, in continuation of my series on polyamory, today I want to address some reasons that people might enter a polyamorous relationship. This is not meant to be a conclusive list, but rather to give an idea of why someone might choose this lifestyle. In reality, the reasons for entering such a relationship are as varied as the different types of set ups and even as the people people within the relationships. Read more »
So it’s been a few weeks since I posted, school and lack of inspiration will do that to you, but I am very excited to be able to post again, so without further ado.
Has anyone ever said something along the lies of “I really like him/her, but I can’t date him/her because I might get hurt”? Have you said this yourself? I know I have and I know a lot of other people with this mentality as well. We really need to take a step back sometimes and think about what a relationship is, how they work and what our expectations are. Read more »
From the time we hit high school, and sometimes even sooner, we start dating. Then we continue to date until we find that one person that is our “other half” or “the one” or whatever you want to call them. Dating is a wonderful experience and can be extremely fulfilling, but the obsession that we have with it is harming our relationships in more ways than one. Read more »
Have you ever noticed that we’re taught that we’re supposed to wait until we’re married to have sex and after marriage, the running joke is that no one has sex anymore? A 2001 survey conducted by Durex suggested that unmarried couples have sex an average of 146 times per year, while married couples have sex only 98 times per year. Clearly, after marriage sex becomes less of a priority. Today I want to talk about why it’s important to keep your sex life active, even after you say “I do”. Read more »
Do you remember how you felt at the very beginning of your relationship? That time when you were trying to impress your partner, when you bought them flowers or cooked them dinner? How often do you get that feeling six months into the relationship? Probably not as often anymore. We’re all guilty of it. We become comfortable in our relationships and stop trying. For some reason we forget that the person they fell in love with was the one from the beginning of the relationship. I have good news for you though, it’s easy to get that excitement back. We’re going to talk about some ways to put that spice from the beginning back into the relationship. And since we all know today’s economy is in the, well you know what, we’re going to go with ways that won’t clean out your bank account. Read more »
I am proud of who I am. I am polyamorous, kinky, and happy but in the real world, this can be a dangerous combination. My generation has made great strides towards tolerance and acceptance, especially on the topic of homosexuality. In the United States, for the first time in recorded history, more than 50% of people believe that gay marriage should be legal! Sadly the same gains have not been made in the other alternative sexualities, making many of us partaking in them having to hide part of ourselves from other people. Read more »
The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy came to me highly recommended by a friend when I started getting interested in having an open relationship, and for good reason. This book is a wonderful starting point for those interested in polyamory at all. Easton and Hardy write in a frank, easy to understand tone that suits the topic perfectly. The book is separated into “parts” and then each part is broken down into chapters.