Opening Up - Tristan Taormino

A Guide to Creating & Sustaining Open Relationships


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Opening Up: A Guide to Creating & Sustaining Open Relationships -

Review scored five out of five stars

Publisher: Cleis Press Inc
Published: 2008
ISBN: 978-1-57344-295-4
Reviewed By: Smashley
Review Date: November 27, 2011
Category: Instructional, Kink, Polyamory, Queer, Relationship

Back Cover Summary:

Relationship expert and bestselling author Tristan Taormino offers a bold new strategy for creating loving, lasting relationships. Drawing on in-depth interviews with over a hundred women and men, Opening Up explores the real-life benefits and challenges of all styles of open relationships – from partnered monogamy to solo polyamory. With her refreshingly down-to-earth style and sharp wit, Taormino offers solutions for making an open relationship work, including tips on dealing with jealousy, negotiating boundaries, finding community, parenting, and time management. Opening Up will change the way you thinking about intimacy – and will help you decide if an open relationship is right for you.

Reviewer Comments on Rating:

It's hard not to compare this book to Ethical Slut, which the book calls the Poly bible, but they couldn't be more different. The content is the same but the approaches are totally different. Opening Up reads a bit more like a text book, but in the best way possible. This book provides more in-depth explanations of the various types of poly lifestyles as well as the most expansive Resource Guide I've ever seen. If you're anywhere in North America or on the internet (which I'm assuming you are...) there are probably several groups here for you! This book is perfection. This books is more about the relationships than just being able to have multiple sexual partners. I highly recommend you read this especially after Ethical Slut, they work so well together.
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