I have been writing about the need so many of my couples face for more community and resources. It's only natural to want to learn from and with others when trying something new- and since so many non-monogamous relationships are closeted, it can be hard to find people you connect with face to face.
Check out the online resources below to build your knowledge base as you begin to consider non-monogamy. You can also use these to meet other couples in open marriages and relationships.
OpeningUp.Net is one of my favorite resources based on my favorite book for newly open couples ,Opening Up. Check their free downloads and the blog for great information and gatherings for non-monogamous people like you!
FetlLife.com has been described as a facebook for sex-positive or kinky folks. There are great educational forums and discussions, even listings, and personals adds all offered in this online social networking community.
Poly in the News is a great regularly updated collection of resources from across the web- like a newspaper of non-monogamy.
Freaksexual.com is a blog with great reading material for people new to polyamory and non-monogamy.
Poly From the Inside Out shares personal stories and general resources for polyamorous community members.
Poly Weekly Podcast focuses on issues related to open relationships and stories within our poly community. If reading isn't your thing, download a few episodes and give it a listen!
PuckerUp is a sex-positive and open relationship affirming blog by my favorite author and sex educator, Tristan Taormino. Check it out for a very wide array of resources!
The Stranger Articles by Dan Savage can be great because Dan has been writing about sexuality and non-monogamy for longer than many. He's pretty outspoken and has been known to offend- so reader beware.
The Stranger Articles by Mistress Matisse is another great source for sex-positive writing that affirms the experience of sex workers (Matisse is a professional dom).
Good luck to you on this reading journey! Let me know if you want some professional support along the way!
She can help you:
- rediscover passion in long-term relationships
- repair trust after infidelity or dishonesty
- move past jealousy, insecurity or codependent patterns
- open your relationship or practice polyamory with care
- resolve sexual dysfunction and disconnect
- break unhealthy communication patterns in your relationship
Contact her for a free consultation to see if working with her is right for you.