I have become fascinated with the idea of open relationships. I am finding out that they are more common than not (I found out 2 coworkers that I know are participating in them, and there could be more). Several blogs I read have writers that are in open relationships.
I personally think that I could not be in one. I hate the idea of sharing my guy. I have some major jealousy issues (that I wish I knew how to overcome). Though, I guess technically I am in one now, if you count D as my friend with benefits. We are far from a relationship, but I am sharing him. He has been honest about seeing other girls as well. I don’t like it, but I feel my opinion doesn’t really count in the situation. I have no claim on him.
One coworker I have talked to about the whole open relationship thing. Him and his wife has strict rules. She gets to say yes or no to any girls he wants to sleep with, and she is allowed to mess with girls, but not guys. There is also to be no attachment to whoever they sleep with. That seems fair enough, and most of the time their side people end up in a threesome with the couple. I am a big fan of threesomes. Heh, I was actually kind of hinting that I would be interested in joining them, until he said he does not sleep with coworkers anymore, due to a bad experience.
The other coworker I have not talked to about their open relationship. I have only heard that he is in one from another coworker. I would love to find out more, but its not really a subject to bring up when you barely know his name.
Anyways, I am fascinated with open relationships. The risks and trusts that go with them are huge. But, at the same time, I can see how they can help the true couple stay together, letting each other fulfill fantasies that the other has no interest in. Please, correct me if I am wrong. I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences.