Opening Up: A Guide To Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships

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Cleis Press, May 5, 2008 - Self-Help - 376 pages
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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 non-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 think about intimacy.

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User Review  - atreic - LibraryThing

Practical and sympathetic book on a range of ways of doing non-monogamy. Easy to read, lots of anecdotes from real people. Possibly slightly too much focus on America and BDSM for some people's tastes. Read full review

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User Review  - senbei - LibraryThing

Despite being the first text I've read cover-to-cover on the subject of non-monogamy and polyamorous relationships, I nevertheless believe Opening Up to be one of the best. I have asked friends as ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Tristan Taormino is an award-winning author, columnist, editor, filmmaker, and sex educator. She is the author of seven books and the editor of 23 anthologies. She’s written for a multitude of publications from Yale Journal of Law and Feminism to Penthouse. She lives in New York City. 50 Shades of Kink "A gentle guide. You'll be an expert quicker than you can say 'horse-hair butt-plug." —HuffPost Lifestyle "This slim volume is a guide to BDSM for newcomers, written by an expert—Tristan Taormino—and packed with useful advice about the practices and products." —Erotic Trade Only "After the international phenomenon of Fifty Shades of Grey, this is the book the world needed—a quality how-to guide and overview on the basics of BDSM" —Aerie's Room "Whatever your level in the world of BDSM, this book should be on your shelf." —Cara Sutra "I can’t stress enough the importance of being educated on the terms, toys, gear and how to play safely when it comes to kinky sex, and 50 Shades of Kink covers it all." —A Good Woman's Dirty Mind

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