Originally Posted by Nathan
I was wondering how common this is, and also how other guys cope with this situation.
I don't think it matters how common it is or isn't. The real question is whether or not it works for those involved.
When speaking of various forms of non-monogamy...it ain't poly if you're just fucking around.
While polyamory, open relationships, and swinging are all distinctly different approaches to non-monogamy, they are not mutually exlusive. Folks can, and some do, engage in more than one of them at a time--and it's all good.