Polyamory.com Forum  

Go Back   Polyamory.com Forum > Polyamory > Introductions

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-25-2012, 11:10 PM
RestlessMoon RestlessMoon is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 7
Default Opening Up in TX

I'm 33, female, and have been in a monogamous marriage for almost 7 years. Long story short, a couple of years ago, my husband expressed an interest in seeking out other sex partners. We discussed it at the time, and I was open to it, but we never progressed past talking and he never pursued anyone else.

I guess that conversation has been bumping around my mind for a while, and my desire to do the same thing -- have other partners -- has intensified in the last couple of months. I sought out a polyamory-friendly therapist (found him on the kink-aware professionals list) to help me think through this and have started up the conversations with my husband again.

Last week, on vacation in California, hubby and I spent hours sitting in front of the fire and talking about all the logistics of having other partners, and I think we both realized that neither of us is looking for one-night stands or bar hookups (maybe bar/party makeout sessions ). So I started exploring polyamory. I've read The Ethical Slut and Tristan Taormino's Opening Up, and would be glad to hear recommendations of other books and resources.

But... now I think neither of us really knows how to proceed. I hope I'll find a lot of good information here on the forum!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-26-2012, 09:09 PM
kdt26417's Avatar
kdt26417 kdt26417 is offline
Official Greeter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Olympia, Washington
Posts: 5,780
Default

Hi RestlessMoon,
Welcome to our forum.

I think "Polyamory: the new love without limits" (by Deborah Anapol) is a good book; also "Sex At Dawn" (by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha) comes highly recommended.

Also you can find Book and Website Recommendations at ... http://www.polyamory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1096

"Ethical Slut" and "Opening Up" are like the top two major book titles, so you have a good foundation.

A few other staples:

Polyamory in movies/music/art? ... http://www.polyamory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=733
Golden Nuggets ... http://www.polyamory.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=26

Have a look at those three links, and browse around on the site, you will find a lot of good information.

Regards,
Kevin T.
__________________
Love means never having to say, "Put down that meat cleaver!"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
introduction, marriage, opening up a marriage

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:15 AM.