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Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

    Loved it in print

    I read this book when it first came out, and found it to be a very good read. I was already well-aquainted with polyamory, but this book offered such a wide variety of perspectives on the broader category of open relationships that I learned a lot from it. Very good as an introduction for the curious as well as a good way for those already practicing open relationships to expand their views.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2012

    Shared a lot of my views on this, and I think it will help me in

    Shared a lot of my views on this, and I think it will help me in my current relationship.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2008

    A reviewer

    Tristan Taormino is an over-achiever, a multifaceted woman with an impressive breadth of expertise and talent. To her long list of accomplishments she now adds this latest book on open relationships. At almost 350 pages, it leaves nothing out. This is a book of amazing diversity with personal stories of people from a wide range of sexual orientations, lifestyles, and styles of open relationship. It was thoroughly researched and includes references to a significant number of well-known alternative relationships experts, sociologists, anthropologists, researchers, therapists and communications and relationship skills experts. Far from a dry technical manual, throughout the book Taormino includes compelling quotes from and the personal stories of many of the 126 people she interviewed. These lend a valuable perspective by which the reader can identify and connect with the information and advice offered. She includes checklists and questions for negotiating the terms of open relationship and explains terminology to help people who are new to open relationships get a handle on what kind of open relationship they want. Chapters that particularly impress me are the chapters on compersion, which is the most comprehensive I¿ve seen on that topic, coming out, raising children in open relationships, safer sex - also excellent - and legal and practical matters. The book is thoroughly annotated and includes statistics about the age, locale, gender, sexual orientation, etc., of the interviewees. There is a comprehensive and up-to-date resource guide that includes a lengthy book list - I have the impression that she¿s read everyone of them! - a list of conferences and events, GLBT/queer resources, local, regional and national and international organizations, online groups, listservs and communities, professional directories, resources on research and activism, spirituality resources, and so on. Opening Up will quickly become a mainstay for those learning how to successfully conduct their open relationships.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Tristan taorminos book.

    I think this explains very well the variations of poly relationships. Very well written. It ans a lot of questions.






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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Best alternative relationship book ever!!!!

    This

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Highly recommend

    This book provide a comprehensive overview for anyone considering open partnerships. A must read. Tristan is a phenomenal writer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2008

    Tristan triumphs!

    Well-researched survey about contemporary polyamory issues. Authorative references. Many resources and web sites in all national regions. Taormino is a regular columnist for the Village Voice, and attends shows and seminars all over the world.

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