I’ve taken on an exciting new project, joining a team of talented writers over at the new OK Poly Network website. My column will be “Ask Pen”, and the below article preview is the first of many I hope you’ll find there:
No Rules?! Are You Serious?
My girlfriend wants to open our relationship, but that scares me. What kinds of rules do you have in your poly relationships?
First, Kudos to you, for stepping out into new territory, and exploring ways to meet your partner’s request. You rock!
Second, as with any relationship, communication is oxygen, water, and food for your journey. Every poly experience is different, and we get to fashion designer relationships based on the wants and needs of those we choose to involve. The right way for you, and your girlfriend, to begin exploring ethical non-monogamy, is something only you two can decide. At some point, you will of course want to add the opinions, wants and needs of other partners to the blueprint. Still, this is your baby; you get to choose. My advice is to talk, talk, talk…
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With plenty of ink and affection,