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Opening Up by Tristan Taormino
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Aug 01, 09

bookshelves: nonfiction, sexuality-and-relationships, favorites
Read in July, 2009

Hand down this is the best book out there on open relationships. It contains none of the arrogance of The Ethical Slut and none of the useless (to me) tantric and self-help babble of Polyamory: The New Love Without Limits. I don't want to define it by what it doesn't have, though, as the book is full of people telling their own stories about how they have made their relationships work. Tristan makes room for all sorts of relationship configurations, passing no judgment on any of them. She provides practical advice about everything from knowing your own boundaries to protection from STIs.

Tristan is a gift to the world, and I'm so thankful she wrote this book.
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