|I'm just going to share my own personal experience. This could apply to straight relationships as well, I suppose... but when I first hit the gay dating scene, I noticed how many relationships are classified as 'open'. I can't emphasize enough that you need to establish exactly where you stand when it comes to your relationship and whether or not it is committed, open, monogamous etc. An open relationship is NOT my cup of tea personally... I could never do it, nor do I need to. Make sure that if you're like me and don't like being in open relationships, you make sure you know where your boyfriend/girlfriend stands. It's a very tempting scene sometimes and there is a LOT of infidelity that goes on if you don't make your boundaries known. Be open (no pun intended) communicators and you'll be fine.
In addition, if you do like open relationships and/or you're with someone who has been in past open relationships... make sure you BOTH get tested for sexually transmitted infections REGULARLY! There's nothing worse than a surprise STI. Yes, protection helps, but it is NOT 100% reliable.
|I still dont get how people can be in an OPEN relationship ? Does it mean they're being honest with each other rather then being in a monogamous relationship and still cheat on their partner ?|
|I think its freedom of choice. A lot of people say they are monogamous when they aren't because they think thats what there partner wants to hear...others say it because they cant handle there own truths..I personally am monogamous but I don't insist that my partner be that way, just be safe and don't give me any STDs and be honest...although I never have asked if he has cheated, I don't care about that, its just sex, not love, and I KNOW for a fact that he loves me..14 years proves that.|