Today some couples are considering the non traditional option of having an open relationship. They feel that since so many relationships end due to infidelity, that they’ll eliminate that factor from their relationship. Some people actually don’t believe in being monogamous. Others want the freedom to have different sex partners, but want to be honest about it, rather than cheat. Sometimes boredom in the bedroom may cause couples to contemplate an open relationship.
A couple must both desire to explore this option and must mutually agree upon this type of relationship and ground rules must be put in place. Also they would have to be secure, trusting and not jealous individuals. First of all, in order for this to possibly work, this type of relationship must be simply casual sex, without any emotional connection. (I don’t think anyone can predict whether or not they will develop feelings for someone else). That’s the number one risk factor with this type of relationship. Secondly, the more sexual partners you have, the greater the chance of getting STDs, or an unexpected pregnancy. All partners must practice safe sex.