Just ask Janet W. Hardy, co-author of The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide To Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures (Celestial Arts), out this April.
According to Hardy who swore off monogamy 22 years ago having multiple partners leads to a happy, enriched life.
She believes monogamous marriage is outdated, and says open relationships help people find everything theyre looking for in life, whether its sex, love, or friendship.
Hardy says an ethical slut believes relationships and sex with anyone is good, no matter what form that comes in.
This means that love triangles, quads two swinging couples and circles of friends with benefits are all legit.
However, theres an ethical side to sluthood.
Hardy says polyamory only works if people are honest with each other, dont intend to hurt anyone, and learn to control their jealousy.
Shes seen many open relationships fail because a third party has intentions of stealing someones lover all for themselves, which Hardy calls, unethical slutting.
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