Has your SO ever allowed you to go out and "explore" for a while but to still come back to them in the end? Like they would be fine with you spending a few nights with a couple of people and they themselves might go "explore" as well.
If that happened I would be a widow.
This is completely unacceptable behavior. Also, what about the feelings of the people who get explored with? It's unfair to everyone involved. If a SO wants to explore, please leave and don't come back.
Sort of. We've not done anything on our own since my first experience with a female a few years after we got married.
I did all my "exploring" before I got married.
I would never do that.
The answers below are consistent with scientific studies.
The majority publicly deny, while the large and growing amount of outside relationship sex increases.
Few admit cheating but it seems quite a few do.
As for me, well I never have needed or wanted sex with more than one person.
I'm not & never have been in a polyamorous relationship.
No because before we got married we did something called, "dating" to figure out who was not right first.
Wether he "allowed" me to or not, I'm not interested. You are either committed to someone, or you are not.
Wrong, wrong, wrong.
I did that I didn't up in the hospital.
End up in the hospital.
I don't have a significant other, but I can't imagine this being ok with anyone.
Creepy and immoral.
That's what dating is for.
Anecdotally, polyamorous and open relationships appear to be on the rise.
No, I did my exploring before I got married. Plan ahead people
I am just wondering how common this is. I heard maybe a few couples doing things like this but not sure if this is common or not. This is just a curious question.