#open blog.

A multimedia blog project centering non-monogamy, polyamory, and non-traditional relationships.

  • Polyamorists Deserve Same Rental Protections As Monogamous Couples, Says NYC Judge In Controversial Housing Case

    Polyamorists Deserve Same Rental Protections As Monogamous Couples, Says NYC Judge In Controversial Housing Case

    “What was ‘normal’ or ‘nontraditional’ in 1989 is not a barometer for what is normal or nontraditional now.”


  • Here’s How Emotional Abuse Can Look Different In Non-Monogamy

    Here’s How Emotional Abuse Can Look Different In Non-Monogamy

    If they’re telling you you shouldn’t be feeling something because it’s irrational or it’s unevolved, that is a big warning sign for emotional abuse in polyamory.


  • 7 Important Reasons Why #open Doesn’t Do Background Checks

    7 Important Reasons Why #open Doesn’t Do Background Checks

    All you need to know about new background checking tools on dating apps and why #open doesn’t use them.


  • Background Checks Strengthen Our Most Racist Institutions –– Why Are We Putting Them In Dating Apps?

    Background Checks Strengthen Our Most Racist Institutions –– Why Are We Putting Them In Dating Apps?

    Implementing background checks on dating apps is yet another way we discriminate against people with criminal records, many of whom are innocent.


  • Is Being A Player So Wrong? What Game Theory Teaches Us About Dating

    Is Being A Player So Wrong? What Game Theory Teaches Us About Dating

    Here’s what game theory can teach us about loving the player, and changing the game.


  • How to Find A Third And Avoid Being a Unicorn Hunter

    How to Find A Third And Avoid Being a Unicorn Hunter

    There are ways to instigate and participate in a three-way relationship without being a unicorn hunter! Here’s the diff.


  • Here’s The Secret To Feeling Secure In Non-Monogamy

    Here’s The Secret To Feeling Secure In Non-Monogamy

    The ways attachment styles apply to non-monogamy has been really unclear. Author Jessica Fern adds some clarity.


  • What The &#*@ Is Ethical Non-Monogamy?

    What The &#*@ Is Ethical Non-Monogamy?

    Demystifying ethical non-monogamy, all its beautiful sub-categories, and the reasons why people practice it.


  • We Spent 3 Fun Days At A Hotel Takeover For Swingers –– Here’s What It Was Like!

    We Spent 3 Fun Days At A Hotel Takeover For Swingers –– Here’s What It Was Like!

    As official sponsors of the event, #open came to connect meaningfully with other members of the swinging community.


  • Why Should Dating App Users Pay For Safety Features That Don’t Actually Work?

    Why Should Dating App Users Pay For Safety Features That Don’t Actually Work?

    While companies profit off of women’s very real fears of assault, little is being done to actually reduce violence against women.


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