#open blog.

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

  • 10 Signs of Healthy Sexual Self Esteem

    10 Signs of Healthy Sexual Self Esteem

    Sexual self-esteem is feeling capable of being involved in sexual practices with successful procedures and results. Sexual self-esteem tends to differ with age and one’s partner’s sexual skills or interest, and it may vary for men and women and across cultures.


  • Here’s 7+ Unconventional Sex Toys We Love

    Here’s 7+ Unconventional Sex Toys We Love

    The moral of this story — there is absolutely a sex toy (or two…) out there that’s perfect for you! All it takes is a computer, some free time, and a little bit of inspiration to find.


  • We Got Attacked By A Bat! How My First Full Swap Swinging Experience Got Spooky

    We Got Attacked By A Bat! How My First Full Swap Swinging Experience Got Spooky

    When my first-ever full swap experience turned a bit frightful, I knew I had to save this odd story for October.


  • These Are The Best Clubs For Swingers, According To #open Users

    These Are The Best Clubs For Swingers, According To #open Users

    During our recent SWINGING 101 workshop, a number of our #open community members asked for a list of swing club recommendations — so we’ve created one!


  • Looking For Sober Date Ideas? My Partner And I Took A Yoga Class With Goats

    Looking For Sober Date Ideas? My Partner And I Took A Yoga Class With Goats

    When yoga came up as a possible date activity, and I was tasked with setting it up, I went for the quirkiest option I could find, and that happened to be goat yoga at Bradley Mountain Farm.


  • Here’s What Swinging Is Actually Like #FactVsFiction

    Here’s What Swinging Is Actually Like #FactVsFiction

    Swinging is a sexual practice in which singles or people in committed, ethically non-monogamous relationships engage in sexual activities with other couples and singles as a form of recreation and socialization.


  • How Calming Your Mind Can Help You Enjoy Anal Play More

    How Calming Your Mind Can Help You Enjoy Anal Play More

    Deep abdominal breathing relaxes the muscles, especially those in the pelvic floor. Using breath during anal play is an excellent way to help yourself relax and experience pleasure.


  • We Chatted With 4 Real #open Users About Dating And Non-Monogamy

    We Chatted With 4 Real #open Users About Dating And Non-Monogamy

    The team at #open is constantly blown away by the array of diverse humans that are swiping, connecting, and dating in-app. We want to share more about our vibrant community, so we’re continuing our Faces of #open campaign.


  • Dating IRL During the Summer Of COVID-19

    Dating IRL During the Summer Of COVID-19

    Boldly asking potential dates what their recent exposure looks like, if they’ve been wearing masks, and whether they’ve taken appropriate distancing considerations when in public has become my new standard.


  • Black Lives Matter.

    Black Lives Matter.

    We want to create a better community, and so we’re taking this time to turn our attention to the ways that we all must work together to create a racially & socially just world.