(Closed) Spinoff — are you in favor of open marriage?

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Are you in favor of open marriage?
    Yes! We are presently in or will have an open marriage. : (13 votes)
    2 %
    Yes! It's not for us, but I support the right of others to have one. : (164 votes)
    26 %
    Yes, I think it's weird, but who am I to judge? : (84 votes)
    14 %
    No way! Open marriage is NOT what marriage is all about! : (316 votes)
    51 %
    Meh! I really don't care! : (28 votes)
    5 %
    I love cream puffs! : (9 votes)
    1 %
    I'm conflicted! : (6 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    309 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    There isn’t an option for No? I’m personally fine with the “YES” options but I just thought others might not be

    EDIT: Nevermind! Thanks for updating 🙂

    Post # 5
    14498 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    For us, it is OH HELL TO THE NOOOO!  If others want to, meh, not my issue.

    Post # 6
    6207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    It’s a NO for me. Obviously people can do whatever they want, but I kinda feel that if you’re going to have an open marriage, why get married in the first place?

    Post # 7
    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m not in favor of them for myself, but if others are into it then sure.

    Post # 8
    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Different strokes for different folks!

    Post # 9
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    To me an open marriage is not really a marriage.

    Post # 10
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Not for us, but, if others want to do it, that’s really their business.

    Post # 11
    1038 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @MeiFrancis:  This is what I don’ t understand as well.  Seems like you are basically saying “yes I vow to stand by your side always, but if I get bored of you sexually, I’m free to have sex with others”


    Seems like if a couple had a strong enough marriage in the first place in all areas of marriage, they wouldn’t even need to be considering sex outside of it. 

    Post # 12
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    To each, their own…but not for us though. I don’t think I would be able to handle it emotionally.

    Post # 13
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Can we have a poll option for “I’m conflicted”? It’s not that I don’t care–part of me thinks very strongly that it’s a poor idea, jeopardizes all kinds of relationships, and is immoral, and the other part of me thinks that other people’s marriages are their business and that it’s silly and wrong to expect the diverse, complicated world of human relationships to conform to a single archetype.

    Post # 14
    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    It would never be okay for us.. but if it works for someone else, it doesn’t bother me. What someone does in their relationship is between them & their partner & no one else. For me, an open marriage goes against everything marriage represents. 

    Post # 15
    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    It’s not for us, but if it works for others and they’re on the same page about it, good for them. I was raised not to judge others as long as no one is being hurt.

    Post # 16
    2894 posts
    Sugar bee

    I honestly don’t understand them. I have no negative judgement against those who find it is a healthy option in their own lives. Not at all. I simply don’t understand the choice. For me personally, I don’t see a reason to get married if you still want an open marriage. Why not just date till you’re both truly tired of each other? Or, perhaps those who have open marriages see the inclusion of additional partners to be equivalent to what some pro-porn couples see porn as? It’s obviously different but do open marriage bees see having additional partners as simply a sexual outlet but would still love their partner to death and want to stand by them for the rest of their lives. For instance, I believe in porn but just because I find porn to be a healthy sexual outlet doesn’t mean I don’t want to be with my partner. Is it anything like that? Perhaps some supporters could weigh in?

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