open marriage

open marriage

  1. A marital relationship in which each partner agrees that the other partner may have sexual relations with other people as he or she sees fit.
    • 1973 Jan. 8, "[,9171,910515,00.html The Sexes: Swinging Future]," Time:
      "Most people have been married more than once, and adultery is universally tolerated. Open marriage would simply legitimize what we already live."
    • 1975 March 17, Suzy Chaffee: The Liberated Beauty, Beaver County Times
      "Marriage is only possible for me if it's an open marriage".
    • 2002 Aug. 22, Barbara Whitaker, "Neighbor Guilty of Murder Of Girl, 7, in San Diego ↗," New York Times (retrieved 5 Aug 2011):
      Both said they had an open marriage, having sexual relations with others.

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