A new book about open relationships promises some interesting reading for anyone considering taking the plunge. Out Open: Open Relationships and Monogamy in the Gay Community offers personal anecdotes and a pragmatic one-on-one approach that the author hopes will put readers at ease while informing their decision to be open or monogamous.
Author, Jay Jackson Feldman, explains, “I remember when I first came out, someone gave me a couple underground books that were considered mandatory reading for anyone fresh out of the closet. I want Out Open to be that kind of seminal coming out book; something that can stand the test of time and facilitate conversation between couples considering an open relationship.”
Written with a casual and direct style, Out Open is a witty and entertaining read with some poignant analogies and ideas. Unapologetically frank and timely, the author pulls no punches in his depiction of the risks and rewards that being open can bring. Some of the topics explored in this book include: Monogamy in Nature, Emotional Monogamy vs. Physical Monogamy, Commitment Issues, Emotional Cheating vs. Physical Cheating, Approaching Your Partner About Being Open, Setting Ground Rules and Leaving a Relationship, just to name a few.
“The idea behind Out Open isn’t to promote open relationships, nor pass judgement on them.” The Author states. “I like to think of it as a roadmap to a destination of your own making.”
Out Open: Open Relationships and Monogamy in the Gay Community will be released on April 5, 2016 and is available for pre-order on iBooks.