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Books for Opening Your Relationship

Books for Opening Your Relationship | Uncommon Love Poly Counseling in Portland

I created this video a while back talking about my favorite books to recommend newly open couples and opening relationships.  

So many of you have asked for these recommendations I thought I would re-post for you here (ignore my old branding).  

If you are considering opening your relationship, congratulations!  

Not everyone decides to have this conversation in relationships, and the avoidance of this topic ends so many relationships.  Even if you decide to stay or be monogamous you will be stronger together for having talked through your worries or concerns about intimacy with other people.  

 It is important to have resources nearby, so in this video I will outline a few of my favorite books for couples who are considering opening their agreements to include other people in their relationship.  

If you're want more help creating non-monogamy agreements in your relationship give me a call for a free consultation to see if working together might help you grow.


Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC is a sex educator and relationship coach specializing in polyamory, open relationshipsjealousy, LGBTQ issues and infidelity.  

She can help you:

Contact her for a free consultation to see if working with her is right for you.

Click here to download her free guides to strengthen your relationship (monogamous or not).

Where to Meet Other Non-Monogamous Portlanders

Where to Meet Nonmonogamous Portlanders | Uncommon Love Open Relationship Counseling in Portland

One of the top concerns among my non-monogamous clients is how to meet other open couples and singles.  It can be tough to find community especially for people new to non-monogamy.

Here are a few of the groups my clients have said they enjoyed attending:

She Bop - She Bop is a woman-owned sex toy store and education center in Northeast Portland.  They frequently offer an educational session for folks considering non-monogamy.  I highly recommend attending one of their trainings for couples.   

Portland Leather Alliance - is an organization based in leather appreciation and sex-positive community.  They frequently host "munch" events for potential new members where you can meet others in the community.  If leather or BDSM play is a potential interest for you I recommend attending a munch to find local community.

SPEEC- The Sex Positive Education and Event Center has recently opened in Portland, and while I haven't sent a client there yet, I am certain I will.  This organization is lead by a number of sex-positive community members I have long respected professionally, I anticipate great things from them!

Portland Q Center - Occasionally the Q Center offers a poly support group and one for open relationships.  They frequently offer them for partners of gender non-conforming folks (SOFFA), bisexual folks, and people who are just coming out LGBQ (as well as one for new kinksters).  Check their calendar to see if there is a group for you.

Portland Poly MeetUps - There are a number of polyamory-focused meetup groups in the Portland, OR (and Vancouver, WA) area.  Check these listings to see if there is an opportunity that speaks to you.

Sex-Positive Portland MeetUp - There are a number of sex-positive themed meet up groups in Portland and the surrounding area.  Check here to see if one resonates with your needs.  

Portland Polyamory Outreach Group - is a local organization dedicated to sharing resources for poly folks in Oregon.  Check their site for groups, organizations, and meetups near you.

Best of luck to you in creating community.  If you need help or support please let me know, I am happy to help.  

Gina

 


Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC is a sex educator and relationship coach specializing in polyamory, open relationshipsjealousy, LGBTQ issues and infidelity.  

She can help you:

Contact her for a free consultation to see if working with her is right for you.

Click here to download her free guides to strengthen your relationship (monogamous or not).