As a concept, who wouldn’t think being in an open relationship sounds like a blast? You get the security and steady companionship you love about traditional relationships without having to sacrifice your sexual freedom in the process. In many ways, it sounds like the ultimate way to have your cake and eat it too. However, just as strict monogamy isn’t right for everyone, neither are open relationships.
The fact remains that we’re still living in a society that places a very high value on monogamy and traditional connections. The idea of entering into an open relationship can feel a little bit strange for that reason. There’s also still quite a lot of misinformation floating around out there, making it even more difficult to determine whether or not an open relationship is the right choice for you. The following are just a few of the most common and most persistent myths. How many of these do you believe?