Is more better?

Researchers estimate that as many as 5 percent of Americans are currently in relationships involving consensual nonmonogamy — that is, permission to go outside the couple looking for love or sex.

The boundaries in these relationships are remarkably varied, with some couples negotiating one-off "swinging" or partner-swapping experiences. and others forming stable bonds among three, four or five partners simultaneously. The latter is a version of polyamory, relationships in which people have multiple partnerships at once with the full knowledge of all involved.

" Several studies show that couples in open marriages tend to be happier and more satisfied with their marriages and with life in general than couples in monogamous marriages."
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"The benefits of swinging include increased marital satisfaction."

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On the other hand, "While some couples are able to pull this lifestyle off, it’s a high risk proposition. Books like Easton and Hardy’s The Ethical Slut help couples to establish rules for open relationships; but the ability to follow them indefinitely is the key." see

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