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Opening Up: behind the scenes of our open marriage

Nikki & John, a 30-something married couple exploring open relationships, polyamory and non-monogamy

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Opening Up: behind the scenes of our open marriage

Opening Up: behind the scenes of our open marriage

Nikki & John, a 30-something married couple exploring open relationships, polyamory and non-monogamy

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Nikki and John, two married 30-somethings, open up in real time about the decision to open up their marriage. You'll go on their journey as they explore non-monogamy, polyamory and what it means to be in an open marriage. Send questions, or just say hi, at openinguppodcast@gmail.com

Latest Episodes

Our Story, Our Baggage & Our Decision to Open Up Our Marriage

ENikki and John open up about why we chose to open our marriage, our relationship history and what baggage we bring to the table.

33 MIN2017 SEP 18
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Our Story, Our Baggage & Our Decision to Open Up Our Marriage

Week One of our Open Relationship: First Dates and a Major Case of the Jellos

EThis week, Nikki thrives on the energy of possibility, but forgot what it felt like to have possibility crushed. John, on the other hand, fights the green eyed monster, Jealousy and thinks about what he wants to do in the following week.

21 MIN2017 SEP 18
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Week One of our Open Relationship: First Dates and a Major Case of the Jellos

Nikki gets rejected, we talk with our friends and open up about our fantasy partners

EThis week, Nikki got rejected and John wasn't sure what to do about feeling like her backup plan. We talk with our friends, think about our families and dig deep to get to the root of our feeling of jealousy.

30 MIN2017 SEP 18
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Nikki gets rejected, we talk with our friends and open up about our fantasy partners

4 - Our first big fight, John joins OK cupid and lessons learned in month one

EThis week, we discuss the biggest fight we've had in years. We open up about why it happened, what we could have done differently, how we deescalaed and where it leaves us now. In happier news, John joined OK Cupid (and even liked some people) and we both review the lessons we've learned in our first month of our open marriage.

33 MIN2017 SEP 25
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4 - Our first big fight, John joins OK cupid and lessons learned in month one

5 - John's first date and Nikki has sex with someone else!

EThis is a week of firsts: John set up his first date and Nikki slept with the first new person in more than seven years! John asks Nikki hardball questions about regrets and we dig into the difference between envy and jealousy.

33 MIN2017 OCT 2
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5 - John's first date and Nikki has sex with someone else!

6 - We tackle infidelity, regrets and the jellos

ENicky and John open up about infidelity in our relationship, including our grey areas. John asks Nikki point blank if she regrets having sex with M. Nikki gets a major case of the Jellos while John mis-set expectations and we discuss what we could have done differently.

36 MIN2017 OCT 9
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6 - We tackle infidelity, regrets and the jellos

Week 6 BONUS: Do we even want to be non-monogamous?!?!

EJohn & Nikki ask the question, 6 weeks in, do we even want to have an open marriage? We ask each other this question because of a comment from John, without any discussion in advance. We discuss all kinds of flavors of non-monogamy, including open relationships, swinging, kink based relationships, polyamory and the costs and benefits of monogamy.

27 MIN2017 OCT 11
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Week 6 BONUS: Do we even want to be non-monogamous?!?!

7- A tough question, kinky sex and repeat dates

ENikki & John start by answering a tough question from one of you! Then we open up about our experiment with kinky sex (it had been a while!) and finally we both gush about repeat dates. We also ask what it means to start developing intimacy with other people and how we will handle it together.

36 MIN2017 OCT 17
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7- A tough question, kinky sex and repeat dates

8- John's Kink with Consequences

EThis week we open up about John's kink, including all the history. SPOILERS: John's kink is autogynephilia, or AGP, which is the idea of transforming into being a woman and having sex as a woman. We discuss his sexual addiction, his draw to cross dressing and submission, his gender dysphoria, his struggle with gender identity and his decision not to transition to a transwoman. Finally, we tackle what his sexual identity looks like today and what that means in the context of our relationship.

71 MIN2017 OCT 23
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8- John's Kink with Consequences

9 - Our first conversations about being non-monogamous & reflections on the kink episode

EIn week 9, we think back to our very first conversations about opening up our relationship, talk about the last two weeks of our dating life and reflect on what the kink episode has meant for our relationship... and our sex life!

38 MIN2017 OCT 30
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9 - Our first conversations about being non-monogamous & reflections on the kink episode

Latest Episodes

Our Story, Our Baggage & Our Decision to Open Up Our Marriage

ENikki and John open up about why we chose to open our marriage, our relationship history and what baggage we bring to the table.

33 MIN2017 SEP 18
Comments
Our Story, Our Baggage & Our Decision to Open Up Our Marriage

Week One of our Open Relationship: First Dates and a Major Case of the Jellos

EThis week, Nikki thrives on the energy of possibility, but forgot what it felt like to have possibility crushed. John, on the other hand, fights the green eyed monster, Jealousy and thinks about what he wants to do in the following week.

21 MIN2017 SEP 18
Comments
Week One of our Open Relationship: First Dates and a Major Case of the Jellos

Nikki gets rejected, we talk with our friends and open up about our fantasy partners

EThis week, Nikki got rejected and John wasn't sure what to do about feeling like her backup plan. We talk with our friends, think about our families and dig deep to get to the root of our feeling of jealousy.

30 MIN2017 SEP 18
Comments
Nikki gets rejected, we talk with our friends and open up about our fantasy partners

4 - Our first big fight, John joins OK cupid and lessons learned in month one

EThis week, we discuss the biggest fight we've had in years. We open up about why it happened, what we could have done differently, how we deescalaed and where it leaves us now. In happier news, John joined OK Cupid (and even liked some people) and we both review the lessons we've learned in our first month of our open marriage.

33 MIN2017 SEP 25
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4 - Our first big fight, John joins OK cupid and lessons learned in month one

5 - John's first date and Nikki has sex with someone else!

EThis is a week of firsts: John set up his first date and Nikki slept with the first new person in more than seven years! John asks Nikki hardball questions about regrets and we dig into the difference between envy and jealousy.

33 MIN2017 OCT 2
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5 - John's first date and Nikki has sex with someone else!

6 - We tackle infidelity, regrets and the jellos

ENicky and John open up about infidelity in our relationship, including our grey areas. John asks Nikki point blank if she regrets having sex with M. Nikki gets a major case of the Jellos while John mis-set expectations and we discuss what we could have done differently.

36 MIN2017 OCT 9
Comments
6 - We tackle infidelity, regrets and the jellos

Week 6 BONUS: Do we even want to be non-monogamous?!?!

EJohn & Nikki ask the question, 6 weeks in, do we even want to have an open marriage? We ask each other this question because of a comment from John, without any discussion in advance. We discuss all kinds of flavors of non-monogamy, including open relationships, swinging, kink based relationships, polyamory and the costs and benefits of monogamy.

27 MIN2017 OCT 11
Comments
Week 6 BONUS: Do we even want to be non-monogamous?!?!

7- A tough question, kinky sex and repeat dates

ENikki & John start by answering a tough question from one of you! Then we open up about our experiment with kinky sex (it had been a while!) and finally we both gush about repeat dates. We also ask what it means to start developing intimacy with other people and how we will handle it together.

36 MIN2017 OCT 17
Comments
7- A tough question, kinky sex and repeat dates

8- John's Kink with Consequences

EThis week we open up about John's kink, including all the history. SPOILERS: John's kink is autogynephilia, or AGP, which is the idea of transforming into being a woman and having sex as a woman. We discuss his sexual addiction, his draw to cross dressing and submission, his gender dysphoria, his struggle with gender identity and his decision not to transition to a transwoman. Finally, we tackle what his sexual identity looks like today and what that means in the context of our relationship.

71 MIN2017 OCT 23
Comments
8- John's Kink with Consequences

9 - Our first conversations about being non-monogamous & reflections on the kink episode

EIn week 9, we think back to our very first conversations about opening up our relationship, talk about the last two weeks of our dating life and reflect on what the kink episode has meant for our relationship... and our sex life!

38 MIN2017 OCT 30
Comments
9 - Our first conversations about being non-monogamous & reflections on the kink episode

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