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#101 In this episode, John and Jackie share their personal experiences in the swinger lifestyle, discussing both the positive and challenging aspects. They talk about how they got started in the lifestyle, navigating open relationships, and the growth of their own relationship over the years. "Being invested in a long-term relationship doesn't preclude having an open exciting dynamic." John
#100 Whatever spectrum of the lifestyle you're playing at, let's say everything is sailing smoothly...until... You hit those rough waters. Maybe it's a playdate that went wrong. Maybe it's taking a step too far past a boundary. Maybe it's a nasty emotion that rears its ugly head that you weren't prepared for. So what do you do now? Watch this video so that you know what to do when the time comes (because it will).
#99 In this episode John and Jackie explore the exciting world of hotel takeovers within the swinger lifestyle. They discuss the preparation, expectations, and experiences that come with attending these unique events. From themed parties to meeting new people, they share their insights to ensure listeners make the most of their hotel takeover experiences.
#97 In todays episode John and Jackie discuss the complexities of navigating boundaries in open relationships,particularly when it comes to overnight stays with other partners. They share their personal experiences and offer valuable insights into building trust, open communication, and respecting individual comfort levels within the swinging lifestyle.
The lifestyle can be quite the rollercoaster ride. One day on your elated on cloud nine and really excited about getting into the lifestyle. The next day you have anxiety about whether this was the right/proper thing to do. (I'm sure my religious upbringing had something to do with it.) So how do I explore my sexuality now? Today we talk about this topic and what to do.
#95 Today we answer a doozy of a question in our video. It's a great question actually that we've certainly gone through and you may too. Here's the situation: My wife and I have been married for some time and we recently opened our relationship. I was the one who brought her into this and of course I'm the one who is overcome with jealousy. And it's not the sex part. Seeing her physically with another man doesn't bother me. It's the emotional part that bothers me. I find myself overcome with jealousy when she goes on a date and is gone for so long - all day and night. I sit at home and want her to come back soon, while my mind runs all over the place thinking that she'll fall in love with him, she's spending more time with him and not enough with me, I don't feel loved when she spends the night with him... I'm not sure how to deal with it at this point. I want to be happy for her and continue in the lifestyle, but it pains her to see me in pain when she's about to leave on her date. Is it my self-esteem? How can I be more comfortable with her going on a date without me sitting her crying and whining and not enjoy my own night? I want everything to work out, but my feelings keep getting in the way. Got any advice? Help!!!
#94 In this episode, John and Jackie address common misconceptions about consensually non-monogamous relationships. They explore the misunderstanding that such relationships are solely about sex, debunking this notion and emphasizing that they encompass much more than physical intimacy. John and Jackie also discuss the stereotype that people in the lifestyle have exceptionally high sex drives.
#92 In this episode, John and Jackie dive into the exciting world of threesomes, offering guidance on how to introduce the idea to your partner and ensure that everyone has an amazing experience. They share their own experiences and offer insights on building trust, communication, and making the transition from fantasy to reality.
#91 So you've proudly mustered up the courage to go to a club or party for the first, started a conversation with a random stranger/couple, and you and your partner are interested in playing. Now what? We've had a couple of guest speakers at our webinars talk about this subject and now it's our turn! :)
90 The pineapple is a commonly recognized symbolism for swingers, but are there more "signs" out there we're not aware of? What about garden gnomes or flamingos? Red ball caps or loofahs? We share our insight on which signs are legitimate, and which signs may just be misconceptions. You won't want to miss today's episode!
#89 How do you best navigate your relationship if one partner has more experience than the other? How do you go about in your relationship if your partner is on a (much) different experience level as you? To learn more about open relationships and the swinger lifestyle, visit httyp://www.openlove101.com
#88 Have you ever started a conversation about your relationship in a civil and cordial manner... And then things quickly took a turn for the worst and escalated to the point of anger and maybe bad words? Well, you're not alone because we've had those types of "conversations" before. So how do you navigate through that? Let's discuss!
#87 - At our colette lifestyle clubs, we're starting to see more and more people with diverse desires (and hence labels) in their open relationship. Many years ago, it was just the term "swinger" and that encompassed practically all of us. However, these days it's a whole lot different with many new terms as this beautiful relationship model is continuously evolving. So which "label" are you? To learn more about open relationships and the swinger lifestyle, visit https://openlove101.com
#86 - John & Jackie discuss various aspects of ethical non-monogamy, including different forms and labels. We also dive into the importance of creating a relationship model that works for you, and the undercurrent of consensual non-monogamy growing among younger people. Don’t miss as they share experiences from promoting swinger clubs to open-minded individuals and discuss the topic of threesomes. This is an important chat about communication and creating judgement-free zones in relationships that reminds us that successful open relationships involve both autonomy and partnership. To learn more about open relationships and the swinger lifestyle, visit https://openlove101.com
#85 - Shame and how it can hold us back from fully experiencing and enjoying the lifestyle...We do coaching with couples and a lot of the women openly share how shame hits them hard and becomes quite debilitating in the lifestyle journey. We want to express ourselves and feel authentic to who we are, but we can easily encounter that old tape replaying in our head about how we're supposed to behave based on our childhood upbringing, background, and religion - and that's when shame likes to rears its ugly head. So what do you do about it? To learn more about open relationships and the swinger lifestyle, visit https://openlove101.com
#84 - In this episode, we explore the fascinating world of ethical non-monogamy and its impact on relationships. Our guest, a filmmaker working on the documentary "Open: A Journey Through Love," shares their personal journey and the importance of authenticity in relationships. They reveal their autism diagnosis and how it influences their filters and social expectations. Join us as we delve into the challenges, growth, and transformative power of ethical non-monogamy, and learn about the upcoming documentary project that aims to de-stigmatize this lifestyle. To learn more about open relationships and the swinger lifestyle, visit https://openlove101.com
#83 - Being in an open relationship can be difficult. You've got time management, societal repercussions if others find out, dealing with stereotypes, finding other open-minded couples, trying new things out of your comfort zone, and more. The list just goes on... But that's not to say don't check out swinging because we believe it's well worth. Just some challenges to be aware of as you go along this journey and that's what we talk about today in the episode. To learn more about open relationships and the swinger lifestyle, visit https://openlove101.com
#82 - We continue on from the previous episode to explore the world of polyamory with a focus on the significance of authentic communication and personal growth within polyamorous relationships. Our guests, Kenya and Carl from Progressive Love Academy, share their experiences and insights, highlighting the foundational aspects of polyamory and the transformative power it holds. They discuss the importance of self-reflection, empathy, and utilizing relationships as tools for personal development. Additionally, they delve into the challenges faced and the deepening of love that occurs through open communication and mutual growth. To learn more about open relationships and the swinger lifestyle, visit https://openlove101.com