"Role modelling open relationships"
Oh, open relationship, you big can of worms. Are you for me?
Will you be like Pandora's Box — a pretty but disastrous temptation — or like a Christmas present that wasn't asked for but was truly valued after it'd been opened?
The worry expressed in these questions isn't uncommon. Virtually every male couple I know has an open relationship (although, I'll admit, in several cases only half of the pair is aware of it)....
So begins a nice review of Tristan Taormino's poly guidebook Opening Up in the Vancouver edition of Xtra, Canada's newspaper "where queers conspire." Read the whole article (Dec. 4, 2008).
It's also an example of how the word "polyamory" is getting used more often now without explanation, as if readers already know it (or can figure it out).
Update: Here's another recent Canadian review of Opening Up (in See magazine, Edmonton, Dec. 11, 2008).