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An extramarital relationship which is more driven by a desire to develop emotionally involved relationships with extramarital partners, than by physical gratification, the latter of which is commonly termed swinging
What about the average man or woman in society who has no desire to be involved in the adult film industry, but these same men and women do maintain an enthusiastic desire to engage in promiscuous and/or polyamorous sexual activities with members of the opposite sex or members of their own gender?
Author Jillian Deri presents students, academics, researchers, and general interest readers with an examination of the phenomena of jealousy and compersion as expressed in the polyamorous relationships of queer women.
There's a lot more espousing than exposing in his newest work, "The Qualms," which puts an investment banker and his wife at a "polyamorous" swingers party, where the banker soon begins manifesting his sexual repression and conventional views.
Although mainstream Judaism does not accept polyamory, some people do consider themselves Jewish and polyamorous. Sharon Klein-baurn, the senior rabbi at Congregation Beit Sirnchat Torah in New York, has said that polyamory is a choice that does not preclude a Jewishly observant, socially conscious life.
As well as examining relationships on her show, Geldof looks at alternative lifestyles, including cougars - that's older women who like younger men - and Charlie Sheen-style polyamorous couples - who have more than one intimate relationship at a time with the consent of everyone involved.