A full one-fifth of the United States has engaged in consensual non-monogamy (CNM) at some point in their lives, and 29 percent of adults under thirty today consider open relationships to be morally acceptable—yet there are few resources to turn to when it comes to navigating this more non-traditional and explorative territory. That’s why Kate Loree has written a book and dedicated much of her professional life to assisting individuals and couples with this relationship style. Listen to today’s show to get a deeper understanding of CNM and the tools to do it right.
In this episode with Kate Loree, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
- Understanding all of the different styles and options available in the realm of consensual non-monogamy
- The importance of setting boundaries and how to do it in CNM
- Understanding your attachment issues before and during engagement with CNM
- The biggest mistakes and misconceptions surrounding CNM
- Why don’t ask, don’t tell rarely works and should be avoided
- How to deal with falling in love in CNM
- Dealing with jealousy
- And much more!
Kate Loree, LMFT, is a sex-positive licensed marriage and family therapist with a specialty in non-monogamous, kink, LGBTQ, and sex worker communities. In addition to her master’s in marriage and family therapy, she also has an MBA and is a registered art therapist (ATR). She is an EDSE certified sex educator and an EMDR certified therapist with additional training in the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) for the treatment of trauma. She has been practicing psychotherapy since 2003. She cohosts her own sex-positive podcast, Open Deeply, with Sunny Megatron, has been featured in Buzzfeed videos, and has been a guest on Playboy Radio and many podcasts, including American Sex, Sluts and Scholars, and Sex Nerd Sandra. She has written for Good Vibrations and Hollywood Magazine and is a frequent public speaker. Her private practice resides in Encino, CA. For more information, please visit her on the web at KateLoree.com. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Sign up for our 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge here: 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge
Do you want to hear more on this topic? Continue the conversation on our Facebook Group here: Love Tribe
Dipsea is an audio app full of short, sexy stories and guided sessions that are designed to turn you on and help you get in touch with yourself. Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/IDO.
Like A Kitten curates adult subscription boxes created to inspire and influence female sexual wellness. Like A Kitten is offering our listeners 20% off AND free shipping when you go to LikeAKitten.com/ido OR enter code IDO at checkout.
Bloom Nutrition is a collection of health and wellness products, ranging from pre-workout to greens, and more. Each and every product is created with you and your journey in mind. Go to bloomnu.com/IDO for 15% off.
If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! – Chase & Sarah