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An Open Relationship is a consensual non-monogamous relationship between multiple partners. Some people who are in a normal relationship, might decide due to sexual differences or various reasons to indulge in an open relationship whereby the two parties could move around with other people they are also emotionally attached with and also engage in coitus with such external partners.
In an open relationship unlike a normal relationship, no one gets upset at the flirtatious nature of his or her partner since it's an agreement that they both signed up for. But being in an open relationship in as much as it can also be beneficial, has some side effects and health risks and in this article, we are going to have a look at some of the health risks of being in an open relationship. Just sit tight and enjoy this article while learning something new.
What Are The Health Risks Associated With Being in An Open Relationship?
1. Risks Of Sexually Transmitted Infections; the fact that you and your partner can sleep and move around with others is enough reason to be wary of a sexually transmitted infection. In an open relationship, you must therefore protect yourself as your partner can always contract an infection and pass it on to you.
2. Risk Of Emotional Pain; no one no matter the agreement can be completely happy with seeing his or her partner moving about with someone else. This can significantly impact negatively on your self esteem and cause you emotional pain. It is for this reason that people are advised to stay away from open relationships if they can't bear.
3. Risk of Unplanned Pregnancy; sleeping around with other guys as a lady in an open relationship is enough reason to be at a higher risk of getting pregnant outside your current relationship. If you are a lady and you're in an open relationship, then you must be wary as there is a much higher risk of Unplanned Pregnancy than when you are with only one partner.
4. Risk of Addiction To Intimacy Or loss of libido due from pleasing numerous partners. This is another very serious side effect of being in an open relationship. So make sure you understand the risks before going into it or allowing your partner go into it.
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Source: Very Well Mind
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