Is Consensual Non-Monogamy Right for You? – DrZhana

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Is Consensual Non-Monogamy Right for You?

Consensual Non-Monogamy (CNM) has gained in popularity quite a bit recently. Recent studies found that 30% of men and 20% of women in the U.S. currently in a relationship have some level of openness and 50% of men and 30% of women described their ideal relationship as “somewhat open.”

This recent video produced by ATTN about polyamory has received almost 3 million views in just a few months. It is clear that Non-Monogamy is being talked about and explored more now than ever:

While CNM relationships can have some wonderful pros, at least for some people, they also carry with them a heightened level of complexity and risk. Not everyone is going to find CNM easy to navigate and for some it may prove more trouble than it is worth. There is always a risk of heartbreak, emotional conflict, and there are many pitfalls worth avoiding. If you’re interested in this exploration, I want you to be as prepared as possible to handle the potential issues, and keep you from getting disenchanted before you give it a real try.

When embarking on a CNM relationship, you have to first understand yourself; There are personal and relationship characteristics that I’ve found in #legitsexscience research that can help to increase your chance of success and make the transition as smooth as possible!

I’ve put together a video with three essential questions you should ask yourself in order to help determine whether CNM is right for you. These questions are part of my paid class “Consensual Non-Monogamy Right for You?: Ten Questions to Help You Find Out” but if you share your email below, I’ll send you this video for free!

I’ll also include a special Non-Monogamy Quiz to help you identify the emotional and relationship skills crucial to success in exploring Non-Monogamy. This quiz was created by relationship coach Effy Blue, who has spent her career nurturing and guiding non-monogamous relationships. It is a wonderful tool and I use it as part of the full-length class.

Sign-up here to get immediate access to the preview video and worksheet! Learn more about Consensual Non-Monogamy and how it works for you!

There are 7 other questions I believe are critical for people to ask themselves about when deciding whether CNM is right and easy for them. If you found this video useful and you’d like to learn about the rest of them, I have a 90-min video that covers this in detail. You can get it by …? For only $7!

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What #personality traits predict interest in #consensualnonmonogamy (#CNM)? A new study with a sample of about 100 #LGB people (67% women; 55% in a #monogamous #relationship) identifies two #bigfive factors in particular: openness to experience (appreciation for variety of experience), and #conscientiousness (tendency for self-discipline). Specifically, openness to experience predicts positive attitudes and greater desire to engage in CNM; conscientiousness predicts negative attitudes and less willingness. The takeaway? The practice of #nonmonogamy is common among #bisexual, #lesbian, and #gay individuals, and can be partly explained by personality antecedents.
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Link to study: ow.ly/IUBr30fSrz7
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