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Learn about monogamy and nonmonogamy, and meet others interested in alternative relationship structures.

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Have you ever felt constrained in monogamy? Cheated on partners repeatedly? Avoided committed relationships because the sacrifice seemed too big? Questioned, even for a moment, if monogamy is all there is? Wondered if you are normal for even having these thoughts?

For a very long time we were all told there was only one relationship option: complete monogamy. In recent years, our options have expanded dramatically, with apps (like Feeld - the first truly inclusive dating app for couples and singles with nontraditional interests), articles, books, and podcasts popping up everywhere encouraging us to give some version of consensual nonmonogamy (CNM) a try.

What are the alternatives to monogamy? How do we pick between all the options the one that's right for us? Where do we find others who want the same things? How do we go about building an alternative relationship lifestyle without ruining everything?

Join Dr. Zhana Vrangalova, a professor of human sexuality at New York University and creator of the Open Smarter online course, for a monthly online event series where we discuss everything and anything related to (non)monogamy and open relationships.

Combining a mix of scientific data, personal stories, two-way conversations with the audience, and small-group discussion in breakout rooms, the Open Smarter Social is your place to get accurate information about nonmonogamous desires and lifestyles and mingle with other sex-positive, curious folks from all over the world.

Let's start making smarter decisions about our sex and love lives.

We care about accessibility, so these events are FREE to join. They do take a lot of work to put together though, so please consider supporting us with a donation if you can. No donation is too small. Thank you <3

Next Event:

September 29th: Can Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell work?

(in partnership with Feeld)

6pm ET / 11pm CET / 7am+1 AET

If you can’t attend live, buy a ticket and you'll receive the recording 24-48hrs after the event!

The Zoom video, audio and chat will be recorded and the recordings may be used in whole or part for future podcasts, articles, or other publicly available uses.

By purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to our Uncensored Code of Conduct.

I can’t wait to chat with all of you!

- Dr. Zhana

Upcoming dates & topics

October 20th - Keeping Monogamy Hot

Past dates & topics (click the link to access the recording)

#1. June 25. Busting Myths about Open Relationships

#2. July 30. What's Your (Non)Monogamy Relationship Style? (in partnership with Feeld)

#3. Aug 27. Swinging vs Polyamory

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