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Book Review: The Ethical Slut

The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures" by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy


"The Ethical Slut" is a thought-provoking guide to exploring non-monogamy and open relationships. Authored by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy, this book is not only a comprehensive resource for those seeking alternatives to traditional monogamous relationships but also a celebration of self-discovery, love, and sexual freedom.

One of the book's most commendable qualities is its emphasis on communication, honesty, and consent. Easton and Hardy underscore the importance of open and frank discussions about desires, boundaries, and emotions in any non-monogamous arrangement. They provide practical advice on how to build and maintain relationships that are based on trust and respect. This is our favourite part, and why we believe that people in any kind of relationship can benefit from reading this book.





Throughout the content, the authors weave personal anecdotes and experiences, making the concepts relatable to readers. They address common misconceptions about polyamory and open relationships, debunking stereotypes and offering a refreshingly honest portrayal of these dynamics.


The authors also delve into jealousy, a natural human emotion that can be particularly challenging in non-monogamous settings. They offer practical strategies for addressing and managing jealousy, fostering growth and self-awareness.


What sets "The Ethical Slut" apart is its inclusive approach. It caters to a wide spectrum of readers, whether you are considering opening up your relationship, have already embarked on a non-monogamous journey, or simply seek to understand these concepts better. It even addresses asexuality and aromanticism, emphasiding that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to love and relationships.



In addition to its practical advice, "The Ethical Slut" explores broader themes of identity, sexual orientation, and self-acceptance. The authors encourage readers to confront societal norms and assumptions about relationships and discover their own truths.


The language of the book is engaging and often lighthearted, which makes it an enjoyable read. The authors maintain a warm and encouraging tone throughout, offering understanding and support to those navigating complex emotional terrain.

In conclusion, "The Ethical Slut" is a must-read for anyone interested in the intricacies of non-monogamy, open relationships, or simply understanding the diverse ways in which people love and connect. It is a compassionate guide that invites readers to explore their own desires and navigate relationships with intention and ethical care. Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy's work will likely leave a lasting impact on your perspective of love and relationships, encouraging you to embrace your authentic self and explore the vast possibilities of human connection. Enjoy readers!



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