100 episodes

This is your show to discuss open relationships, the swinger lifestyle, consensual non-monogamy - however you describe it, we’re here to talk about it. Your podcast is hosted by John and Jackie Melfi, the force behind the industry famous colette swingers clubs and the award-winning blog Openlove101.com. With over 20 years of combined experience in open relationships and coaching thousands of couples, they are here to share with you the trials, tribulations, passion, and positivity of love and the lifestyle.

The Openlove101 Show John & Jackie Melfi

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 21 Ratings

This is your show to discuss open relationships, the swinger lifestyle, consensual non-monogamy - however you describe it, we’re here to talk about it. Your podcast is hosted by John and Jackie Melfi, the force behind the industry famous colette swingers clubs and the award-winning blog Openlove101.com. With over 20 years of combined experience in open relationships and coaching thousands of couples, they are here to share with you the trials, tribulations, passion, and positivity of love and the lifestyle.

    The Ups and Downs of the Lifestyle: Cultivating Good Experiences

    The Ups and Downs of the Lifestyle: Cultivating Good Experiences

    In this episode, John and Jackie explore the concept of transforming negative experiences in the lifestyle into valuable learning opportunities. 
    The conversation revolves around handling discomfort, setting boundaries, and fostering positive communication within the swinging community.
    Reflecting on past experiences, Jackie shares personal insights on the significance of being an advocate for oneself. The discussion touches on the challenges of vocalizing boundaries and preferences, highlighting the evolution of communication skills over time.

    • 13 min
    Open Relationship Advice: How To Handle Fear & Jealousy

    Open Relationship Advice: How To Handle Fear & Jealousy

    Open Relationship Advice: How To Handle Fear & Jealousy
    John and Jackie answer a follower submitted question in this week's episode!
    Do you have any advice or techniques to help alleviate self-doubt and stress and is it common for the wife to take the leadership role in the lifestyle adventure?
     
    Listen hear John and Jackie's answer!
     

    • 17 min
    Navigating Friendships in Open Relationships

    Navigating Friendships in Open Relationships

    In this episode, John and Jackie delve into the intricacies of friendships when one person is in an open relationship.
     
    Courtney shares her experiences as the friend in an open relationship, facing both positive and negative reactions from friends in monogamous relationships.
     
    The conversation explores the dynamics, challenges, and societal perceptions surrounding open-relationships within friend circles.

    • 18 min
    Threesomes are Amazing

    Threesomes are Amazing

    Today we talk about threesomes because they are amazing! What guy (and even lots of gals) doesn't fantasize about a threesome experience?! In fact, it's one of the most popular ways to break into the lifestyle and we'll tell you why in our video!

    • 14 min
    Navigating Religious Perspectives in Open Relationships

    Navigating Religious Perspectives in Open Relationships

    In this episode, John and Jackie respond to a viewer's question about reconciling religious beliefs with an open relationship.
    John and Jackie share their personal journeys of questioning and deconstructing religious beliefs as they explored open relationships
    John and Jackie encourage you to embrace your authentic self, challenge societal norms, and recognize the strength in holding strong, shared values within your relationships.

    • 15 min
    How to Talk to Your Dating Partner About Your Open Relationship

    How to Talk to Your Dating Partner About Your Open Relationship

    In this episode, we answer one of your questions posted in the YouTube comments in one of our videos:

    ​What about the folks you're dating? Do they know about your relationship and how do they fit in? And if there are issues, why did you continue and why not just stop?


    A very good series of questions, I might add!

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

MattSac ,

Bad Medical Advice

They push their idea of a plant only diet early on, by citing non-peer-reviewed studies claiming it as a "sex tip". Maybe they have good info on others, but that's a huge red flag for any advice given.

Intuitive Intelligence ,

Best Advice for All Stages

This podcast is by far my favorite of all the lifestyle podcasts. They are engaging and give excellent advice grounded in reality. Thank you

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