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Intimate Groups and Networks: Frequent Consequence of Sexually Open Marriage

James W. Ramey
The Family Coordinator
Vol. 24, No. 4 (Oct., 1975), pp. 515-530
DOI: 10.2307/583035
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/583035
Page Count: 16
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Intimate Groups and Networks: Frequent Consequence of Sexually Open Marriage
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Abstract

The 380 upper-middle class respondents in this exploratory study are involved in Intimate Friendship (IF): otherwise traditional friendship in which sexual intimacy is considered appropriate behavior: IF appears to be an outgrowth of practicing sexually open marriage over an extended period of time. Such behavior appears to combine the positive aspects of friendship with sexual activity that would otherwise be covert non-consensual adultery. Participants believe IF to be more rewarding, more honest, and a distinct improvement over their previous lifestyles. Positive and negative aspects of this practice are examined, as well as the ways in which it differs from swinging.

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