Would you have an open relationship?

Nov 12, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. ET

Last month, Brittney Jones claimed that she didn't just have an affair with Ashton Kutcher in his home, but that Demi and Ashton also have an open relationship.


How open is okay?

"Ashton said he and Demi have an open relationship and have threesomes often," Jones claimed. "I didn't feel at all like he had just cheated on his wife. It felt normal and OK. He (Ashton) said they share women, but he isn't supposed to go off and sleep with women on his own. He explained that he and Demi had a deal where they had to share lovers. He felt bad that he had been with me and didn't share."

Whether you believe the alleged mistress or not, it makes for juicy gossip.

Some couples agree to an open marriage, having other sex partners (with or without their spouse present). Do these kinds of relationships work? Well they definitely work for some.

True stories

Michele (32) says she and her husband have been in an open relationship for 12 years... and they love it.

"Believe it or not, I had to convince my husband that it was a good thing in the beginning," says Michele. "With half the marriages in America ending in divorce, I don't have to worry about my husband leaving me to screw another woman. He's already doing it."

"It's just sex," says Candace (28). "My husband and have been married for six years. I knew going into the marriage that he was going to have sex with other women. It's not in his nature to be monogamous."

"Sometimes he brings them home and we share. Sometimes I don't know anything about them. Honestly, as long as it's just sex and he uses condoms, I don't care. I know he loves me."

So what do you think about open relationships? Have you ever been in one? Would you ever be a swinger, if it helped your marriage?

Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

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