Often one of our biggest relationship fears is that our partner will be unfaithful. The idea of the person we love being sexual with someone else behind our backs is, frankly, terrifying. Key words: Behind our backs.
For many couples it isn’t the cheating that is the problem—it’s the secrecy. In fact, there are many couples who actually get off watching their partner be sexual with someone else. Yes—not only do they not mind it, they actually encourage it to spice things up in the bedroom. Welcome to cuckolding, which is a form of consensual non-monogamy. (Other forms? Polyamory and swinging.) It is a thing, and lots of people love it. Here’s why:
Secrets are no fun.
“I don’t define cheating as my partner having sex with someone else. I define it as any kind of secret or lie. We’re all entitled to our privacy, but if you’re my partner there shouldn’t be much that I don’t know, especially when it comes to your morals and values. So for me, if my partner wanted to sleep with someone else, provided I was a part of the experience and we took it on as a team, I’m down with that.” — Gaby, 31
It’s all about teamwork.
“I used to be paranoid about my boyfriend cheating on me. It was my biggest fear and the thought would eat away at my mind. But I found that when I masturbated, my fantasies were about him having sex with someone else. When I expressed these fantasies to him, we started incorporating it into our dirty talk in bed. He’d ask me what I wanted him to do to another girl and the words got me so turned on that we decided to try a threesome. Now it’s something we bring into our marriage on a semi-regular basis. The idea that it’s the two of us as a team pleasing another person actually has brought us closer together.” — Sara, 35
Do you validate?
“Maybe this is insecure of me, but I love knowing another guy wants to have sex with my girlfriend. It validates me. It’s hot to know that the woman I think is so sexy is also desired by other people. And I love watching her get off, even if I’m not the one to do it. It’s porn, in real life, and my girlfriend is the star.” — Scott, 29
You get what you need.
“My wife and I have been married for 15 years. Eventually you learn both of each other’s bag of tricks inside and out. And while familiar sex is comforting in its own way, it’s true that one person often can’t be everything for everyone, especially if you have a high sex drive and find sex to be an important part of your daily happiness. If there is communication, trust, and an open dialog, watching your partner have sex with someone else is a safe way to accelerate the adventure in the bedroom. Especially if you’ve been together a long time. We all need to keep things exciting, and if no one is getting hurt in the process then it could be really fun. You never know how much you might like something or how much you might need something until you try.” — Will, 42
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4 thoughts on “How Watching Your Lover Have Sex with Another Can Enhance Your Relationship”
Sex with others enhanced me and my wife’s sex life:)
Hi Dr. Sadie,
Your sex quiz… Are you good in bed… isn’t populating when clicking on it.
Was interested to take it. I think I’m amazing it bed, or so I’ve been told, and have lots of experience and really enjoy it and am very selfless and been blessed with a good package and attentiveness, but still, would love to take the quiz.
Thank you for the feedback. Which link are you clicking to take the quiz? I would love to know so I can fix it.
In the meantime, you can click here to take our sex quiz.