Many who live an open life, eventually and hopefully become part of a satisfying long term relationship. I have had many over the years, but I will say that I had one that was probably as perfect as it will ever get. Love with someone who shared my interests, views on life, and loved me as deeply as I did him.
For many who are in such a relationship and are open sexually, reaching out to explore with others is as natural as breathing. I found during this time period with my "one", that the most satisfying exploration occured with another couple, two great friends that shared our views, and was just as open sexually as we were. The four of us became great friends, great lovers, and enjoyed life to the fullest. It was the happiest time of my life and the most sexually satisfying.
When I lost my love from this world, I do not know what I would have done without this couple. They remain my best friends and still my lovers. But we all recognize the loss of my love...and his presence is missed and no longer there to completing our circle. To this day, I still search for that. I may never find it again, but I have hope.
Couples out there exploring, do so for many different reasons. I have always found that a couple who is most successful at this are two people, very much in love, very confident within their own sexual relationship, and are not looking for anything to fill something lacking....they are looking and exploring simply to add spice and enhance their own relationship.
A friend of mine recently, talking about this, offered his hopes as they began to explore with other couples. He and his wife hoped to find another couple that almost mirrored them in personalities. They wanted a couple who had similiar views, but had enough differences in interests to add that aspect to their relationship.
In my opinion, the least successful is a couple who are trying to save their marriage or are adding this aspect of sexual exploration because they are not satisfied or are unhappy by their own sexual relationship.
Couples exploring with other couples is not a new or 20th century concept. Take a look at the picture below...it is from a temple in West India. Konark Sun Temple also known as the Black Pagoda, is a 13th-century Sun Temple at Konark, in Orissa. The erotic sculptures can be found all over the temple...this is one that depicts two couples...one standing and embracing being sexually caressed by another kneeling.
I would like to begin sharing my work with you .... a short story I wrote several years after that time period. It is dear my heart and I have never officially published it with any publishing house. I hope you enjoy it. It is a part of me. The level of sex would probably be somewhat "vanilla" in this day and age, but still sexy enough to be sensual. It is what I call, a slice of life erotic piece of fiction.
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A Morning Shared
....an erotic short story by S. E. Darling