Open Research Projects

Open Relationships Study

Lauren McRae is conducting The Open Relationship Study for her PhD project. Open relationships are defined as a committed relationship between two partners that is sexually non-monogamous (i.e., sexual interactions outside of the dyad are acceptable, but partners are not in multiple emotionally committed relationships). Lauren is interviewing individuals to learn more about how people initiate and maintain open relationships, including how they decided on boundaries, how comfortable they are with their arrangement, and how they communicate about their open relationship with their partner. Recruitment and data collection is ongoing, and will likely be completed in Summer 2022. Stay tuned for updates! 


Ethical Non-Monogamy Study