Couple say their relationship's stronger than ever now they sleep with other people
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A couple in an open relationship have said they are stronger than ever because they sleep with other people.
Zoe Grey, 31, says her partnership with Matt, 36, has never been happier. The backstory behind their open relationship might raise a few eyebrows, as Matt, who used to be in the army, would get cheated on by his girlfriends at the time while he was away.
This infidelity eventually became a kink for Matt and when he met Zoe four-and-a-half years ago they decided to indulge in escapades separately. For Matt this meant Zoe could sleep with other men as long as she sent videos.
She then realised she wanted the same from Matt, and they entered into an open relationship.
Zoe, from Cambridgeshire, UK, said: "It's different to any other relationship I have ever been in, but I have never been in a happier relationship.
"There is so much trust between us. The fact we can have fun with other people eliminates the worry of cheating, lying, and sneaking around.
"The connection we have together is so strong, and our relationship is so solid.
"We go to events and have fun with other people together. We don't go off separately with others.
Matt was shocked when Zoe told him she wanted to watch him have sex with other women. “It was alien territory for him, and he was nervous when we first went to a club, but now we have the most amazing relationship and we are happier than we have ever been.”
She says that an open relationship isn't something she was ever against and she is open-minded and happy to experiment.
Zoe added: "We used a website to start off with when I first began meeting other men, and when I wanted to watch Matt with other women. Then we started going to clubs too.
"When we first started doing it, we had a rule of no kissing other people as it felt a lot more intimate, but over time this has changed, and now we are both open to kissing other people.
"Our main ground rules now are that we both have to find the other couple or person attractive, being safe, and using protection.
"We have an amazing relationship now. With the lifestyle we have chosen, we have to be open and honest with each other, so we have no trust issues and we can talk about anything together.
"It's definitely brought us closer together. It’s great. We've never felt like this in a relationship before."
Zoe admits that sometimes they may feel a little bit jealous but ‘it’s only natural’ and emphasised that ‘communication is key’.
"It makes us happier and also eliminates the issues of cheating, lying, and sneaking around, as usually people try and do this behind their partner's backs.
"Being in an open relationship and having fun with other people has actually made our trust in each other stronger. If either of us wants to do something, we go and ask the other person, so there is no need to do anything behind our partner's back.
"We're extremely happy, and everyone we have met in the lifestyle is also extremely happy with their choices. Everyone is so friendly, and there is no judgment. We've made lifelong friends by doing this."