Adultery is generally defined as voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not their spouse. In an open marriage, the spouses usually agree that they will be able to have romantic relationships and sexual intercourse with people other than their spouses.
What is public adultery?
Voluntary sexual relations between an individual who is married and someone who is not the individuals spouse. Adultery is viewed by the law in many jurisdictions as an offense injurious to public morals and a mistreatment of the marriage relationship.
What does it mean when someone is in an open relationship?
An open relationship means having more than one romantic or sexual partner at a time. Its an arrangement that both parties agree is non-exclusive or non-monogamous.
Is open relationship legal?
The rules or boundaries in an open marriage vary by couple. Extra-marital sex is often illegal in jurisdictions where adultery is illegal, regardless of whether the partner(s) have given their consent. Open marriage differs from polygamy, where sexual relationships exist only among the parties to the marriage.