I've always had an innate desire to find out as much as I could about the bodies of both men and women. Curiosity is a natural part of anyone's sexuality, after all.
My parents didn't guard much of my viewing habits when I was young, so I'm pretty sure I watched the entirety of "American Pie" around the ripe age 9, courtesy of my then 15-year-old brother.
The general concept of sex intrigued me, and as I got older and began hooking up with girls, I never felt any restrictions in my mind when it came to fooling around with guys, too.
Little did I know, those feelings were because I'm as gay as they come, but that's a story for a different time.
Now, that doesn't mean those who are straight — whether single or in a monogamous relationship — haven't also found themselves eager to experiment with the same sex. It's a natural thing! There's no reason to deny it.
Understandably, not everyone is OK with their SO canoodling with someone else, let alone someone of the same sex.
Not only is there a huge trust factor involved, but you also have to be suuuuuper comfortable with the idea of them exploring fantasies that go against the "norm" of a straight person.
Though you technically gave that green light, you may still feel uneasy. And it could just lead to trouble in the relationship.
If you've ever wondered how common it is for something like this to happen, you're most definitely not alone. Equally curious men and women took to Reddit to express if they'd allow their SO to experiment with someone of the same sex.
Their answers... well, are much more surprising than you'd think:
She said yes, but only if they did it together.
She said no because their relationship is monogamous.
He said yes because it doesn't faze him at all.
She said yes because she sees experimentation as a natural thing.
She said she'd have to weigh the pros and cons first.
He said yes, as long as no one gets hurt.
He said yes, if it meant increasing her sexual desire.
He said no because they're in a long-distance relationship.
He said yes, as long as there were reasonable ground rules.
She said no, regardless of whether it was a man or a woman.
She said yes because it would inevitably happen, with our without permission.
She said yes, as long as he keeps it safe.
If I had a boyfriend, I'd be totally cool with him experimenting with women.
Honestly, I highly doubt any sexual interaction with a female would have him switching back to the other team (especially if he's dating me).
Hopefully this opens up your eyes if you were questioning the concept of experimentation with your SO.
Just remember: Make sure you're both on the same page, and be safe!