Woman takes year off from marriage to sleep with strangers

Woman takes year off from marriage to sleep with strangers
Published: 2015 March 18 06:33:37 (9820 Views)
A woman from San Francisco, US, took a year off from her marriage so she could sleep with strangers.

Now 50-year-old Robin Rinaldi has written a book about it called 'The Wild Oats Project: One woman's midlife quest to passion at any cost' and many are speculating it might inspire a trend.

Before her marriage break, Robin describes herself as a 'good girl'. She'd been happily married to her husband Scott Mansfield for 17 years and had only slept with three other people.

But, during her year out, she boosted that number by bedding 10 men and two women, who she picked up online, in bars and at a sex commune.

Saying her marriage 'lacked spontaneity and passion,' she decided to take a break in 2008.

What finally spurred her to act was Scott's decision to have a vasectomy after she'd realised she wanted children. She writes in her book: 'I refuse to go to my grave with no children and only four lovers… If I can't have one, I must have the other'.

They agreed the terms and conditions. Robin would move out Monday to Friday so she could sleep with strangers – she'd go home on weekends.



They had three unbreakable rules: 'not to sleep with mutual friends, get into any 'serious' relationships or have unprotected sex.'

They would go on to break all three.

Robin started off by posting an online ad, entitled Good Girl Seeks Experience with this opening gambit: I'm a 44-year-old professional, educated, attractive woman in an open marriage, seeking single men age 35-50 to help me explore my sexuality.'

After 12 months, Robin returned to her marriage full time but found she couldn't really go back. The marriage was over.

She began sleeping with one of the men she'd met during her sabbatical, whom she refers to via the pseudonym 'Alden'.

She explains: 'After reconnecting with Alden and falling deeply in love with him, there was no going back.' She's now been with Alden – in a monogamous relationship – for five years, while Scott has also moved on.

As for Scott's reaction to her tell-all memoir, Robin told Daily Beast: 'His response was, "You have to write it. If you write it well, it won't really be about us, it will be about lots of marriages."'



Source - Metro

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