Your Call: I Want My Wife to Have an Affair; She Thinks I’m Nuts

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Dear Em & Lo,

I would like for my wife to have an affair, with my permission. It is someone we met and she shared kisses with. He is safe and not a threat to our marriage. She thinks I am nuts.

I want her to try it at least once, and hope she will share the details with me afterwards. I find it very arousing. We have been married for 28 years, and she is still as hot and beautiful now, but does not have the confidence in herself. I think it might help in all aspects. She and I still have a nice sex life, so that is not the issue.

— Free Bird

What words of wisdom do you have for Free Bird? Leave your feedback in the comments section below.


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19 Comments on "Your Call: I Want My Wife to Have an Affair; She Thinks I’m Nuts"

Hotwife hopeful
25 days 14 hours ago

Very Hot!! I have had the same fantasy myself for years . My wife has known my fantasy of her being a Hotwife for years. At first she thought it was weird. Thought I didn’t care about her or that I was looking for a way for myself to sleep with other women. But I do love my wife very much and don’t want to have sex with other women. when she finally realized that we would talk about it during forplay. Sex would be really Hot. She would later say after sex she could never really do something like that and that it was definitely not a turn on for her thinking of me being with another woman. I tell her I don’t want to be with other women I just love the idea of her being promiscuous . The thought of her having sex with a man she finds attractive, a man much bigger than my 5 inches that can really make her Orgasm during intercourse. something I can only do for her orally. I love the thought of that.
Now that our kids are older. She seems more open to the idea. She has asked questions like would you really want me to have sex with another man? would you want to be with me afterwards. I tell her she couldn’t keep me off her after. She has asked other questions like what if he has a bigger dick or what if he is better in bed, what if I want it more? Would that bother you? I told her I hope he is bigger and better and makes you cum like never before if you do decide to try it! And I hope you do want it more alot more! What is the point other wise if it’s not totally hot for you.
So it seems like she’s starting to open up to the idea of her playing around with another man. Her questions seem to indicate that. And that sure turns me on. So maybe soon?

10 months 7 days ago

I am in a ‘cuckold’ situation in my marriage, but this took years of slow, gentle encouragement. At first it was just me whispering my dirty fantasies in her ear during intimate moments. After she had come to understand my desire, she started taking small steps to tease and please me. This happened most often while on vacation. In beautiful places with beautiful strangers. At first it was limited to small acts of flirting and a little exhibitionism here and there – often on the pretext of a dare. Most importantly, I never pushed her toward anyone specific. If she felt flirty and fun (and a little buzz always helped) I gently encouraged her to explore her wild side.

After years of this she eventually became comfortable enough to take things to a new level with a handsome stranger of her choice.

Believe me: I understand this desire. But you have to keep it light and take it slow and maybe – just maybe – she will explore this desire more fully. But the last thing you want to appear as to your wife is a creepy, pushy sexual deviant. That will freak her out and you will probably A: never realize your fantasy and B: lose your wife in the process.

10 months 30 days ago

Im 22 and been in a long distant relationship for 4 years (first love for both of us) and I share similar types of feelings.

My girlfriend started to talk to some lads explicitly through facebook which hurt me and I told her as soon as I found out. She then stopped. I ended up doing the same thing until she found me out.

However lately I have started to develop feelings where I wish she cheats on me, whether it be me knowing or unknowing. So I made her aware of this and spurred her on to talk to other males (who ever she wanted) online.

She made a friend who shese very close with now and shares all her problems with now too, so whenever we have an argument she turns to him for support and advice. I told her I dont mind that and enjoy it when shese in contact with him. Shese evens sends me screen shots of their conversation where she will send him pictures and he will give her lots of compliments.

she has told me she would like this to carry on after marriage too so I am happy about it. One day i hope she will have a full on affair with him. Our love life is still fantastic as we both love each other and she constantly tells me how much she loves me. I want her to stay happy and I feel now if I told her to stop contacting him (not that I want to) she wouldnt be happy.

point being here is that when I introduced my idea to her, I still gave her a choice by saying Ide like her to starting contacting ‘any type of guy you like’ as opposed to a certain person.

one day I feel like I will be a real cuckold and I cannot wait for it

1 year 8 months ago

JT said it best. Broach the subject carefully, move forward in a sensitive way and enjoy.

1 year 8 months ago

My husband has encouraged me to have an affair and it is totally adding spice to our marriage. We are very open about everything and he loves to hear the details. I think in general, our society needs to open up when it comes to sex and multiple partners. Humans are sexual beings – we should celebrate that, not hide it!! Hope it all works out for you two!