By: Mark Bentley Cohen
Category: Bisexuality \ Marriage \ Non-monogamy \ Human Sexuality \ Creative Non-Fiction
Word Count: 95,000
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The undertones of dream manifestation and ‘thoughts create reality’, along with a side of personal and familial healing, all wrapped up in the gritty and sexy adventure that brings your characters to peace around their sexuality… I really did love it.
You are a great storyteller. The book is so easy and enjoyable to read….it’s the type you can get glued to.
I really enjoyed this book. It resonated with my feelings and sensibilities, especially now that open or polyamorous relationships are becoming more common or at least more public and it provides an excellent introduction into this realm.
Charlie Richmond, Editor and Columnist
I finished the book and … um… wow.
David, Blog Follower
I just finished reading your book. Loved it! I even had my wife read it when I finished. We have not discussed it yet… It’s a lot for her to take in after 37 years of marriage
Thanks so much for writing this book. It truly helps!
Thank you so much for sending me a paper copy of the book. I couldn’t wait to start it and once involved, found it difficult to put down. I loved it and thoroughly enjoyed reading about your journey. Your candid insight into your feelings and thinking about your experiences is great. I really felt as if I was there as a silent witness throughout and felt that your journey was playing out for me. Gary, UK
This is a candid, riveting, erotic account of how a married bisexual man’s coming out to his wife saves their ailing marriage. The book redefines our most dearly-held beliefs about sexuality, monogamy, authenticity, and what it means to truly love someone.
Cohen takes us into his intimate world of sexual exploration as he tries to solve the mystery of his lifelong struggle with bisexuality. After 15 years of marriage, two kids, and illicit experimentation with men behind his wife Gabrielle’s back, Marco confesses it all to her.
For most this would be a deal breaker – not so for Gabrielle. She too felt unhappy and confined in the marriage. Together they decide to set each other free, opening their relationship and exploring beyond the bounds of their (purportedly) monogamous, heterosexual union.
Gabrielle is soon forced to face her own beliefs about what it means to be a sexually active and liberated woman. She struggles to allow herself the freedom she wants, until she’s able to accept her own authenticity, discovering an inner strength she’d never known.
No longer able to take each other for granted, the couple’s sexual encounters bring about a healing change of perspective in both, enabling them to attain levels of love, intimacy, and respect for the other deeper than they’d ever thought possible.
“Confessions of a Bisexual Husband” is provocative, sexual, humorous, poignant, and most of all, transformative. In the end this is a very modern re-love story between two people who literally travel to the ends of the earth and beyond the bounds of their marriage to rediscover the love they have for each other.
It is Mark’s hope that his work on this topic and ground-breaking relationship with Lianna will help people of any sexual orientation take the first small steps toward living a more authentic, fulfilling, and exciting life.
About the Author
Mark is a strong voice for bisexuality – living proof that it actually exists! Since coming out loudly in 2009 he has created this popular blog on bisexuality; counsels and runs a variety of social/suppport groups for bisexuals (bi-monthly of course!); has been published on Salon.com (and elsewhere); and gives workshops on non-monogamy with his wife.
Mark’s one-man show, “Bi, Hung, Fit… and Married” is based upon “Confessions of a Bisexual Husband”. The show premiered at the Vancouver Fringe in 2012 and has received rave reviews. It continues to delight, excite, and challenge audiences around the world. Please contact Mark to have the show performed at a venue near you.
Mark and Lianna are still happily married, non-monogamous, and very much in love after 21 years. They live together with their two teenaged progeny.