Jackie Melfi grew up in Kansas in what would be considered a very traditional household with very traditional beliefs in how a relationship should be. "I never really knew any other relationship model except monogamy because I’d never been introduced to a non-monogamous option growing up, especially the open lifestyle of swinging."
Oh how things have changed since.
"I would say the biggest change to take place to date was that I really took inventory of my belief system and how I was told things were supposed to work. I was loyal to those beliefs yet I always felt something was missing. It wasn’t until I met John and was introduced to the lifestyle (it was and is his business) that everything in my life finally felt like it was falling into place. I was free to not only love and cherish myself and my husband but I was allowed to express myself sexually in a nonjudgmental environment."
Today Jackie is in an open relationship with her husband, John. Together, they are the driving force behind some of the most well-known swingers clubs (colette clubs) in the world. They are also creators of the award winning lifestyle blog, Openlove101.com. Jackie and John were featured in ABC News Nightline special report “Getting ‘Naughty in N’Awlins’: Inside a New Orleans Swingers Convention.”