Share shares His premonition was correct a ultimately the decision led to the end of their marriage and Robin getting together with one of her lovers.
Scott says that while he understood his wife's desire to experience sexual relationships with other people - he himself had enjoyed a promiscuous youth - he had always felt it might spell trouble for their marriage. And it seems the question of whether or not to have children had always been an issue for the couple with Scott being firmly against the idea.
After Rinaldi's year of uninhibited encounters, she was unable to rekindle her loving marriage with Mansfield, and the two now have different partners However, he defends himself in the new interview, revealing that he had always been honest with Robin about his desires and intentions.
At any point she could have left me and found somebody else to have a child with or I could have left her and found somebody who wasn't going to bother me about it. Rinaldi describes every step of the 'project' in intimate detail in her newly-released book, The Wild Oats Project They had a six month relationship before he eventually called it off. And Scott says it was flattering to get attention from other women. I had a couple of women who said to me: In Robin's book she declares, 'I refuse to go to my grave with no children and only four lovers.
Will I at least have lived fully? It was the perfect storm. Robin, 50, negotiated an open marriage with her husband of 17 years, which allowed her to bed 12 strangers in 12 months - which ultimately broke her relationship She also said having 'very little sexual variety' in her youth was a motivating factor, as the fact that she was living in San Francisco, which she described as 'a very liberal city'.
But over the weekend she would go back to Mansfield, and the two would live as a married couple, without asking what the other had been doing while they were apart. So I felt like going about it in a more clear-headed, conscious way.
In the post, she wrote: So would she advise it? In the book she describes her relationship with Mansfield as 'stuck in a rut', adding that 'our once-a-week sex life was loving, but lacked spontaneity and passion'. Recounting her exploits, Robin described her first encounter with a year-old lawyer, whom she bedded in her apartment on the second date: Two of her 12 encounters were with women, one of which was a threesome.
Describing another encounter, she writes explicitly about taking a new-found pleasure in fellatio. Scott Mansfield has been gracious about his ex-wife, who has written about their open marriage experiment, seven years later. They are both in new relationships However, after the raucous year, Rinaldi admitted, she could not turn back. Attempts to rekindle their marriage after the year failed - and Rinaldi began sleeping with one of the men from the past year, whom she refers to by a pseudonym.
He sent me an e-mail, out of the blue, several months after the project had come to an end. Being with him was exquisite. After reconnecting with Alden and falling deeply in love with him, there was no going back. Speaking to the Daily Beast about how he responded to the book, she said: