I guess the good thing is it sounds like he's being more honest..
I'm guessing trickle truth happens so often because the WS doesn't want to admit what really happened, like they are afraid if they tell you the truth about something, it will be a dealbreaker for you.
And I think they are correct in thinking that, because so many times things come out later that you just really don't want to forgive or you can't handle..
For me, the lies were a bigger deal than the sex, but when I found out they involved the kids in their affair, that was my final dealbreaker, the one thing I knew I would never forgive..
I think trickle truth also happens because of the length of affairs and how much there is to tell. I mean, my ex was cheating with OW for over a year and a half. Think if he tried to tell me every time he lied to me, or they had sex, or where they were, or what he had told me he was doing. Considering the length of his affair, you know how long I would have had to sit there listening to him? I don't think he could have physically told me everything in less than a couple months at least..
I definitely would consider some trickle truth days to be D-Days, especially given the shock of some of the things that come out.
Try not to beat him up too bad for telling you the truth. Especially if you hope to R, I think he needs to come clean about everything, and he will clam up if you go nuts when he tells you the truth..
But I wouldn't consider yourself in R yet. I think people push for that way too soon sometimes. You are still getting the whole truth so that you can decide if YOU still want to attempt to reconcile. For now, you don't even know everything you are trying to forgive him for..
That's a huge blow honey. Sending you lots of strength and prayers. If you can, try to compartmentalize it for a bit and focus on something else. Get some rest and relaxation in and take care of yourself. You don't have to decide anything right now..