Friday, July 22, 2011

Erotic Truths, Day

22. Swinging… your thoughts…

Definition via wikipedia:

Swinging or partner swapping (sometimes referred to as the swinging lifestyle or simply the lifestyle) is a non-monogamous[1] behavior, in which both partners in a committed relationship agree, as a couple, for both partners to engage in sexual activities with other couples as a recreational or social activity.[2] Swinging can take place in a number of contexts, ranging from a spontaneous sexual activity at an informal social gathering of friends to a swingers' club and can involve internet-based introduction services.

The phenomenon of swinging (or at least its wider discussion and practice) is regarded by some as arising from the upsurge in sexual activity during the sexual revolution of the 1960s, made possible by the invention of the contraceptive pill and the prevalence of safer sex practices during the same period.

The term wife swapping is now criticized as being androcentric and not accurately describing the full range of sexual activities in which couples may take part, but the term continues in use, and reflects the origins of the concept whereby husbands were viewed as initiating an informal partner swap.

My Thoughts:

Although the act of swinging satisfies my voyeuristic tendencies, I don’t see myself being a participant.  Mainly because I don’t want another guys’ hardware inside me besides the guy I’m with.  It can get very complicated and has the potential to get messy, even if honesty and communication is on point.  The environment, although controlled, cannot prepare for human emotions, which cannot always be controlled.