I'm sure that some of you folks may be scratching your noggin and asking, "What in blazes is this 'Lifestyle' thing everyone's been gabbing about?" Well, if we had to put it in simple terms… and I mean simple… people who are "In the Lifestyle" are what many folks would refer to as a "Swingers."
Unfortunately, over the years, the term "Swinger" has been thrown around and distorted so much that it may conjure up all sorts of stereotypes of sexual deviants randomly exchanging room keys, swapping wives and dancing to songs by the Big Bad Voodoo Daddies. Well, that's waaay off buddy!… Although I'm sure most swingers probably would enjoy dancing to the Big Bad Voodoo Daddies if the chance arose.
But I digress…
Let's take a moment and examine this actual dictionary entry we found for the word Swinger:
swing • er
a) A person who actively seeks excitement and moves with the latest trends.
Ok, we'll agree with that. Swingers do tend to be very trendy and exciting people.
b) A member of a couple, especially a married couple, who exchanges sexual partners.
I guess that describes the majority of swingers… albeit in very simple terms. But there are quite a few single people in the Lifestyle too.
c) A person who engages freely in promiscuous sex.
WHAT!!!??? PROMISCUOUS!!!??? Hold your horses, Mr. Webster! This is both insulting and is simply not true! Promiscuous means 'indiscriminate and haphazard in the choice of sexual partners'. It may surprise you to know that the swingers of today are FAR from promiscuous. When it comes to sexual partners, swingers are actually some of the most sexually selective and careful people in the world (We explain why in the FAQ's page).
This dictionary was obviously written by a real square. Let's see if we can fix it with a…
Tear the current entry for 'Swinger' out of your dictionary… Go ahead, we'll wait…
Ok, now get some glue and paste in this more accurate entry for 'Swinger' into your dictionary:
Enjoy the tremendous satisfaction of knowing that your dictionary is now far superior to everyone else's.
The majority of people in The Lifestyle are committed or married couples who share their fantasies with each other and enjoy exploring them together. If done correctly and with proper communication, this lifestyle can lead to all sorts of fun and exciting sexual experiences, new friendships, and a closer, more honest and more intimate relationship than either person ever thought possible.
The most important thing to remember about the people in The Lifestyle, is that they are normal people just like you.
Learn more in our Lifestyle FAQs page.