In an American culture, as in most cultures, the term swinging couples apply to partners who are engaging in sexual activities with other people outside their marriage or relationship. The subject of swinging is considered as taboo for the general public. However, there is more to swinging than what you have learned from general knowledge. This article is going to focus on some of the things that you need to know about swingers and swinger couples.
A lot of people think that swinging couples come from the ugly side of the society. However, this is untrue. Studies have shown that swinger couples come from all walks of life. Some swinger couples come from middle class to upper class, some hold a high degree of education, some have a white-collar job and from all sides of political affiliations. Although swingers come from all walks of life, there is one common factor that binds them - they enjoy in engaging sexual activities with multiple partner with the consent of their spouses.
Despite what most people think, swinger couples are normal human beings that choose to explore their sexuality in a different way.
They are not psychologically disturbed individuals. Furthermore, a swinger meet and greet or party are organized, and ground rules are laid-down before-hand. Couples meet other couples on niche sites dedicated to swingers only such as SwingLifeStyle.com.A swinger party may be a threesome, foursome or orgy. It all depends on what everyone on the party agrees-on and most importantly what you and your partner agree on.
Most swinger couples, despite having a normal lifestyle, have a tendency to keep their swinger lifestyle in secret. This is understandable since the general public frowns upon the idea and thinks that people who “swing” are psychologically ill. Because of this, swingers tend to make use of the internet to meet and setup a meet with other swingers to conceal their identities initially.
One of the most asked questions when it comes to swinging is, why do it? While the answers vary from one person to another, but most of would say because it is exciting and for exploration. Some other reasons are for independence and relationship-revitalization. There are several advantages to a swinger lifestyle. Most swingers would tell you that swinging has increased their martial satisfaction. Contrary to what the public thinks that a swinging couple is a relationship bound for the rocks.
Other advantage of a swinging couple is the increased communication ability they share. Not surprising since the lifestyle comes with a set of challenges which are best solved by strong communication between partners.
Some people think that all swingers are overweight and ugly. This is a common misconception. As mentioned before, swinger couples come in a wide range of variety, young and old, fat and thin and rich and poor.
Despite what other people think about STDs and swinging, the truth is a swinging couple is no more at risk with singles that are sexually active. Studies have shown that the risk of contracting an STD for a swinger couple is the same with the general public. Some swingers argue that is is lower since they are open in communicating the importance of safe sex and they tend to choose their partners better compared to single people.
Swinging is not considered as cheating. Swinger couples are no more dishonest from the rest of the average couple. In fact, they may be more honest. Having sex with other people is not cheating; having sex with other people without your partner knowing is cheating. Swinger couples give consent that their partners will engage in sexual activities with other people.
Swinger couples are not marriages who are about to go to divorce. In fact, most swinger couples have strong committed relationships and the successful ones excel in the art of communication and honesty. Because of this, swinger lifestyle is not for everyone. While some couples try being a swinger couple as a last-ditch effort to save a failing marriage, this is not advisable; and the idea fails more than it succeeds.
Other common misconception of swinger couples is that they are all drugs addicts. This is not true. The percentage of swinger couples that use drugs is just about the same with the public.
There are a lot of misconception with swing couple and swinger lifestyle. However, the truth is swinging couples are perfectly normal people that come from all walks of life. These people simply choose to express and explore their sexuality in their own way and with the consent with all parties involved.