So just what is Swinging?

swing·ing/ˈswiNGiNG/ – verb – slang – exchanging spouses for sex: swinging married couples

So just what is swinging and what is it all about?  Swinging, swapping (or whatever else you want to call it) is an act where people in a committed relationship engage in sexual activity with others.  An estimated 2-4% of the married American population consider themselves swingers. This activity is becoming more popular and more openly discussed.  This increase can probably be attributed to the rise of the internet and popularity of swingers sites online.  It is easier than ever to find a couples dating site, create a profile, meet people and explore the possibilities.

Swinging is what you make of it

There is no set definition or protocol when it comes to swinging.  Some couples only take part in heavy flirting and sex with their own partners, while others enjoy the full sexual experience of the other’s spouse.  Swinging is what you make of it.  Each person/couple decides what their “rules” and levels of comfort are.  It is an avenue to explore your sexuality and fantasies together.  It is an experience that most people feel brings them closer together.

Modern day media often displays swingers in a negative tone.  It isn’t uncommon to see a show portraying them as “wife-swappers” where the male-half calls all the shots and the female is the hesitant one or as sex-crazed nymphomaniacs who have BDSM dungeons in their basements.  I can’t help but laugh when I see this type of thing because it is so far from the truth.  It is more common for the female-half to set the tone in how things unfold and the men are more interested in pleasing them.  There are discussions, beforehand, about comfort levels and “rules” between participants and everyone is careful to make sure that these are respected.  All in all, I feel that swingers are more dedicated to their partner and relationship and are very respectful of the other’s relationship as well. Honestly, it isn’t as scandalous as many want to believe.

I hope that you will stick around the blog and read about My Adventures in Modern Day Swinging… see what this lifestyle is all about.

I love to hear from my readers, please leave me a comment with your thoughts.  Have a question? Feel free to ask… I’ll give you my honest answer.


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