Beliefs And Characteristics Of The Swinger Culture

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The beliefs, traditions, and characteristics of the swinger culture can run a wide gamut. Swingers can be described as consenting adult couples who are interested in having sexual relations with other mutually consenting adults. Couples who belong to this culture believe they live a lifestyle that blends traditional family values, including matrimony, children, and monogamy, with the erotic cultivation of their marriage through the practice rites that consist of erotic costume parties to multiple partner sexual activity as a form of social recreation (Gould, 1998). Swingers are oddly obsessed with personal hygiene. Also, candles and mood lighting often set the scene, with pornographic movies playing to break the ice. Surprisingly a person may be shy, even a…show more content…
Whereas the women considered themselves bi-curious. One of the beliefs of the swinger culture is female bisexuality is accepted over male bisexuality. Although swingers are considered to have a more liberal attitude towards sexuality, politically they fall into a moderate to conservative group. Swingers have above averages incomes and educations (Jenks, 1998). According to a 2010 study there are an estimated 2 to 15 million people who engage in the swinger’s lifestyle worldwide. However, it is hard to obtain accurate data being it is such a secretive culture. Many swingers keep this part of their life private from family, friends, and co-workers. Remarkably, couples viewed swinging as a marriage-friendly alternate to cheating, a way to explore sexually and remain, contradictory, faithful. Wives, specifically, do not feel like swinging is cheating when their husbands are present. This has led to an increased uptake of women swinging in an attempt to fulfill their sexual desires they long for in their monogamous relationship. In addition to the excitement of being sought after and admired by

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