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Forum: Swingers Need to Know Archive

This archive contains the best threads dealing with common swinging lifestyle questions and concerns from many years of great advice offered by the Swingers Board community.

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  1. What Is Swinging? Threads / Posts  Last Post

    What is swinging, how and when did it start, what terms do swingers use, and how is the swinging lifestyle portrayed in the media and popular culture.

    1. How and when did swinging start, and how has it evolved over time.

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    2. Who is and who isn't a swinger? What do certain language and terms mean to those in the swinging lifestyle?

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    3. Why swinging and cheating are two totally different things - swingers treasure honestly, cheating thrives on dishonesty.

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    4. Polyamory and swinging are totally different, or are they?

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    5. Is swinging the same as living an alternate lifestyle? Are all nudists, BDSM and kink community, and others living an alternative lifestyle always swingers?

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    6. How is the swinging lifestyle portrayed by the media and in popular culture.

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    7. Discuss the CBS show SwingTown that dealt with family issues, relationships, and swinging in the suburbs in the 1970's.

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  2. Who Swings? Threads / Posts  Last Post

    What kind of people are swingers, and what are they like?

    1. What kind of people are swingers? Are they like other people, or different?

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    2. Not everyone is cut out to be a swinger, and that's ok. Is swinging right for us? What makes a good swinger?

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    3. Swingers struggle with self-esteem issues just like everyone else.

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    4. Do all swinging men have a large penis?

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    5. How do swingers deal with aging? Are all swingers young and in their prime?

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    6. Swinging and sexual relations between different races.

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  3. Why We Swing Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Why do swingers want to have sex with other people? What does swinging do to a relationship?

    1. Swinging can be a positive addition to relationships, but can cause harm too if not done wisely.

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    2. How does swinging sex fit into your sex life with your partner?

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    3. There are as many motivations to swing as there are ways to swing, and no one's are exactly the same.

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  4. Getting Started with Swinging Threads / Posts  Last Post

    How do we start swinging? What should we know about and what is the first step?

    1. Getting started in swinging can be tough, but there are many tips to answer those common questions and make it go more smoothly.

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    2. How to break the ice and bring up the idea of swinging to your wife, husband, or partner.

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    3. How do I know if my wife, husband, or partner wants to try swinging?

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    4. What happens when one half of a couple is interested in swinging but the other is opposed?

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    5. Your husband, wife, or partner has expressed a lack of interest in swinging and you want to know how to change their mind.

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    6. Topics relating to how to overcome objections and concerns from your partner after you initiate the discussion of swinging

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  5. How to Swing Threads / Posts  Last Post

    What is the best way to swing? How do other swingers do it?

    1. There are as many different ways to swing as people doing it.

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    2. Without strong communication, swinging can be a disaster. How to develop strong communication skills with your husband, wife, or partner.

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    3. Swinging can be stressful! How do we start to lose the anxiety and get comfortable enough to start having fun?

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    4. How do we find other swingers? What makes for good chemistry?

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    5. Is having a good personal ad or profile a key to finding people to swing with?

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    6. How to make swingers out of non-swinging friends, or even should we?

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    7. What are swinger clubs, parties, and resort really like? What is expected, and what should we expect from other swingers?

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    8. How do you approach other swingers you are interested in getting to know and having sex with?

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    9. Like everyone, swingers fear rejection. Rejection can be tough, but it can be dealt with.

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    10. Do swingers separate sex and love? How do they do that?

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    11. What is soft swap swinging? Is soft swap really swinging?

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    12. What does full swap mean to swingers and how does it work?

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    13. Topics relating to those couples who swing alone with permission, have a hall pass, or have agreed to have an open marriage.

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    14. What is the difference in swinging same room or separate room? Which is better?

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    15. How to have a MFM or FMF threesome. Are threesomes the best way to swing?

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    16. Do all swingers participate in gangbangs and orgies? What is a gangbang exactly and how do you set one up?

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    17. Where do single males fit into the swinging scene? What things should single males know about swinging?

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    18. Why are single females in swinging called "Unicorns"? Where do we find a single female to swing with us?

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    19. Swinging can evoke strong emotions, good and bad. What happens the morning after a night of sex with others?

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    20. All things come to an end. Knowing when it is time to withdraw from the swinging lifestyle and leave it behind you.

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  6. Swinging Boundaries and Limits Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Are there rules in swinging, and what are they?

    1. We want to swinging, what rules should we have to prevent disaster?

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    2. What happens when things there is pressure or things get out of control and a swinging boundary is broken?

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    3. What does taking one for the team mean to swingers? Does swinging always have to be equal?

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    4. Do swingers make good friends, or do they just want to have sex with you? What happens when sexual play develops into friendship?

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    5. Do swingers kiss and cuddle when having sex? Is kissing too intimate and something that should be reserved for just your partner?

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    6. Is there still room for personal preference in swinging?

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  7. The Etiquette of Swinging Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Etiquette is as important in swinging as it is in any other social interaction, and swinging has it's own set of accepted rules and norms.

    1. Etiquette is a key factor in successful swinging. Determining the proper response to swinging situation.

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    2. Discretion is important to swingers. How to be in the swinging lifestyle and still maintain a level of discretion for yourself and others.

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    3. What role do drugs and alcohol use play in swinging?

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    4. Dealing with periods and the menstrual cycle in swinging.

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    5. Skillful swingers know how to say no with poise and grace with respect to everyone involved.

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  8. Sexuality in Swinging Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Do all swingers have a uniform sexuality, or do they cover all of the sexuality spectrum? Do swingers sometimes experience sexual problems like anybody else?

    1. Topics dealing with sexual satisfaction, or lack there of.

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    2. Performance anxiety and erection issues are a part of swinging. What happens when a male can't get it up?

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    3. Topics related to swinging as a straight male or female.

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    4. What role does bisexuality in general play in the swinging lifestyle?

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    5. What role does female bisexuality play in swinging? Are all swinging females bisexual?

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    6. Where does male bisexuality fit into swinging?

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  9. The Risks of Swinging Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Is swinging dangerous? What risks are there?

    1. How do swingers deal with the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and safe sex?

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    2. When swinging goes bad, it can cause serious issues and ramifications.

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    3. How does being a swinger effect your job, your friends, and other parts of your life outside of swinging?

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    4. Do swingers worry about pregnancy? What happens if you get pregnant?

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    5. Do swingers feel guilt? How do they deal with it when something just doesn't feel right?

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    6. Don't swingers get jealous? How do they deal with jealousy when seeing their partner having sex with others.

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    7. Do swingers have families? How do they deal with family issues?

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    8. Drama and head games seem to be two of the biggest complaints swingers have about other swingers.

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    9. Is swinging immoral and swingers horrible sinners? For more on connecting the dots between religion and swinging, be sure to check out Libchrist.com

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  10. Miscellaneous Swinger Questions Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Swinging encompasses many areas of life. Random and assorted swinger questions found here.

    1. Random topics about the swinging lifestyle.

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