Positive Aspects of Swinging on relationships
I found this article on Psychology Today’s web site, I thought would share it.
When I first saw the title, I thought to myself this would be another article bashing the swinging lifestyle and portraying those who swing as some type of mental deviant or sexual predator. Oddly to my surprise, this article supports the lifestyle by stating those who swing have less fears, is less jealous and it appears to take a shot at the monogamous lifestyle by painting it as choice that can promote cheating.
While I am glad to read this, the two things this article misses. First research done by other to authors support it points Instead it is based on observational research that is very difficult to verify. Second the article talks about swinging and monogamy; however it does not define the term. Thereby leaving to reader to question how is each term defined. Is someone who has had a few ‘experiences’ considered by the author to be monogamous or a swinger? This means the article is more of an opinion rather than an article based on empirical research evidence Nonetheless, it is a good article that makes you think.
- Compare and Contrast: Polyamory vs. Swinging; Lets get it clear. (marquisexcapades.wordpress.com)
- Defining the Lines: a Swinger’s Dictionary (swingerstales.wordpress.com)
- But Honey, I Thought We Were Only Socially Monogamous! (psychologytoday.com)