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Blogging A-Z – Swinger Stereotype

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Blogging A-Z – April 22: S – Swinger Stereotype

My Husbands and Wives series is all about swingers, so it’s a no-brainer that S = swingers in the blogging challenge! If you’re interested in reading about swingers and what I think a group of naughty neighbours might get up to, check out my Husbands and Wives series, available now through amazon!

posted in 2014 

 

I was recently in Mexico with my family and friends.  One night while we were out for dinner, I noticed two couples sit down near us.  I’d guess they were in their late 60s and obviously close friends.  I witnessed one of the men giving a Look to the woman sitting across the table from him…

You know The Look?

4-some-swinger-lifestyle-sexAnd then I got wondering (because I wonder about things like that), what if the woman he was grinning so lavisciously across the table at wasn’t his wife?  What if the other one was, the one smiling suggestively at the other man?    What if they in fact, were more than just four friends, two happily married couples, on vacation together?  What if they were swingers?!

I write erotica.  Of course I’m going to wonder things like that!

I googled ‘what do swingers look like’ and this is what I found.

“Swingers come in all shapes, sizes, nationalities, ages and forms and more often than not come from backgrounds you would least expect. Swingers don’t wear signs, drive a certain make and model of car. They don’t get tattoos for you to recognize. Swingers ARE the people in the grocery store behind you in line, OR are they the couple in front of you in line, OR is the cashier the swinger in the picture? Some couples have reported going to swingers clubs, only to run into their next door neighbours! There really aren’t any restrictions when it comes to swinging, only in how far you wish to take it.

You do not have to be super model material to be a swinger. Swingers are NEVER Ken and Barbie {ken and Barbie are actually only 12 inches tall and have no sex organs}. It is a myth that only the rich and the beautiful are swingers. The truth is that the diversity of the people who are involved actually represents a cross-section of all demographics from 25 to 75 years of age; however they mostly range between mid thirties up to late fifties. “

I’m not going to include a link because I think the site was advertising for people to join a swingers club, and if you want to join such a club, I’m sure you know where to go on-line for info!

Based on this description, these people probably didn’t fall into the category, but what it they were?  What if they had been swapping for thirty years or so?  Or what if this their first trip together and they were planning on switching that very night?  That look he gave her was HOT!!!  What if they had the same set-up as Jacey and Dominic and the rest of the folks in Making Friends?  What if they were looking for a little excitement in their marriage?  Is there any way of telling if they were up to something?

At that age – good for them!!!

why-do-they-call-it-swingersThen I started to wonder – what if people were thinking the same thing about my husband and I and the friends we were with?  You can never tell what people get up in their bedrooms (or in other people’s bedrooms)!!!

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Author: hollykerrauthor

Author of chicklit novels, Unexpecting, Coming Home, Absinthe Doesn't Make the Heart Grow Fonder and The Secret Life of Charlotte Dodd

2 thoughts on “Blogging A-Z – Swinger Stereotype

  1. I have known a few swinging couples over the last few years. None of them are what you would suspect. Though with the ones I have met they are usually middle class; live in the suburbs, have kids and look as normal as anyone.

    It’s only what they do later!


    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Vampires
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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