Just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Girls grow up dreaming about finding their Prince Charming, but taking an adult look at our favorite fairy tales illustrates the importance of a pre-marital background check. As an investigator I need to verify (at a minimum) identity, marital status, financial information, and moral character for my client, Cinderella. How much does she know about her knight in shining armor? And what really happens to princesses after they ride off into the sunset?
Swinging: Also referred to as ‘The Lifestyle’, swinging is a non-monogamous behavior in which singles or partners in a committed relationship engage in sexual activity with others as a recreational or social activity.
Cheating: Marital infidelity without your partner’s knowledge or consent.
Open relationship: A term to describe a relationship arrangement in which both parties in a couple are permitted to engage with other individuals, with or without the knowledge of their primary partner.
‘The Rules’: For swingers, ‘The Rules’ are guidelines and principles agreed on by couples to participate in the lifestyle.
Swinging scale: The range of acceptable swinging activities as determined by a couple and/or an individual.
Full Swap: Full swinging experience – no holds barred.
Full Swap, Same Room: Full swinging experience, but both partners must remain in the same room throughout.
Soft Swap: A limited swinging experience where the line is typically drawn short of sexual intercourse.
Vanilla: Term used to describe people who do not participate in the lifestyle.
Unicorn: Term described to describe a single female – also referred to as the ‘mythical creature’ – who engages in sexual activity with another couple. There is no known male equivalent.
Cruise Director: Term used to describe the individual who is in charge of the action at a swinging event.
A new reality show will follow five ‘average, all-American’ couples as they juggle marriages, careers and daily life with swinging. Couples that star in Secret Sex Lives: Swingers are professionals and parents in committed relationships living in Atlanta, Southern town in the heart of the Bible belt with a lively swinger’s scene’, and are in committed relationships. [. . .]