A website that pairs wealthy men with younger single women has claimed that 51,043 teachers have signed up in search of extra income. According to Seekingarrangement.com, the average teacher on the site is 28 to 33 and asks for $3,000 per month in financial assistance. To find out why so many teachers are being tempted I posed as ‘Anna’, a 29-year-old PhD candidate and educator. [. . .]
50 Shades of Sears? Chain pulls bondage gear from website
Sears has pulled bondage gear from its website after an image of a man wearing a leather harness was widely circulated online. Some customers were shocked that the retail chain best known for auto parts and appliances featured erotic accessories on its Elegant Moments page. But many of the raciest items for men – including the leather collar with chains ($17.59) and the 4 Piece Adjustable Harness ($55.99) – have been removed from the website. Others were disappearing at a rapid rate at press time. [. . .]
Swinger’s Dictionary Decoded
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. [. . .]
The White Middle Class Girl’s Guide to Prison: My interview with Orange is the New Black Author Piper Kerman
Orange is the New Black author Piper Kerman says her time behind bars taught her that justice in America depends on income and skin color. Ms Kerman’s memoir about her stint in federal prison between 2003 and 2004 is now a hit Netflix series starring Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon and Jason Biggs.
‘My time in the US criminal justice system made very real to me the huge inequality amongst Americans,’ Ms Kerman said in a new interview with MailOnline.
‘I think that I had to discover and rely on my best self to survive the prison system,’ Ms Kerman said. After wondering if she would ‘be pegged the snotty rich bitch’ after seeing ‘very West Side story’ dorms with names like ‘The Suburbs’, ‘The Ghetto’ and ‘Spanish Harlem’, she quickly figured out that her best chance of survival was learning to fit in. Read more