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.
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