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Consolation Crossroad: Emotional Right of Way

I don’t know what the driving situation is where you’re all from, but here we have a lot of four-way stops. Some of them are all stop signs, some of them have a blinking light, but the idea is the same. The point is that everybody has to...

Traveling to Swing

The lifestyle presents countless ways to approach swinging. There’s no right way to swing, but like any sub-culture, the lifestyle does have its share of norms. This article discusses one of the less common approaches to swinging…...

Fetish Fair Fleamarket 42 Trip Report – Part 1

Note: This entry has sat ‘mostly done’ for some time just needing me to apply the final edits. Apologies to Miko for leaving this until now. I am not sure where the tradition of trip reports came from. I know it exists in several corners of the...

Compersion – The Secret To Ethical Non-Monogamy

The secret to ethical non-monogamy for me is the concept of compersion. The idea that I can find pleasure in seeing my partner gain pleasure with another. Without compersion, our escapades, currently a polyamorous foursome, could feel like a...

SS 175: Hump & Circumstance – Talking Group Sex – Live At CatalystCon West

Life on the Swingset returns to CatalystCon West for a live podcast about group sex You know that one thing you can do outside monogamy that you can’t do within? You can have group sex. That’s right, many people getting naked and sexy...

Girls Just Want to Have Fun! – Hosting Girls’ Nights

Girls’ Nights Out are a relaxed, low-key way for women in the swing lifestyle to get to know each other and have fun. I’ve been organizing girls’ nights for my meet and greet group for nearly 2 years. My group currently meets...

Nerves & Dysfunction

Women have it easy. That’s right, I said it.  The prevailing notion is that a man can and will fuck anything presented to him, (and, to be fair, some men CAN and WILL) but in the lifestyle there are a few added stressors that can make that...

“They’re Not Looking at Your Eyebrows, Honey” – The Mystery of Attraction and Swingers

One Saturday night as I put on and took off the fourth outfit, I peered closely at the mirror and lamented, “I can’t believe I forgot to get my eyebrows waxed before this party!” Prof’s response? “They’re not looking at your eyebrows,...

Cooper’s Safer Sex Kit – Condoms & Dental Dams & Gloves & Alcohol Swabs

I’ve mentioned my safer sex kit extensively over the years, and the kit itself has ballooned in that time. I’ll be the first to admit that my definition of safer sex (earlier “safe sex”) has changed since the moment I started...

Cultivate Compersion

Compersion. As I write this article, spell check protests every time I use the word. In fact, an attempt to look up the definition demonstrates that Merriam-Webster doesn’t even know what I am talking about when I say compersion. If you are a...

Consolation Crossroad: Emotional Right of Way

I don’t know what the driving situation is where you’re all from, but here we have a lot of four-way stops. Some of them are all stop signs, some of them have a blinking light, but the idea is the same. The point is that everybody has to...

Traveling to Swing

The lifestyle presents countless ways to approach swinging. There’s no right way to swing, but like any sub-culture, the lifestyle does have its share of norms. This article discusses one of the less common approaches to swinging…...

Fetish Fair Fleamarket 42 Trip Report – Part 1

Note: This entry has sat ‘mostly done’ for some time just needing me to apply the final edits. Apologies to Miko for leaving this until now. I am not sure where the tradition of trip reports came from. I know it exists in several corners of the...

Compersion – The Secret To Ethical Non-Monogamy

The secret to ethical non-monogamy for me is the concept of compersion. The idea that I can find pleasure in seeing my partner gain pleasure with another. Without compersion, our escapades, currently a polyamorous foursome, could feel like a...

Angels and the Swinger Nuclear Option

I guess you could call me an agnostic. I am pretty ambivalent about the idea of God or for that matter the afterlife. I’d like to believe and have faith and all that jazz. But it’s not that easy to set aside skepticism and the need for...

SS 175: Hump & Circumstance – Talking Group Sex – Live At CatalystCon West

Life on the Swingset returns to CatalystCon West for a live podcast about group sex You know that one thing you can do outside monogamy that you can’t do within? You can have group sex. That’s right, many people getting naked and sexy...

SS 174: Bacchanalia Basics: It’s Play Party Time! – Live At CatalystCon West

Life on the Swingset returns to CatalystCon West for a panel discussion about throwing and attending a play party. They’re whispered about, opinions are drawn, expectations are high for both attendees and non. The sex party, the play party, the...

CC 006: An interview with Carol Queen & Dr. Robert Morgan Lawrence – Live at CatalystCon West

You never know what will happen when you take Ashley and Katie, a bottle of Malbec, and two sex positive rockstars like Carol Queen and Robert Morgan Lawrence. Carnalcopia records and interviews live from CatalystCon West and discusses sluttus...

SS 173: Swinging With Scars – Body Image & Identity After Major Life Changes

Emotional scars, physical scars, both can wreak havoc on your emotional state and body image, especially when you feel different than before. Earlier this year Ginger took a hiatus from the Swingset for a body change, and tonight we’re talking...

SS 172: Organizing & Travelling with Sex Toys – What To Do With Our Dildos, Vibrators, Lube, Rope, Floggers, & Other Fun Things

The two most non-“how do I start swinging” questions we get on the Swingset is how do you organize your sex toys and how do you travel with sex toy, so we go in depth with advice and suggestions on what to do with your growing piles of...

Review: Pulse by Hot Octopuss

Do you think we, as producers, purveyors, purchasers, and patrons, could all just agree that it is unlikely that something will come along to “revolutionize” male masturbation in sex toy form? I’ve been doing this a while, and have...

Review: Fucking Sculptures Corkscrew – Beautiful Piece of Art, Mediocre Sex Toy

I have many pieces in my toy collection that I feel could be considered objects of art. The nJoy toys definitely qualify, several of the glass toys, a few wooden dildos. All pleasure objects. Art pieces. The Corkscrew from Fucking Sculptures...

Review: Pop Top Deluxe G-Spot

I was sent the Pop Top Deluxe G-Spot attachment for the Hitachi Magic Wand* in exchange for an unbiased review from Good Vibrations. The toy is made by Pleasure Works and was one I specifically asked Good Vibrations for because I’ve been...

Review: Envy Six Dual-Stim

A Jopen representative sent me the Envy Six because I was interested in a dual stimulation rechargeable vibe. My first impression was that it was a very smooth silicone coated toy while still being very firm. The packaging is kind of fancy, the box...

HedoVibes Round Up #45

Photo courtesy of Emma Welcome to HedoVibes, a collection of reviews and giveaways that were posted in the past week or so from around the web. This is a collection of adult product reviews & contests from real reviewers. If you want to be...

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