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Lisa and her husband have been married for 16 years and non-monogamous for 4. They live in a swing state and are active in their local community organizing events. Lisa's passions include reading, writing, crochet, aquariums and building an amazing local and online swing community.

This article is part of an ongoing series about STI’s as they relate to swinging. You can read related articles at http://www.lifeontheswingset.com/author/teamfun/ Trichomoniasis is a very common STD that affects the genital tracts of men and women. It is caused by a single cell parasite. Many people, especially men have no symptoms, but can still pass the parasite to their partners. If there are symptoms they include pain or burning with urination, pain during sex, discharge from the penis or vagina or itching. This is one STD that does smell bad! Trichomoniasis is spread through vaginal sex, sharing sex toys…

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This year our group created a black light glow playroom for the hotel takeover party we were attending. We transformed an empty conference room into a swinger psychedelic paradise! Our goal was to create a fun, unique play space for multiple couples. It was a great success. Here are some ideas if you’d like to create your own Electric Psychedelic Pussycat Swinger’s Club at home or at a hotel. The Basic Space Our space was a large conference room, 18′ x 34′. There was a small counter top with a bar size refrigerator of to the side and a powder…

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This article is part of an ongoing series about STI’s as they relate to swinging. You can read related articles at http://www.lifeontheswingset.com/author/teamfun/ This is a group of more than 40 viruses that can infect men and women. Most of the viruses do not cause any problems, but a few can cause genital warts or cancer of the cervix, penis, anus, mouth or throat. Even if someone is infected with the types that cause cancer or warts, there may be no symptoms. In most people the virus goes away by itself without causing any health problems, but it is still able…

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There’s always room for more… Here is yet another set of games to get your group mingling and flirting. These are games we’ve used for our meet and greet. We meet once a month in a public club where there are a few other patrons. We have between 60 and 120 people in attendance, couples and singles. Everyone is part of our online group. We started playing an ice breaker game because members had commented they were nervous about approaching new people. Quite a few people would come to meet and greet and just sit by themselves at a table.…

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This article is designed to be a quick summary of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea information, especially as it relates to swinging. It is not all-encompassing or designed to be specific medical advice. My goal is to share basic facts to help you maximize your safety while having recreational sex. You can read other STI basics in my articles. Chlamydia (also known as non-gonococccal urethritis) and Gonorrhea are common bacterial STIs. I am going to group them together because they are spread the same way and have similar symptoms and treatments. These bacteria infect the reproductive organs of men and women. Often…

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This article is part of an ongoing series about STI’s as they relate to swinging. You can read related articles at http://www.lifeontheswingset.com/author/teamfun/ Herpes is one of the most dreaded and misunderstood STI’s. If you have multiple partners it is highly likely that you already have herpes or will contract herpes. It is important to be aware of the risks and the consequences of non-monogamy, but the effects of this virus really are minimal. Herpes is a virus transmitted by skin to skin contact through kissing, oral, vaginal and anal sex. There are 2 types. HSV1 usually causes cold sores on…

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This is part of a continuing series about STI’s and prevention as it relates to non- monogamy. Please see my other articles for more information. Hepatitis B and C are viral infections that cause liver problems. The viruses can cause short term illness in some people, but they can also lead to liver damage, cancer and death. Most people have no symptoms for many years until their liver is severely damaged. They can pass on the virus even though they have no symptoms. Most cases of Hepatitis C result from IV drug use, but the virus can be transmitted through…

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This article is designed to be a quick summary HIV information, especially as it relates to swinging. It is not all-encompassing or designed to be specific medical advice. My goal is to share basic facts to help you maximize your safety while having recreational sex. Human Immunodeficiency Virus is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). The virus kills specific cells in the immune system which are crucial to fighting disease. HIV/AIDS is treatable, but cannot be cured. For most people it will reduce their lifespan and significantly affect their quality of life. HIV is found in significant…

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How Risky is Oral Sex? This is an important question, but very little research has been done. With the exception of herpes1 virus, there are no reliable transmission statistics for oral sex. We do know that without condoms, oral sex is less risky than vaginal sex, and anal sex is the highest risk behavior for STI transmission. Oral Sex on Men The person at greatest risk is the individual who is performing oral sex on a man. There is more risk if you get semen in your mouth. You should not perform oral sex if you have sores in your…

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I don’t know anyone who really likes condoms except for me! I consider them a sign of my personal independence, my ability to protect myself. Condoms allow me to be the slut I enjoy being. I carry them almost every time I go out, because I like the naughty feeling of being a married girl with a condom in her coat pocket or purse. In this article I am going to discuss the effectiveness of condoms for the prevention of STD’s, plus hints and tips. Please add your condom questions, suggestions or experiences in the comment section. I hear all…

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