To Whom It May Concern, As the owner of a swinger lifestyle dating site, I feel it is necessary to explain how my husband, Dave, and I visualize this exciting adventure known as Double Date Nation. About five years ago, we began a journey into consensual non-monogamy. It changed us and our relationship forever. We made friends that we will likely have for the rest of our lives. We made memories that are often revisited, and most importantly, we made progress as two people in love and in a forever relationship. The shift in our paradigm was mind-altering. After exploring
What are people in the swinging lifestyle community doing in times like the coronavirus pandemic? What are clubs and resorts doing to address the safety of their patrons? What are you doing to make sure that you are safe? These are all the questions looming around this serious health concern in our world today. The media tends to provoke fear when it is unnecessary; however, the pandemic has proven itself to be very serious. Some people started making plans when the news first launched information on COVID-19, others waited until the authorities mandated restrictions. Clubs had a decision to make,
Recently we were fortunate enough to visit Hedo II in Negril, Jamaica. For Dave and I, this was our first trip, and we were not sure what to expect. Anytime that you visit a clothing-optional resort-like Hedo, it always makes it much easier when you know people at the resort when you arrive. Having friends around can help ease the anxiety of the unknown. When we arrived, we checked in and took a tour of the resort. There is a ‘prude’ side and a ‘nude’ side. There are pools scattered around the resort, with people at like any vanilla resort.
Women have always had a tough time feeling the pressure of keeping up appearances. Now that social media and filters are popular; it’s damn near impossible. Aging is inevitable, and it seems that men become ‘distinguished’ women become ‘old.’ It is not a perfect vantage point, in my opinion. I think women of all ages have the beauty that comes with wisdom and life experience, but not everyone shares my opinion—joining the lifestyle spares no pressure, unfortunately. I have learned one thing in the swinger lifestyle, don’t overthink it. If you have a sexy date coming up, you aren’t going
The world of swinging or open marriage or consensual non-monogamy has evolved so much over the past five years. There are bloggers, influencers, podcasters, just to name a few that have inspired those contemplating the lifestyle. Everybody is looking for something to enhance their life, and the lifestyle is no different. There is no ‘one size fits all’ answer for the best place to get advice for the swinging lifestyle. Give a few a try and see who resonates with your vision and personality. These outlets don’t necessarily offer advice but share their personal stories that you can draw your
“The world was my oyster, but I used the wrong fork.” ~Oscar Wilde I was not brought up in a fancy, upscale environment. I could still use some polishing. Nobody taught me which fork was necessary, because there was always only one available! However, I was taught to treat others with respect regardless of their position in a situation. In the swinging lifestyle, this still applies, if not more than in everyday life. When you meet with another couple or single for a potential play scenario, remember to compliment. Being a little old fashioned is still a thing, for me
Your mother probably reminded you often to mind your manners, especially when away from home. Bennett Cerf said, “Good manners is the noise you don’t make when you’re eating soup.” Manners are just as important in the swinging lifestyle as in any other facet of life, if not more important. You are entering into a very intimate situation with very vulnerable people. Keep in mind that sensitivity to feelings and being considerate is important; this is not a situation to become an animal. Make your mother proud, well, you know what I mean. When you are on a date with
Compersion is the opposite of jealousy. Described as an empathetic erotic feeling experienced when your partner enjoys sexual play with another person. Compersion can be experienced many different ways. Whether you play together or separately, the joy you experience when the person you love experiences sexual satisfaction from another person can often be described as the most powerful type of love. This takes you to a new and intense level of trust and intimacy. Society is very judgmental on most types of swinging or partner swapping. Most people remain discreet and somewhat ashamed of these choices. Choosing to be in
Open relationships have a long history of potential judgment from the more conservative mindsets. Partner swapping can be regarded as odd or perverted. The truth is that the benefits of open relationships have been around for many generations and will likely only continue to grow. If you and your partner are interested in expanding your sexual horizons, a great place to start is on a lifestyle dating site like Double Date Nation. DDN offers many statuses, including a ‘no expectations’ status. Proper security allows you to be upfront with a potential date that you are not interested in currently taking
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