To someone with no knowledge of the swingers lifestyle, swinging and cheating may seem like the same thing. This could not be further from the truth.
To answer the question we must first define what swinging and cheating each are.
Cheating is defined as a betrayal of trust between two individuals where one partner has a sexual encounter without the others knowledge, while swinging is a collective decision made by partners in a committed relationship to engage in sexual activities with others.
It is well known in lifestyle circles that swinging can strengthen a marriage, especially for couples who have been together for many years where the sex life may have become somewhat “boring”. Cheating on the other hand can, and most likely will destroy a marriage once the other partner discovers the infidelity.
Swinging became popular
Swingers tend to be couples who are, or have been sexually adventurous at some point in their marriage. This can be role playing, toys in the bedroom etc. Even though a couple may be adventurous, role play and toys will only be exciting for so long. This is one of the reasons swinging has become so popular over the last decade with an explosion of websites dedicated to swingers.
There is also no end to websites that promote cheating on your spouse. There is something very wrong with this concept because it helps to promote the destruction of marriages. Swinger’s websites, on the other hand, promote a sense of community. Swinger websites bring couples together both online and in the real world. The lifestyle is all about respecting and caring for your partner and trust is the core foundation.
There is no sneaking around behind your partners back looking for sexual gratification. Swingers don’t participate in the lifestyle to find someone to replace their partner, they are looking to enhance the relationship the already have. That is the appeal of the lifestyle, sexual experiences are shared together creating a stronger bond between the couple. As with any relationship, communication is the key so remember to keep an open line of dialogue with your partner.