What sort of people engage in recreational group sex on a regular basis? David Schisgall's documentary The Lifestyle provides one answer: mostly cheerful, but paunchy, suburban couples who ...
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A married couple, Mike and Tony, decided, in view of their strained relations in recent years, on a romantic trip to the mountains. Unfortunately, their car breaks down on the road and they... See full summary »
What sort of people engage in recreational group sex on a regular basis? David Schisgall's documentary The Lifestyle provides one answer: mostly cheerful, but paunchy, suburban couples who have either slipped into middle age or are starting to advance past it. For the most part, they look like normal workaday folks, and could even be your neighbors. Schisgall interviews 20 members of "swinging" groups in Orange County, CA, and discovers most are happily married (often for decades), politically lean a bit right of center (several of his subjects once had careers in the military), and are personally unremarkable once you get past their "hobby." The Lifestyle also reveals why AIDS is all but unknown in "swing" circles and takes a trip to a "Lifestyles" convention where fun seekers from around the country get to know each other (in more ways than one).Written by
This film provided a number of reactions from me. Many similar to what's been expressed here already. Though I didn't really relate personally to many of the people followed in this documentary about "swinging", I couldn't help but be
impressed by their sincerity, good natured enthusiasm and seeming content
with their lives. The comments here about the old, flabby participants are quite different than the thoughts I had. Mine tended to revolve around how great it was that people could get to that age and still have wild, exciting sex lives, that were fulfilling and fun. And all within the confines of a committed marriage. Let's face it, none of us are getting any younger. What age or physical shape will be your cutoff point for sex because you find it disgusting?
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