What Is The Difference Between Swinging And An Orgy?

What Is The Difference Between Swinging And An Orgy?

To the naked (and ignorant) eye, swinging and orgies are the same thing. However there are different factors that make these sexual acts very different, even if they all belong to the polyamory family. Kind of how daddy kink and knife play can both be considered some for of BDSM, they are very different in their own ways and acts.

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What is the difference between swinging and an orgy?

What exactly is Swinging?

According to the Urban Dictionary, Swinging is: “A lifestyle of non-monogamy where sexual relations occur outside the established couple. Swingers tend to refrain from romantic attachments with their outside partners, thus differentiation themselves from Polygamists. There is some overlap between the two communities, though the closeness of the comparisons are generally not acknowledged.”

In laments terms, “Swinging” is a little less emotional than “Polyamory”, but a little more so than “Orgies”.

People who engage in swinging are usually couples who like to explore their sexuality through “fooling around” with others in full acknowledgement and view of their monogamous partners. Most partners use this method as a sort of couples therapy that helps to re-ignite the spark in their relationships and in most cases it helps relationships get stronger through trust and understanding.

Swinging is usually in a controlled environment run by a specific host that makes sure condoms, toys, entertainment and refreshments are easily available. Substance abuse is usually prohibited or restricted at Swinger Parties.

What exactly is an Orgy?

According to the Urban Dictionary, Orgies are: “Five or more persons engaging in sexual intercourse in the same place over the same period of time. Synonymous with ‘group sex’.”

Orgies are probably the most emotionally detached from the other sexual partners than any other form of polyamory and in most cases the couples who get it on hardly know one another. This makes orgies the most dangerous form of “free sex”, no matter how hot the fantasy is, it is definitely a breeding ground for disease.

Orgies can be fun when it’s among friends and people you know, but if there’s an orgy at a nightclub with random strangers whose medical status you don’t know, it can get rather frightening later on. Orgies are usually impulsive sexual acts that aren’t planned like swinging often is.

Conclusion:

Whether you’re engaging in swinging or orgies, make sure you always keep a condom handy, taking some form of PrEP and never, ever go alone. Everyone loves a bit of fun, but don’t be stupid about it. There’s nothing sexy about contracting a life-threatening illness for one night’s pleasure.

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Contributor – Tristan Ridge

Tristan is a 21 year old, HOT, bisexual Australian surfer-slash-college boy who just loves the swinging scene and explores it with his partners in his polygamous relationship. He’s been part of the swinging scene and orgies since he was 18 years old.