We are swingers.
I hate that word. It has seedy connotations that make me think of rumors of "key parties" from the 70's. We use the term Consensually Non-Monogamous or CNM. It means that if we so choose, my husband and I can have sexual relations with another person(s). We don't identify with any religion so we aren't governed by the religiously imposed laws that say marriage is A) only between a man and a woman and B) must be monogamous. In fact, marriage as an institution is, in my opinion, a failure.
If you split the U.S. by region, the Bible belt has the highest divorce rate, and this has been the case for over a decade. I was not surprised by that. I can walk into my kids high school football game and watch the other parents interact or should I say "not" interact with each other. Yet religion has told them "till death do they part". To be honest, many of them look like their souls have been dead for years.
I was in their shoes. For...