Writer: Terry Gould
Title: The Lifestyle
Subtitle: A Look at the Erotic Rites of Swingers
Place of Publication: Buffalo, N.Y.
Publisher: Fireplay Books
Year of Publication: 2000
Format: 133x205mm (trimmed)
Pages: 392; sources, 377; index, 384
Cover Design CS Richardson
Cover Image: Detail taken from “The Worship of Venus” by Peter Paul Rubens, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Binding: Paperback in colour printed wraps
Original Price: USD 16.95
Entry No.: 2012033
Entry Date: 23rd October 2012
Can open eroticism between more than two consenting adults be considered natural sexual behaviour? Is it possible to experience sex with other partners while happily ensconced in an emotionally monogamous marriage? Is swinging merely an invention of sexually permissive modern times? As award-winning investigative journalist Terry Gould discovered, swinging ahs roots that go back thousands of years and seem to serve a variety of social and biological purposes, some of which we have only just begun to understand. Controversial and unique, The Lifestyle offers a riveting book at what it means to be part of a growing subculture of mainstream adults who are changing the rules of sexual behaviour for pair-bonded humans. Or are they?