Swinging: the Games Your Neighbours Play

Mark Brendon

Swinging: the Games Your Neighbours Play

The Games Your Neighbours Play Your neighbours are doing it. Your relatives are doing it. Even your colleagues are doing it. (Especially your colleagues.) But what is swinging? Despite being an activity enjoyed by millions worldwide (4 million in the US alone), little is known about the enormous subculture that exists. Turned on to swinging by a chance series of events in his life, author Mark Brendon found it to be stimulating, satisfying and emotionally rewarding, an experience totally at odds with the often cynical and always inaccurate picture presented by the media. Opening with an orgy scene where a tetchy husband is urging his otherwise-engaged wife to 'hurry up, the babysitter's waiting' this revealing and edifying book is sure to shock some but aims to paint a realistic picture of the relative normality of this style of living. Filled with case studies, conversations and bon mots Brendon expertly crafts a fascinating book that manages to be an absorbing take on social history and a stimulating work of erotica all rolled into one.Honest, funny, thoughtful and erotic the author entertains and enlightens the reader as he describes attending parties held in clubs, on beaches and in private homes throughout Britain and beyond. He explores why, where and how your neighbours swing, outlines the subculture's history, principles and rules and looks to a future in which swinging might just save some of our most cherished institutions -- including marriage itself. 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
Swinging: the Games Your Neighbours Play

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre Sex & Sexuality
Format Paperback
Pages 382
RRP £12.99
Date of Publication September 2008
ISBN 978-1906321130
Publisher The Friday Project Limited
 

The Games Your Neighbours Play Your neighbours are doing it. Your relatives are doing it. Even your colleagues are doing it. (Especially your colleagues.) But what is swinging? Despite being an activity enjoyed by millions worldwide (4 million in the US alone), little is known about the enormous subculture that exists. Turned on to swinging by a chance series of events in his life, author Mark Brendon found it to be stimulating, satisfying and emotionally rewarding, an experience totally at odds with the often cynical and always inaccurate picture presented by the media. Opening with an orgy scene where a tetchy husband is urging his otherwise-engaged wife to 'hurry up, the babysitter's waiting' this revealing and edifying book is sure to shock some but aims to paint a realistic picture of the relative normality of this style of living. Filled with case studies, conversations and bon mots Brendon expertly crafts a fascinating book that manages to be an absorbing take on social history and a stimulating work of erotica all rolled into one.Honest, funny, thoughtful and erotic the author entertains and enlightens the reader as he describes attending parties held in clubs, on beaches and in private homes throughout Britain and beyond. He explores why, where and how your neighbours swing, outlines the subculture's history, principles and rules and looks to a future in which swinging might just save some of our most cherished institutions -- including marriage itself.

Reviews

The New Statesman

Sebastian Horsley

Fortunately, he is as skilled with penetrating insights as he is at penetrating orifices. The book is divided between reflection and erection. We learn that swingers are faithful to their spouses and partners. That though they may play with hundreds of others, they do not have illicit affairs or unprotected, private, penetrative sex, save with their own partners... What he may lack in clothes he more than makes up for in good prose: "Good sex makes it very easy to get on with people - a lot more effectively than getting on with people makes for good sex"

20/11/2008

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