Can we ever return to a “normal” lifestyle?
No one could have predicted that 2020 would become what it has. Who would have imagined that people all over the world would be told to practice social distancing and wear a mask when out in public? Just when it seemed that we would get a reprieve, many states are seeing a rise, rather than a fall, in the number of cases. This problem is not conducive to swingers looking to party.
So how does this affect the lifestyle? Obviously, when people are trying to avoid becoming infected, most people prefer to stay away from others. How can you social distance in a lifestyle atmosphere?
My question is: how will this play out when this is finally over? (Obviously, we will either find a way to cure this, or there will be a vaccine.) Will swingers rush back out and pick up where they left off? Or will the time spent alone with your spouse (or significant other) have brought a renewed sense of monogamy?
In our lifetime, this type of scenario has never been seen. One in which we have tried to avoid all other people, except those with whom we share a home. For many people in the lifestyle, we are accustomed to spending several nights out each week amongst other swingers. Hugging, kissing, and often having sex with people other than our significant other. When we strip that away, does the desire for sex diminish, or do we turn to our partners to fulfill the need?
For those who have followed the guidelines and practiced social distancing from others, our partner was the only choice. Not only for sex but for any human touch. For most of us, we have weathered this storm alone with our partners. Hopefully, this has brought partners closer together. There is always the chance that it has done the opposite.
How will the return to swinging look? Will people revert back to the kid in the candy store mentality or approach swinging with some hesitation? Can swinging go back to business as usual? Will former swingers change course and remain solely with their partner at home?
Personally, I believe that for those couples who do return to the lifestyle, it will be with renewed enthusiasm. An appreciation for something we were taking for granted. Without a doubt, couples looking to get back to the lifestyle will pack the swing clubs when they reopen.
Do I think swinging will look any different when clubs reopen? That depends on whether they open before we have a cure or a vaccine. If there is no cure or vaccine, there will be swingers who will play as though there is nothing to worry about. The clubs will probably not be as crowded as in the past, and some swingers will stay away. It might look much like during the AIDs epidemic. Some people were (and still are) very fearful, others seem less concerned.
Are there any positives for swingers that can result from what we are going through? A renewed sense of appreciation for the lifestyle would seem logical. We tend to take for granted that we have these close physical connections with so many people. Now that we cannot participate in these types of activities, it is only normal, to want what you cannot have. Swinging is no different, for many people, just imagining being able to swing again, is very exciting.
Honestly, I believe many swingers are simply playing it safe and waiting for the all-clear. Many are not, as we know, and have continued on with business as usual. Since swing clubs in most areas are not permitted to open, many swingers have turned to private parties and hotel gatherings. ‘
Without a doubt, swing clubs will be open in the near future and people will happily return. Nobody wants to see any business suffer for longer than is necessary. Swing clubs are, after all, a business and it cannot be easy for the owners to wait much longer.
Until then, let’s all stay safe and look forward to the day we can all get out and play!
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