Partner swapping consists of a philosophy of how a couple relates to their sexuality, thus extending their sexual relationship to individuals outside the couple, practicing sex in a libertine and transgressive way.
What does it mean to practice the partner swapping?
The world of the swinging is quite articulate and complex, it is not possible to provide a single explanation to explain what it means to become an exchangeist.
The world of swingers is surrounded by varied situations and forms of transgression. In any case, I will try to provide an answer to this question as correctly as possible.
We exchange it is a kind of libertine philosophy, which addresses a sensitive issue such as sex without embarrassment and prejudice. Becoming an exchangeist means accepting the concept that the human being as a mammal does not have a sexually monogamous nature. In fact, as already described in another post, it is difficult, with certain exceptions, for a mammal to be considered sexually monogamous. This does not apply to birds that have a monogamous approach from the point of view of the very significant mating.
The fact of not knowing how to fly and not having feathers, leaves the reasonable doubt that in all likelihood the human being is not monogamous by nature.
Therefore, to practice the partner swapping means to have sex with third couples or people, in a completely peaceful way and without having to hide this action from the respective partner.
Monogamy vs. Polyandria and Polygyny in different cultures
With the term monogamy (sexual understanding) it means that a couple practices sexual intercourse only within the couple and therefore considers as betrayal the possible sexual escapade with a third person.
Polyandria, on the other hand, refers to the fact that a woman has more than one spouse. In the context of the exchange of a couple, being a practice focused solely on sex, this term may be used, with exceptions, to indicate a woman who does not grant herself sexually exclusively to her stable partner.
As far as polygyny is concerned, the opposite applies, i.e. it defines a sexual or sentimental relationship involving a man and two or more women.
Sexual polygamy or polyamy is a philosophical thought that accepts that an individual may have several romantic or even only sexual relationships with other people at the same time.
Therefore, on the basis of this information, we can define the partner swapping as a philosophical thought as indicated by polyamory.
Cultures that accept polyandria
Scholars claim that some writings, prove the fact that at the dawn of the Sumerian culture the polyandria was accepted. However, this practice was apparently abolished by Urukagina. As for eastern cultures such as Tibet, it seems that polyandria was very common in the past. Nowadays, although it is more contained, it has not completely disappeared.
Julius Caesar also suggested that this social form was practiced in certain Celtic courts.
Nowadays polyandria, from the point of view of the conjugation of a woman with more men in the western world is not very frequent, but this does not mean that there are many cases of sexual polyandria declared or not.
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Cultures that accept polygyny
Polygyny, or the possibility for a man to have more women, is much more widespread and common. Just think of ancient culture in the old world. Even today, several Islamic nations allow a man to contract marriage with more women.
For more information on polygyny, please visit this page on Wikipedia.
Polygamy or polyamory
The term polygamy often refers to the fact that only men can have more than one partner. However, it should be noted that the term polygamy is quite general and does not impose distinctions in the sex of those who practice it, so it applies to both men and women. Therefore, it can be said that the partner swapping is in accordance with sexual polygamy or, if we want to use a relatively young term, we can state that the exchangeist shares the philosophical thought of polyamory.
However, it should be pointed out, as already explained, at the beginning of the article that not all swingers adopt the same way of transgressing and therefore in some cases there may be the possibility that an swinging couple is directed to polygyny or polyandria.
In Roman culture, archaeologists argue that in certain periods of time in Rome was widely used the practice of sex outside marriage. Such sexual relations generally took place between aristocrats, both women and men with slaves or, in any case, people of lower rank, from the social point of view.
According to some studies, it would seem that some rich Roman wives paid stratospheric amounts to be able to grant themselves to certain gladiators.
As far as the concept of polygamy and polyamy is concerned, you will find the respective pages linked.