Orgies through the ages

Berkowitz, E. Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire. Counterpoint, Berkeley, CA, 2012.

D’Emilio, J. and E.B. Freedman. Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America. University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Gould, T. The Lifestyle: A Look at the Erotic Rites of Swingers. Vintage Canada 1999.

Partridge, B. A History of Orgies. Prion Books, London, 2002.

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How many Americans engage in occasional non-monogamy?

Bairstow, A. “Couples Exploring Nonmonogamy: Guidelines for Therapists,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2017) 43:343.

Bergstrand, C. and J.B. Williams. “Today’s Alternative Marriage Styles: The Case of Swingers,” Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality (2000) www.ejhs.org/volume3/swing/body.htm. 

Haupert, M.L. et al. ”Prevalence of Experiences with Consensual Non-Monogamous Relationships: Findings from Two National Samples of Single Americans,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2017) 43:424.

Herbenick, D. et al. “Sexual Diversity in the United States: Results from a Nationally Representative Probability Sample of Adult Women and Men,” PLoS One (2017) 12:7:e0181198.

Jenks, RT. “Swinging: A Review of the Literature,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (1998) 27:507

Levine, E.C. et al. “Open Relationships, Nonconsensual Non-monogamy, and Monogamy Among U.S. Adults: Findings from the 2012 National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (2018) 47:1439.

Are swingers psychologically healthy?

Barker, M. “This Is My Partner, and This Is My Partner’s Partner: Constructing Polyamorous Identity in a Monogamous World,” Journal of Constructivist Psychology (2005) 18:75.

 

Bergstrand, C. and J.B. Williams. “Today’s Alternative Marriage Styles: The Case of Swingers,” Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality (2000) www.ejhs.org/volume3/swing/body.htm.

 

Conley, T.D. et al. “The Fewer the Merrier? Assessing Stogma Surrounding Consensually Mon-Monogamous Romantic Relationships,” Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (2013) 13:1.

 

DeVisser, R. and D. McDonald. “Swings and Roundabouts: Management of Jealousy in Heterosexual Swinging Couples,” British Journal of Social Psychology (2007) 46:459.

 

Dixon, D. “Perceived Sexual Satisfaction and Marital Happiness of Bisexual and Heterosexual Swinging Husbands,” Journal of Homosexuality (1985) 11:209.

 

Dominus, S. “Not Just Us: Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?” New York Times Magazine, May14, 2017.

 

Duckworth, J. and E.E. Levitt. “Personality Analysis of a Swingers Club,” Lifestyles (1985) 8:35.

 

Jenks, R.J. Swinging: A Test of Two Theories and a Proposed New Model,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (1985) 14:517.

 

Jenks, RT. “Swinging: A Review of the Literature,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (1998) 27:507.

 

Mogilskim J.K. et al. “Monogamy Versus Consensual Non-Monogamy: Alternative Approaches to Pursuing a Strategically Pluralistic Mating Strategy,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (2017) 46:407.

 

Rubel, A.N. and A.F. Bogaert. “Consensual Nonmonogamy: Psychological Well-Being and Relationship Quality Correlates,” Journal of Sex Research (2015) 52:961.

 

Rubin, A.M. “Sexually Open vs. Sexually Exclusive Marriages: A Comparison of Dyadic Adjustment,” Alternative Lifestyles (1982) 5:101.

 

Rubin, A.M. and J.R. Adams. “Outcomes of Sexually Open Marriages,” Journal of Sex Research (1986) 22:311.

 

Do men coerce women into non-monogamy?

Dominus, S. “Not Just Us: Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?” New York Times Magazine, May14, 2017.

 

Gould, T. The Lifestyle: A Look at the Erotic Rites of Swingers. Vintage (Canada) 1999.

 

How to explore consensual non-monogamy—happily

Bairstow, A. “Couples Exploring Non-Monogamy: Guidelines for Therapists,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2017) 43:343.

 

Easton, D. and J.W. Hardy. The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 2009.

 

Gould, T. The Lifestyle: A Look at the Rites of Swingers. Vintage Canada, 1999.

 

Grunt-Mejer, K. and C. Campbell. “Around Consensual Nonmonogamies: Assessing Attitudes Toward Nonexclusive Relationships,” Journal of Sex Research (2016) 53:45.

 

Joannides, P. Guide to Getting It On. Goofy Foot Press, Oregon, 2009.

 

Lehmiller, J.J. “A Comparison of Sexual Health History and Practices Among Monogamous and Consensually Nonmonogamous Sexual Partners,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2015) 12:2022.

 

O’Neil, N. and G. Open Marriage: A New Lifestyle for Couples. M. Evans & Co., 1984.

 

Peabody, S.A. “Alternative Life Styles to Monogamous Marriage: Variants of Normal Behavior in Psychotherapy Clients,” Family Relations (1982) 31:425.

 

Pincus, T. It’s Called Polyamory: Coming Out About Your Nonmonogamous Relationships. Thorntree Press, Portland, OR, 2017.

 

Platteau, T. “Sexual Behavior and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Swingers: Results from an Online Survey in Belgium,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2017) 43:709.

 

Rodrigues, D. et al. “’We Agree and Now Everything Goes My Way:’ Consensual Sexual Monogamy, Extradyadic Sex, and Relationship Satisfaction,” Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking (2016) 19:373.

 

Taormino, T. Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships. Cleis Press, San Francisco, 2008.

 

Women who enjoy gangbangs

Dixon, J. and D. Dixon. “Banging a Gang: Women Who Seek Group Sex with Men,” Libido: The Journal of Sex and Sensibility. 1999.