EXPLORiNG ALTERNATiVE LiFESTYLES
Naturism had many different philosophical sources and means many things to different people. There is no one definition. In 1974, the INF defined naturism as: Naturism is a lifestyle in harmony with nature, expressed through personal and social nudity, and characterized by self-respect of people with different opinions and of the environment. At one end of the spectrum are the nudists who just enjoy a nude lifestyle, and at the other are the naturists, who have deeply held beliefs and see communal nudity as just one of many important principles. Most people that practice Nudism and Naturism say it has nothing to do with sexuality…..
Polyamory is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. Polyamory, often abbreviated to poly, is sometimes described as consensual, ethical, or responsible non-monogamy. The word is occasionally used more broadly to refer to any sexual or romantic relationships that are not sexually exclusive, though there is disagreement on how broadly it applies; an emphasis on ethics, honesty, and transparency all around is widely regarded as the crucial defining characteristic.
Swinging or partner swapping (sometimes referred to as the swinging lifestyle or simply “the lifestyle”) is a non-monogamous expression of relationship, in which partners in a committed relationship agree, as a couple, for both partners to engage in sexual activities with other people, sometimes referred to as recreational or social sex. Swinging can take place in a number of contexts, ranging from a spontaneous sexual activity at an informal social gathering of friends to a swingers’ club and can involve internet-based introduction.
Sexual fetishism, or erotic fetishism, is the sexual arousal a person receives from a physical object, or from a specific situation. The object or situation of interest is called the fetish; the person who has a fetish for that object/situation is a fetishist. A sexual fetish may be regarded as an enhancing element to a romantic/sexual relationship “achieved in ordinary ways (e.g. having the partner wear a particular garment)” [Wikipedia ]
bdsm / kink
BDSM is a consensual lifestyle choice, which is often expressed in adult role-play between two or more individuals. The compound acronym, BDSM, is derived from the terms bondage and discipline (B&D), dominance and submission (D&S), sadism and masochism
In current usage, the term kink has often come to refer to a range of objective and objectifying sexual practices ranging in degree from the playful to the paraphilic. These include spanking, bondage, dominance and submission, sadomasochism
(BDSM) and sexual fetishism. Kink sexual practices go beyond what are considered conventional sexual practices as a means of heightening the intimacy between sexual partners [Wikipedia]
Just an aside – Anything outside of married heterosexual , missionary intercourse is defined as kinky… So that mean that most of the world is kinky…. woohooo
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