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Or engage in sexual activity with a third person, which knowledge and consent involvedSwingers may find their partners in several waysoOften they advertise in tabloid-newspapers, lifestyle magazines, or on specialised bulletin boards and websites on the internetoAlso at swingers clubs, parties, resortsoSometimes there are specific swingers parties that are sponsored – the date/general location are publicized, and people call the organizer and try to get it. If they pass, they are told the exact location of the party, sometimes there is a fee per coupleSupreme Court ruled that swinging is legal in Canada as long as it takes place in private and that it’s consensual basically Swinging may be closed or open
oClosed swinging: the couples meet and exchange partners, and each pair goes off separately to a private place to have intercourse and meet up again at a set timeoOpen swinging: the pairs get back together for sex in the same room for at least part of the timeMostly includes women having sex with each other – men having sex with each other hardly occursMajority of swingers and upper-middle-class, above average education and income, employed in professions and in management They’re not as liberal as people think – only 27%, the rest were conservativeSwingers only represent a small portion of the populationInternet Infidelity Websites designed to connect people looking for romantic or sexual partnersCyberaffair:a romantic or sexual relationship initiated by online contact and maintained primarily via online communicationA new twist on cyberaffairs is when two people’s avatars engage in sexual activity in virtual reality worlds such as Second LifeMost people think that people are unfaithful if they engage in cybersex with someone other than their partner, even if the 2 individuals never metThere are some internet sites set up specifically for people in relationships who wish to have affairsoOnce a relationship is established online, contacts can turn into mutual eroticdialogue, which may be accompanied by masturbation oSometimes, the people arrange to meet up in personLittle studies on empirical cyberaffairsCan happen with straight or same sex couplesEquity and Extradyadic SexEquity theory – a type of social exchange theoryoStates that people mentally calculate the benefits and costs for them in a relationship; their behaviour is then affected by whether they feel there is equity or inequity, and they will act to restore equity if there is inequityBasic idea is that in a relationship, people mentally tabulate their inputs to it and what they get out of it (benefits or rewards), then they calculate whether they are equitable or not

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