More than 1,000 polyamorous couples have descended on New Orleans in Louisiana for the world’s largest swinging convention includes a massive Sexual Freedom Paradefor the annual “Naughty in N’awlins” event.
The parade, which organizers claim is the biggest of its kind in the country, is aimed at raising awareness of polyamorous relationships, swinging lifestyles and ‘archaic laws outlawing sex toys’.
Swingers can be couples (married or not) or singles.They have a sexually free spirit. Couples tend to be in love with each other, and only “share” each other sexually with others. Sometimes this means “swapping wives” sometimes it means “group sex”.
Single swingers generally despise the dating process and would rather meet at swinger gatherings where it is acceptable and in some cases expected that sex can/will occur on the spot with whomever they meet and feel attracted to.
Thousands of men and women ‘take over’ one of the French Quarter’s biggest hotels where they attend workshops, seminars, parties, naked speed dating and – most importantly – nightly erotic balls.
The week-long convention is also aimed at shining a spotlight on issues from sexual discrimination to custody issues. Vibrant photos showed scantily clad swingers strolling through the streets of New Orleans draped in colourful beads.
Participants believe they should be entitled to the same benefits and legal status as monogamous couples. But they forget the reason why monogamous couples are given benefits under the law. Monogamy is a key component of building a stable family unit.
Advocates of poly rights believe that monogamy is not natural. However, monogamous relationships have been the norm in Western culture for thousands of years. The reason why is because people are possessive by their nature. The possessiveness is mitigated by entering a committed, monogamous relationship. Monogamy has become natural over the decades.
Monogamy is also healthier than poly relationships. There is less risk of disease for example.