Let me tell you a story. It starts innocently enough, and the details don’t really matter, but the punchline is, “Would you believe it, they were swingers?”
I’ve lost count of the number of friends, acquaintances, and coworkers who’ve told me a story like this over the 10+ years that we’ve been in the lifestyle. And, inevitably, I respond with a half-laugh and what I hope is perceived as a genuine, “Oh? Well isn’t that bizarre.”
As much as always wish I could reply with a slightly indignant, “So?”, the better part of me knows that there’s really no great way to be open about our lifestyle in a public context.