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Life on the Swingset is a podcast and website about swinging, polyamory, and open relationships from the trenches. Through debates, interviews, and sexy discussions, The Swingset Crew tackles sex, relationships, and their accompanying accoutrements, and what it means to be open sexually in a world that’s often closed.

Life on the Swingset - The Swinging & Polyamory Podcast Life on the Swingset

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 340 Ratings

Life on the Swingset is a podcast and website about swinging, polyamory, and open relationships from the trenches. Through debates, interviews, and sexy discussions, The Swingset Crew tackles sex, relationships, and their accompanying accoutrements, and what it means to be open sexually in a world that’s often closed.

    SS 390: "Things can be messy, but things don't have to be toxic."

    SS 390: "Things can be messy, but things don't have to be toxic."

    With this episode, we emerge from our reduced pandemic release schedule where our focus was on virtual Swingset community events to connect and sustain us through challenging times, and refocus on the podcast.
    We invited Eve, Marissa, Celeste, Rose, and Melanie with an intimate conversation about navigating toxic relationships. We're grateful for these five courageous humans for sharing their stories and wisdom so that we can learn from their experiences.
    -Ginger Bentham
    -Dylan Thomas
    Listeners can learn more at itrippedonthepolystair.com.


    Help support Life on the Swingset continue to make podcasts, and put on live panels and shows into the future! Throw us a dollar (or a few) each time we release an episode on Patreon! Your support will get you invited to a private chat with other Swingsetters, and give you the opportunity to join live podcast recordings, and listen to episodes commercial free, and with outtakes!

     
    Leave us a comment on this post or at contact@lifeontheswingset.com or leave us a voicemail at 573-55-SWING (573-557-9464).
     
    If you've ever listened to us and loved us and enjoyed our guests, or even shaken your fist at us… we ask you to take action in your local communities. Organize. Volunteer. Be Loud.
    Visit racialequityresourceguide.org to find out where you can start. With links to grassroots organizations, national advocacy organizations, academic institutions, guides and resources, and

    If you're able please consider donating to:
    Chicago Community Bond Fund
    National Bail Out #FreeBlackMamas
    Brave Space Alliance



    Intro Music: Throttle feat. NICOLOSI – Heroes (Skies Remix)

    • 1 hr 18 min
    SS 389: Nerdy Banter with Simone and Malcolm – The Pragmatist’s Guide to Sexuality

    SS 389: Nerdy Banter with Simone and Malcolm – The Pragmatist’s Guide to Sexuality

    Join Dylan, Ryan aka Prof, and Ginger in a nerdy discussion about sexuality data and human behavior. Simone and Malcolm Collins, the authors of The Pragmatist’s Guide series, take to the Swingset to talk all manner of intriguing and confounding sexiness.
    Leave us a comment on this post or at contact@lifeontheswingset.com or leave us a voicemail at 573-55-SWING (573-557-9464).

     
    If you've ever listened to us and loved us and enjoyed our guests, or even shaken your fist at us… we ask you to take action in your local communities. Organize. Volunteer. Be Loud.
    Visit racialequityresourceguide.org to find out where you can start. With links to grassroots organizations, national advocacy organizations, academic institutions, guides and resources, and

    If you're able please consider donating to:
    Chicago Community Bond Fund
    National Bail Out #FreeBlackMamas
    Brave Space Alliance
     



    Intro Music: Duumu and Meggie York – Never Had Interstitial Music: Nitro fun – System Failure  

    Our Sportsheets Advertisements featured music from Poolhouse Ltd from their album: NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL VAPORWAVE!
    HOME COMPUTING – HOTLINE Internet Archive – O N L I N E pacintosh mlus – c r y s t a l p e p s i These tracks are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) license.


     

    • 1 hr 30 min
    SS 388: The Power of Witness in Relationship Therapy with Catherine

    SS 388: The Power of Witness in Relationship Therapy with Catherine

    Join Dylan, Ryan, and Ginger as they host Catherine of Expansive Connection. Catherine offers her perspective on relationship therapy and her Power of Witness experience. It can be a challenge for those in polyamorous, open, and multipartnered relationships to find qualified helping professionals who not just tolerate nontraditional relationships, but elevate and celebrate the strengths of those who opt in for creative relationships. The crew talks therapy, truth-telling, and they share personal stories of their own adventures in love and sex.
    Website: https://www.expansiveconnection.com/lotss
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/expansive.connection.coaching/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/expanconnect 
    Power of Witness Sign Up (direct link): https://www.nurturingtheconnection.com/a/30219/5mkaT3y8


     


    Help support Life on the Swingset continue to make podcasts, and put on live panels and shows into the future! Throw us a dollar (or a few) each time we release an episode on Patreon! Your support will get you invited to a private chat with other Swingsetters, and give you the opportunity to join live podcast recordings, and listen to episodes commercial free, and with outtakes!

     
    Leave us a comment on this post or at contact@lifeontheswingset.com or leave us a voicemail at 573-55-SWING (573-557-9464).
     
    If you've ever listened to us and loved us and enjoyed our guests, or even shaken your fist at us… we ask you to take action in your local communities. Organize. Volunteer. Be Loud.
    Visit racialequityresourceguide.org to find out where you can start. With links to grassroots organizations, national advocacy organizations, academic institutions, guides and resources, and

    If you're able please consider donating to:
    Chicago Community Bond Fund
    National Bail Out #FreeBlackMamas
    Brave Space Alliance



    Intro, Interstitial, and Outro Music: No Rest – Vicetone Business Music: Matroda – Shut It Down

    • 1 hr 17 min
    SS 387: Euretic Consent with Shawn Coleman and Kevin Patterson

    SS 387: Euretic Consent with Shawn Coleman and Kevin Patterson

    Shawn Coleman and Kevin Patterson join Ginger Bentham, Ryan Bentham, and Dylan Thomas, to discuss consent. They talk practicing consent in every day life.
    “Consent has to exist in our every day lives and not just be a concept in the legal system.”
    The concept of euretic consent, a term Shawn Coleman has offered the world, is a concept “literally made for this time, this experience, this revolution that we're going through… that invites us to reevaluate our boundaries and our relationships to ourselves.”


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    Shawn Coleman
    @OurTouchPoints Twitter | Our Touchpoints Website | Touchpoints: Cuddles and Community YouTube
     
     

    Kevin Patterson
    @PolyRoleModels Twitter | @PolyRoleModels Instagram | Poly Role Models Website
    Unf*ck Your Polyamory | For Hire: Operator Paperback | For Hire: Audition Paperback
     
     
     

    Help support Life on the Swingset continue to make podcasts, and put on live panels and shows into the future! Throw us a dollar (or a few) each time we release an episode on Patreon! Your support will get you invited to a private chat with other Swingsetters, and give you the opportunity to join live podcast recordings, and listen to episodes commercial free, and with outtakes!
     
     
    Leave us a comment on this post or at contact@lifeontheswingset.com or leave us a voicemail at 573-55-SWING (573-557-9464).
     
    If you've ever listened to us and loved us and enjoyed our guests, or even shaken your fist at us… we ask you to take action in your local communities. Organize. Volunteer. Be Loud.
    Visit racialequityresourceguide.org to find out where you can start. With links to grassroots organizations, national advocacy organizations, academic institutions, guides and resources, and

    If you're able please consider donating to:
    Chicago Community Bond Fund
    National Bail Out #FreeBlackMamas
    Brave Space Alliance
     



    Intro, Interstitial, and Outro Music: Sabai & Hoang feat. Claire Ridgely – Million Days

    • 1 hr 8 min
    SS 386: Thank You Betty Dodson – On Bodysex and More – Friday Night Delights – 2020-08-14 (Part 2)

    SS 386: Thank You Betty Dodson – On Bodysex and More – Friday Night Delights – 2020-08-14 (Part 2)

    Tonia, Dylan, Ryan the Prof, and Ginger unwind with the Swingsetters after a busy workweek to delight in the Delights on a Friday night for an eclectic array of conversations. Ginger gets on a roll sharing about her double mastectomy and DIEP flap reconstruction, and then doubles (heh) down to worship Betty F*****g Dodson and Bodysex.
     
    Help support Life on the Swingset continue to make podcasts, and put on live panels and shows into the future! Throw us a dollar (or a few) each time we release an episode on Patreon! Your support will get you invited to a private chat with other Swingsetters, and give you the opportunity to join live podcast recordings, and listen to episodes commercial free, and with outtakes!

    Leave us a comment on this post or at contact@lifeontheswingset.com or leave us a voicemail at 573-55-SWING (573-557-9464).
     
    Need a good looking mask? We have good looking masks! Visit lifeontheswingset.com/masks and grab one today!
     
    We ask you to consider donating to the Groundswell fund's Rapid Response Fund at groundswellfund.org. They offer fast funding to grassroots organizations led by women of color, trans people of color, and low income women and trans people in critical but unexpected fights to protect and advance reproductive and social justice. They get money to organizations and people who need it the most. Visit groundswellfund.org for donation information.


     

    Intro Music: Direct & Park Avenue – I'll Go Interstitial & Outro Music: Notaker – The Longest Night

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Shame of Desire, the Consideration of Risk – Friday Night Delights

    The Shame of Desire, the Consideration of Risk – Friday Night Delights

    Ginger, Tonia, Ryan aka Prof, and Dylan get together for a night of Friday Night Drinking and Delights and accidentally have a deep conversation about desire, shame, selfishness, risk-aware relative to sex and COVID-19, exposure networks and the complication of the return of feelings of jealousy and selfishness, but not before engaging in discussion on:
    rgb lighting… from the inside jalapenos, easy-tear vinyl gloves, and nitrile gloves period euphemisms uv sterilization… of the vagina bush / pubic hair christmas lights in the bush bush light busch light #ad #sponsored a sex party with a bush light dress code sponsored by busch light #ad #sponsored letterkenny puck bunnies men who grow  


     
    Help support Life on the Swingset continue to make podcasts, and put on live panels and shows into the future! Throw us a dollar (or a few) each time we release an episode on Patreon! Your support will get you invited to a private chat with other Swingsetters, and give you the opportunity to join live podcast recordings, and listen to episodes commercial free, and with outtakes!

    Leave us a comment on this post or at contact@lifeontheswingset.com or leave us a voicemail at 573-55-SWING (573-557-9464).
     
    Need a good looking mask? We have good looking masks! Visit lifeontheswingset.com/masks and grab one today!
     
    We ask you to consider donating to the Groundswell fund's Rapid Response Fund at groundswellfund.org. They offer fast funding to grassroots organizations led by women of color, trans people of color, and low income women and trans people in critical but unexpected fights to protect and advance reproductive and social justice. They get money to organizations and people who need it the most. Visit groundswellfund.org for donation information.



    Intro, Interstitial, and Closing Music: SMLE & Just a Gent – Revival  

    Episode Introduction Music- “Studio” Steve Wallace – Mega Man 2 – Level Select
    This track is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) license.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
340 Ratings

340 Ratings

Horny4Foul ,

Desire Fabulous

I had so much fun meeting these fine people at Desire. I wish I would have had time to have done Dylan. Maybe next year. Peace.

Chavers619 ,

Mehh

Unless you’re a stoned millennial from the north west who loves to listen to people cackling for no apparent reason other than to hear themselves laugh, while talking over each other, listen to any of the other swingers podcasts.

CultofJimmy ,

Excellent guide for the journey

The hosts are engaging and down to earth with the topic. My wife and I are fairly new to the scene and this podcast is a great resource to help us navigate our journey. Looks like I have plenty of content to catch up on.

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