Would you enter a contest where these things are part of the prize package?
- Moral bankruptcy
- The undermining of any trust in your relationship
- An STD
- The selling of your soul in pursuit of hedonism
- A weekend of debauchery that will inspire guilt and bad feelings forever after
- Your personal contribution to the further disintegration of society’s moral fabric
Do these things sound good?
Well! Then KROQ’s F’Monogomy Swingers Party in Vegas is just the thing for you!!
I am not a prude and I’m not blind. I know that there is a segment of society who thinks it is fun to have sex with other couples and attend private swingers parties. Gross. Sad. Empty.
However, when I wake up to morning radio and hear people begging for passes to a corporately sponsored Swingers Party, it goes beyond sad and empty. It is morally reprehensible. This “party” will be held at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas. It is sponsored by a new FOX TV show and the Vegas Tourism Board. You know, the What-Happens-In-Vegas-Stays-In-Vegas people. This is not some sneaky, underground activity… It is being promoted on the radio and has corporate sponsors!
Like I said, I’m not a prude, but I definitely have a big problem where morality and social norms are kicked to the curb in such a public way.
This is one of the most popular radio stations in Southern California. (I have listened to it since I was 13 years old.) What does it say about our community that this crap is not only going out over the airways, it is being promoted as normal and actually healthy for relationships that may have become a little routine?!
And the people calling in! They are describing that they either need to “spice up” their relationship or that they “do this” all the time and would love the opportunity to be flown to Vegas to “do it” there. And they need to send in their photos in order to make sure they are attractive enough. Just ew.
Will I stop listening to this station? Probably not. The music is too good. Will I stop listening to the Kevin & Bean morning show? Certainly for right now I will. I will ask my husband (who I love, sleep with and next to everyday, with never a thought that this has gotten routine and perhaps we should have sex with other people’s spouses to add some zing), I will ask him to change the “Wake to Radio” option to “Deafening Buzzer” option on our alarm clock.
Deafening Buzzer will be much more soothing way to wake up.
Yeah, you kinda ARE a prude but then again not really. To be accurate, you’re typical.
You grew up with typical social programming and even though it’s obvious with half of marriages ending in divorce, you’re still “one of those” who subscribe to the fairy tale.
Your complaint is valid but mostly because it’s an adult subject and the show occurs in the morning and kids listen. Oh but btw: kids these days are throwing “rainbow parties” so get over it. (Google “Rainbow Parties” in case you don’t know what that is)
You should take a closer look at your reaction. You may sleep well, but does your husband?
Infidelity is rampant, so why is it somehow gross or empty to be honest and explore those feelings with the one person you are supposed to trust above all others? It’s like when the guy steps out on his wife because he can’t do “those kind of things” with his wife. It’s ridiculous.
Once upon a time people put the same connotations on gays, that they lived a sick and perverted lifestyle. I wonder if you are “one of those” too?
Monogamy was a form of ownership of women and didn’t extend to the male of the relationship, marriage was about power and money and the consolidation of both.
Knock knock, it’s the 21st century and a lot of people have figured out that variety has altered our perception of romance, relationships and what is really important in life. Pick up a sociology book or even a science book- humans are NOT predisposed to be monogamous. It’s a choice and in this era there are more choices than ever and more information as well.
I’m not telling anyone how to live or love and really, who is judge enough to do so?
Keep that in mind when you look at your gay friends. Unless, of course, you’re “one of those” and you don’t have any.
-“Part Time Swinger”
PS: Yes my girlfriend and I sometimes play around, but it’s not our whole lives. We’re not sick perverts and I’m sometimes amazed to find that our relationship is WAAAAAY stronger than that of our “regular” friends’, especially after 4 years. We deal in honesty, openess and truth and how many couples can you say that about???
Oh so much to say, so little room to do it. I’ve posted my repsonse.
The Chicken Lady says
Holy crap. Well, at least they were brave enough to post their name…oh wait, no they were too chicken. idiot.
Yeah, I’ll be “one of those” right there with you, Viv. It’s sad we’re in the minority. People with morals.
The chicken lady is silly, I’m at a public site and so I’d like to dodge reprisals and sideways glances of “chicken ladies” everywhere not least of all my co-workers.
Viv…I think I would probably like you very much. We should go bowling. I love people who challenge my thinking =)
Annoymous guy with a carrer he’d like to keep (aka Mr PTS)
If you are the Mr. PTS that posted the original comment, it is nice that you followed up on it.
I like people who challenge my thinking too. The minute we assume we know it all, (and therefore refuse to hear someone else’s point of view) is the minute we stop learning and growing as people.
I think our ethics, morals, opinions, education, etc. lose a bit of value if they aren’t taken out and examined on a regular basis. A great way to do that is to hear someone else’s point of view and compare and contrast it with your own.
Your opinion/position is either validated, or you realize you might now have all the info and reasess yourway of thinking.
So thanks for the debate. You didn’t change my mind one iota, but you did allow me to further examine, (and therefore confirm) my own beliefs.
Oy! Typos! Let me correct: “you might NOT have all the info and REASSESS YOUR WAY of thinking.”
Way to go Viv! I completely agree with every word you said! Thanks for having the courage to stand up for your/my beliefs!