The lifestyle... can be a rush of excitement, liberating exploration, and whirlwind of fun. What's not talked about is what happens when the whirlwind makes you dizzy.
We often preach "life in moderation" as being the concept of exploring and doing what makes you happy, as long as you do so responsibly. This concept applies to most of life's experiences, with a few exceptions. The tricky party: responsibility.
Responsibility will catch up, whether you are welcoming to it or running from it. The Lifestyle is no exception.
Background: there was a question on Reddit about cliques in the lifestyle and how difficult or discouraging it is to navigate them. This is my modified response.
We've been in the Dallas scene for about 4 years, and we've definitely noticed the "cliques". Clique IS the most appropriate word, despite its perceived severity. But, there really isn't a lifestyle appropriate word that conveys a group of people who have found their comfort zone. The way I understand the dynamics of people around here is best summarized by classifying people into several groups.
There has been a lot of discussion of rules in many circles we’re in lately. Many of the discussions seem to focus on a few areas that can lead to trouble if we, as a community, don’t address them responsibly and respectfully. Even though singles need to have rules for themselves as well, this post is generally written to address couples and their rules.
Our First Time at the Club
It's time we addressed this issue from our perspective. We'll try to be as informative as possible. Bisexual acceptance is an incredibly important topic to us.
Lesbian Gay BISEXUAL Transgender PresenceThe LGBT community is real, expanding, and making the world a more compassionate place. Research and reporting by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) estimates that even though more than half of the LGBT community in the U.S. (4.1% of the population or ~5 million people in 2016) identifies as bisexual, the group is often overlooked when it comes to legal and social discourse.