An alternative lifestyle can be defined as living or doing something, not within the accepted norms or values. An alternative adult lifestyle is simply a unique sexual lifestyle.
Some activities that are considered alternative lifestyles for adults include:
1. BDSM: This stands for Bondage and Discipline (B&D), Domination and Submission (D&S), and Sado-Masochism (S&M). As the definition suggests, BDSM bondage, restraining or restraining, includes both domination and submission, sadism (taking pleasure in inflicting pain on another person), and masochism (taking pleasure in undergoing some degree of pain).
2. Swinging: This can be defined as recreational social and sexual activity between consenting adults where partner swapping is acceptable. Swinging is also referred to as “wife-swapping,” but this definition is imprecise because it limits activity and makes it look like a male domain. “Partner Swap” might be a simpler but more accurate description.
3. Sexual fetishism: the arousal and gratification by an object or non-genital body part. Such an object or body part is called the fetish. Fetishes include, but are not limited to, shoes (boots or high mounds), feet or fingers of the foot, hair, underwear or lingerie, piercings, clothing (size, garment type or size), stockings, etc.
4. Polyamory: This is the practice of having more tHan one intimate relationship at a time, with the full knowledge and consent of all involved. In polyamory, no partner is swapping, unlike swinging, where swapping is the norm. Polyamorous relationships are usually serious and long-lasting.
Why do people seek alternative adult lifestyles and relationships? The answers are as many as the individuals. But one that tends to go across the board is — you guessed it — fun. Another reason is the fulfillment of sexual fantasies.
Many more forms and variations of sexual alternative lifestyles will fit into this article and their subsets. For example, bondage can be considered a self-contained lifestyle, as B in BDSM.
It is not uncommon for alternative lifestyles to overlap. For example, at a swingers party (an alternative lifestyle), a person may have a body part pierced (a fetish), a man may be spanked while tied up in chains (BDSM) by a woman in leather clothes and boots (clothing or shoe fetish ). At the same time, another couple can join a polyamorous threesome (an alternative lifestyle) for sexual activity.
Are you thinking about exploring your alternative, fantasy, or fetish? There are dating sites dedicated specifically to adult alternative lifestyles where people with similar interests can meet.