The raucously funny and revealing story of one man’s journey into the swinger lifestyle that pulls back the curtain on one of the most fascinating—and least understood—subcultures in the nation.
An estimated fifteen million strong worldwide, swingers are everywhere—a huge community, hiding in plain sight, whose erotic pastime remains a complete mystery to the rest of us. In Swingland, Daniel Stern outs himself and the secretive community he loves, recounting his ten-year transformation from a lonely guy who couldn’t get a date into a veteran sexual adventurer.
With verve, wit, and infectious enthusiasm, Stern shares all the hard-earned wisdom he’s acquired in the fast-growing American swinging underground. Everyone is welcome, but bring flip-flops (it can get messy). There are plenty of bumps and bruises along the way, including countless rejections, missed opportunities, and one very unusual AARP orgy. But slowly and surely, through an impressive series of threesomes, foursomes, and moresomes, this “Vanilla” newbie becomes a much sought-after partner for couples looking to spice up their relationships. As readers travel with Stern on his exploits, they are treated to a whole new lexicon (there aren’t many single women swingers, or “Unicorns,” but plenty of MFMs, FMFs, MMFMs, and MMMFMs) as well as free, invaluable advice should they take the plunge themselves (be honest, sensitive, and hygienic!).
Ultimately, Swingland is much more than a titillating exposé. Lovingly written, with a keen sensibility regarding the controversy surrounding its subject, Stern’s narrative is as improbably safe as it is fun—and impossible to put down.