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wife-swapping Line breaks: wife-swapping

Definition of wife-swapping in English:


[mass noun] informal
The practice within a group of married couples of exchanging sexual partners on a casual basis: what do you think we go in for?—wife-swapping? [as modifier]: a wife-swapping club
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  • While basic lovemaking sessions remain, the survey found marginal behaviour such as wife-swapping, spanking and group sex was on the increase.
  • These folks realized that they enjoyed having sex with multiple people, enjoyed wife-swapping, and see nothing wrong with it.
  • Meanwhile, insiders say that the couple's 18-month relationship may buckle in the wake of sordid wife-swapping reports that emerged last month..

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