Academic journal article Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality

Quadrangle

Academic journal article Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality

Quadrangle

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This DVD takes you back to the early 70's through the eyes of Deanna and Paul, a formerly married couple and part of a four person group marriage, 40 years ago. In today's world, we would call it polyamory, and this story is a great example of how NOT to do it. Two couples meet, smoke pot, have some fun together, start by kissing each other's spouse (known and illegal in Tennessee as "gateway sex"), and then start having sex with each other's spouse. Due to a fire, one couple moves in with the other couple. They both have children. Life is fun.

Both couples admittedly had pretty dull marriages, but the fun came back when they started playing across the marital boundaries. They had some prior sexual experiments with others, but they didn't consider themselves swingers. They describe what is often called New Relationship Energy, that chemical cocktail in the brain that shuts down rational thinking in favor of the pleasure one is having. After moving in together, the husbands swapped bedrooms after the kids were asleep. The narrators admit they didn't have sex with each other at this point. …

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