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That's what she said

Échangisme is making a comeback in Paris, according to the New York Times. "Échangisme" is French for "swinging" — the practice of having sex with people you've just met (of course).

The French offer quite a range of reasons for échangisme's recent resurgence, including these two, offered outside a private club called Cléopâtre:

"Basically, my wife and I come because it is good for the relationship," Jean-Luc, a Cléopâtre regular, said recently. "When you play outside the customary roles, you see your partner in a different way, and you can combat the inevitable boredom of marriage."

As for Jean-Luc's wife, Sybille, échangisme is, she said, "something more interesting than the movies" to do on a Saturday night.

Maybe Hollywood truly is responsible for the moral decay of today's society, after all.

April 30, 2002 12:34 PM

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