It’s not just my husband. All of these other bi-curious/bicomfortable/heteroflexible men are all less experienced than the average gay man or straight woman when it comes to cock sucking, but they have the enthusiasm and the inside knowledge that guides them like a pro.
Getting Turned on Feels So Much Better Than Getting Jealous
If you really want to screw up your relationship, try jealousy. I have felt how it numbs you until you can’t even form words to explain to your partner why you are being so cold to him, how it sucks the joy out of you and leaves you feeling lost, alone and unwanted. And for what? It serves no healthy purpose. It creates distance between you and your partner. This new empty space is a breeding ground for sadness, anger and resentment.
When we started swinging, I had to ask myself why I get jealous. The answer: Because of my own insecurities. F**k that. I wanted an open relationship and I knew I would have to learn a new way to manage feelings around my partner being with someone else. Compersion is the opposite of jealousy, and it means being happy for my partner when he is finding joy with someone else. I had no idea how I would get there. (Read more about this in When Your Partner Sleeps With Someone Else - and It Makes You Happy.)
Yet, the first time we were with another woman I found that watching him desire her got me sexually excited. As he eagerly sucked her nipples and fondled her full breasts and they both moaned with pleasure, I was turned on. I, too, played with her breasts and kissed her and as he fingered her. And, I wanted nothing more than for him to have her and for her to enjoy my man. Even when she sucked his cock voraciously in a way I never had, I was so hot. And, yes, I was happy for him.
I am not saying that I never get jealous, but I have learned that the more I embrace what is turning him on in another person - be it intelligence, beauty, or compassion - and the more I move into those feelings with him, the happier we both are.
Size Does Matter
Size matters a great deal - to men. It just so happened that the very first man that we invited to join us as a third for sex had a huge cock. It was certainly the largest I had ever experienced. My husband was already nervous about how it would feel to watch his wife have sex with another guy. Would he feel jealous? Would he be comparing himself? He had no idea just how much he would be comparing himself. So, even though a huge cock isn’t what I need to get off, to feel sexy, or to experience the eroticism I am craving, for my husband it was hard not to fixate on it. The experience left him feeling a mixture of excitement and inadequacy.
It took him some time to recover from the experience and be able to process it and regain his confidence in bed with me.
It’s Easier to Handle Rejection if You Already Have a Partner Who Loves You
Getting dumped never feels good, but as a couple, we go through it together. We’ve been dumped after meeting people once for a drink (decided they weren’t looking for us after all), after having sex with a couple (they decided to close up), and even before meeting a couple after spending weeks trying to coordinate schedules due to childcare and work and life responsibilities. Their email rejection asked if it was OK for them to cancel our date and “back burner” us for now as they were so busy doing sporty things, being parents, working, and having success at f**king some other couple.
As a couple looking for other couples in the world of online dating, we’re constantly putting ourselves out there. Trying to find good chemistry between two people can be challenging enough; finding good chemistry between four people - and taking into account all of the complexities that can be happening between the couples themselves - brings us into some tricky territory. Like the time we had already met another couple for drinks. It seemed like we had good chemistry going, so we planned a hot date, which they cancelled at the last minute. Was I flirting too much with the male of the couple? When he wrote a text to me saying “She gets jealous” was the subtext “Uh oh she gets jealous and now I’m in trouble” or was it “Ooooh she gets jealous and tell me more.”
Considering the last minute cancellation I’m thinking it was the “Uh oh.”
It’s likely we’re going to be rejected some of the time. Yet, we’re not alone after the rejection; we can process our thoughts and feelings together. Although we would love to find people that we connect with and feel attracted to and enjoy spending time with in and out of bed, we’ve got that already with at least one person who’s committed to sticking around.