Sunday, April 24, 2011

Episode 28: A Story of Spilled Lube and Beads for the Leather Daddies

  1. Some shout outs:
    1. Check out this blog: A Swinging Good Time
    2. Thank you for the first cool Moon Party
    3. Still going to the Guadalupe River Trip. Are you?
  2. Please remember to include location and age in your emails and voicemails to us.
  3. Interview with the Havanas postponed. The questions we asked them are:
    1. What we your initial reservation regarding entering the lifestyle?
    2. What new reservations have there been since entering?
    3. What would you like to do next?
    4. What advice would you give to people considering entering the lifestyle?
  4. Breaking away from a high-pressure situation (house party invitation)
  5. Mr Swap Fu needs to relearn to break the ice -- post-female bonding maneuvers in the dark.
  6. Austin is where they keep the hotness.
  7. An inauspicious return to San Antonio Players.
  8. Don't Google IMrL while at work AKA our return to Chicago
Episode music "Queen of Apologies" by The Sounds. Selected because I'm still waiting for my apology from a certain couple... so it goes.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Episode 27: What Guy Do You Want to Be, Swinger?

In this short episode we discuss last weekend's date and swinger club visit.  We discuss the pitfalls of being in a busy group room and the importance of focusing on play-partner.

It was Mr Havana's birthday and we were very happy to celebrate with him and his beautiful wife.

Mr Swap Fu has seriously cut back his drinking... we discuss the benefits and the difference between partying and swinging.  Yes, there is a difference.

Episode music is "Follow your Bliss" by the B-52s.  Few things are as satisfying as helping those around you attain their own bliss.

Click here to download this episode. :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Why the Facebook is Fu'less

Listeners often ask us where they can find us on Facebook.  The short answer is, "You can't".

Neither Ms Swap Fu nor I keep accounts on the ubiquitous social media site -- personal, podcast related, or otherwise.  We have many reason for this, mostly related to the inherent dangers of entrusting a profit-motivated corporation with your private information.  But more pragmatically, it boils down to two points, 1.) you are going to do dumb ass shit online, and 2.) it's going to be there forever.

It wouldn't be right for me to write this post without listing horror stories.  Specifically, several friends of ours have had their jobs compromised because of things they have posted on Facebook.  Two have lost their jobs because they posted dated pictures of themselves partying on supposed "sick days".  Stupid?  The pictures?  Certainly.  But have you ever played hooky?  I have.  Who's to say someone else isn't going to post a picture of you and tagging it.  But theres' ways of preventing that.  Of course there are, and have fun policing that... forever.

Another was passed over for a promotion.  A source close to the manager responsible told my friend that stuff in her Facebook profile was used as evidence of moral turpitude.  Things she had posted three years prior.  Should you have to pay for your "mistakes"... forever?

Still others spent extended periods without a job (I suspect) because their Facebook profiles, which were of course linked to the email addresses at the top of their resume.  Rookie mistake, right?  Sure, but it's another thing you have to be aware of and monitor... forever.

Now, you may say that these people were being singled out as target for other reasons.  I assure that that was not the case.  In fact, every employer I have worked for in the last 12 years has engaged outside parties to regularly troll the Internet for information about their employees and online background checks are the absolute norm for all job applicants.  This policy is generally mandated by their insurers in order to safeguard against shrinkage, intellectual property and productivity loss as well as to reduce the risk of workplace harm.  The problem is these third parties did not mandate how the information will be used by the companies; their only job is only to report.

But don't take my freaky, libertarian, swinger word for it, I feel like it was all much better stated by Wired Magazine's UK editor in this article.

Now... let's not get into how creepy it is when you get a friend request from your Aunt Mildred.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Episode 26: Swingers Never Stand Still

Why do swingers travel so much??

We discuss our recent trip to Fort Worth to meet our fellow Texan podcasters Boris and Doris.  Check them out!

Mr Swap Fu meets listeners in Las Vegas, inciting an interesting conversation about vanillas dropping swinger hints.

A listener question helps us further discuss transitioning a swinger play relationship to non-play.  We conclude... nothing. lol

Join us for the Guadalupe River Trip the weekend of June 25.  More information here:

Episode Music "Young Folks" by Peter, Bjorn and John

Apologies for Mr Swap Fu's audio problems... never to be repeated. ;)