Last year I interviewed Cooper Beckett about his fascinating novel A Life Less Monogamous. Normally I don’t interview authors about novels, but Cooper is very knowledgeable about swinging and I know he has a podcast about swinging. The portrayal of what his fictional characters did was very accurate, so I wanted to discuss the book. I joke that the only question he left me with at the end was what would happen next. Well, now he’s going to answer that – in his new book, Swingularity. And, I’m bringing him back to talk about this book too.
The original couple, Ryan and Jennifer are back along with their friends Bruce and Paige who introduced them to the swinging lifestyle. But they are going to meet a lot of new people in this new book when they travel to a swingers nudist resort. If you’re looking for a spring or summer read with lots of sex, plenty of emotions, stress and opportunities for jealousy – put this one on your list! But, it also gives Cooper and I a lot of things to talk about.
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(You may have noticed the intro and outro music was different on this show – I used a song by my friend and business partner that seemed perfect for this show. Its titled Love Thy Neighbor by Jon Raven from his Thou Shalt album. The song is about living in a nudist resort – what could be better for this show. I hope you enjoyed it.)
If you missed the show, the replay is posted below.
You can also hear the show I did with Cooper about A Life Less Monogamous here.
Some of the Things We Talk About
- Why set the book at a nudist resort
- Give yourself permission to screw up
- Nerves, dysfunction and swinging
- Jealousy and swinging
- Changing relationship dynamics
- Intolerance and judgment in and out of the lifestyle
- The importance of communication between partners
- Why you can’t coast in non monogamous relationships
- What is impermanence
Connect with Cooper –
Website URL – coopersbeckett.com
Facebook URL – http://facebook.com/coopersbeckett
Twitter Name @coopersbeckett
Cooper S. Beckett is the co-founder and host of Life on the Swingset: The Podcast since 2010, author of swinging & polyamory novels A Life Less Monogamous and Approaching The Swingularity, and memoir My Life on the Swingset: Adventures in Swinging & Polyamory. He teaches and speaks on swinging, polyamory, pegging, play parties, and coloring outside the boundaries of your sexuality. He is a graphic & web designer, photographer, and voice over artist, has been a guest expert on Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast, & is the announcer of Tristan Taormino’s radio show Sex Out Loud. He is currently working on two instructional non-fiction books, one about beginning non-monogamy, and another about pegging.
Approaching Swingularity – Tales of Swinging and Polyamory in Paradise (Coming April 18th)
Those words and a glass of sparkling champagne welcome you to Aphrodite’s Resort and Spa, a place of pleasure and debauchery, situated on a strip of white sand beach on the Riviera Maya.
Ryan and Jenn are still newbie swingers in many ways when they arrive with their friends, lovers, playmates, and veterans of this trip Bruce and Paige. As this foursome tries to wring out every last drop of pleasure that Aphrodite’s has to offer, they’re confronted with the realities of life at home, as well as complexities of exploring a life less monogamous, the spectrum of sexuality, budding and waning attraction and love, and how one truly gets the most out of an orgy.
Alongside them are Alejandra and Crista, a lesbian couple on their first sexy vacation, recognizing the differences and difficulties in being the only lesbian swingers in the crowd. Raymond Horn is the host extraordinaire, on his tenth trip, who is losing his confidence and direction after watching his partner walk out the door the month before.
One hundred and eleven couples have descended on Aphrodite’s for a week of the finest food and drink, meeting and flirting, and getting down and debaucherous with friends and lovers alike. They will experience ecstasy and strain, for nothing is quite so intense in non-monogamous lifestyles as seven straight days at a resort filled with like-minded hedonists.
Together, they will seize the night.