The Sexes: Avant-Garde Retreat?

What is the latest word from the sexual frontier? It may be "retreat." Though there is little likelihood that things will ever go back to where they were 30 years ago, the signs are that the sexual avant-garde—those who practice "swinging," group sex, open marriage, bisexuality and the odder forms of experiment—is in decline.

Penthouse Executive Editor Jim Goode says that swinging "has died a natural death." Feminists report that the faddish experimenting with lesbianism and masturbation by women heterosexuals as a kind of militant withdrawal from normal sex with men is now...

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