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Mental health and swinging

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Lips_Pearls, 14 March 2017.

  1. Lips_Pearls

    Lips_Pearls PV Sprtr

    Hi all,
    Do you think there's a correlation between swinging and mental health?
    Does swinging have an adverse effect on those who already suffer from mental health issues?
    Or, does and can swinging accentuate any underlying mental health issues?

    Do you think that people who suffer from mental health should avoid swinging altogether?
    or if you feel perhaps, that this is a discriminatory point of view, rephrasing it, do you think that if someone already suffers from any mental health conditions, that swinging could possibly worsen what issues they have?

    Does it have the opposite and have a healthy benefit mentally, where you can get better positivity, confidence, a feel good factor..

    Finally do you find that as your social network of swingers widens, that more and more of your friends/acquaintances open up about mental health issues and a direct correlation with swinging itself?

    Let's face it, swinging can be a lot of fun, can be a great way to relax and be among like-minded folk.. you can be yourselves, it's also very sociable and friendly..

    But and on the other flip of that coin, it can be demoralising, cold/clinical, hurtful and quite a bumpy experience - especially when/if rebuffed and under these circumstances, is that when swinging and depression (for one example) don't mix very well?

    Maybe there's no link at all.... but maybe there is - if so then let's discuss it.
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  2. Blimey.. I don't think the two mix.. but thats just my opinion, having worked.. in secure units.. i certainly couldn't imagine them on here.. good god..how many are on the staff team? It takes 5 for control and restraint.. ommm

    For the lesser mental illnesses.. I'm unsure.. I still think it could be slippery slope...and a really bad combination.. but they have good days and bad i suppose like everyone else..
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  3. mrclouse

    mrclouse PV Sprtr

    It shouldn't really be all brushed under mental health though, yes some problems mean that it would be better to stay away from the scene but for others it shouldn't? It would be an interesting study but not likely to ever happen
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  4. mrclouse

    mrclouse PV Sprtr

    Set up a fundanything see ifyou can research money for legit :p
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  5. Lovernotfighter

    Lovernotfighter PV Sprtr

    It all depends on the mental health issue and how it's managed, I would say that I don't think actively swinging (i.e. more than just enjoying the social aspect) when your unwell mentally isn't the best idea, but even having said that don't we all have bad days and weeks that a good all party or night out helps us get over.
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  6. Meandlis

    Meandlis PV Sprtr

    Speaking from experience, I really don't think there is any real connection between swinging and mental health issues, anymore than there is a link between, er.. playing snooker and mental health issues. Some snooker players might find that continuing to play soothes them, makes them feel better about themselves, gives them a reason to meet up with their friends etc., whilst other snooker players may feel that they have to step away from the table for a while, as their confidence wanes, their shots go astray and they start to blame all sorts of outside influences for their lack of success.
    Some people, with MH issues, should step away from the swinging 'scene' - that much has been apparent with some people I've met. Others should probably stick with the friends that they've made. Like life, there's no hard and fast rule.
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  7. Just like anything with mental health, it can be fine for some people and bad for others. It also depends on what mental health issue you have and to what severity. Mental health is such a broad brush it is impossible to say one way or another.

    However, what I do think is that in this scene, much like the gothic scene which I was a part of and the fetish scene, people are more open with each other, more likely to feel comfortable talking about mental health without feeling the stigma that surrounds it in most of the rest of society. Which may be why it seems more prevalent than in "normal life"

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  8. Meandlis

    Meandlis PV Sprtr

    Yes, I agree and it's a good thing.
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  9. Lips_Pearls

    Lips_Pearls PV Sprtr

    Agreed here too, and that's a good thing. Can only be a good thing.

    I think there's some who really should consider their actions due to serious underlying issues, while there's room for more support, TLC and understanding within the community too.

    I also agree it's more prevalent because we as a society within ourselves (which we are if you think about it..) are indeed more open and happy to lower the walls.
    That's what I think personally, makes things so special and uniquely different within this lifestyle, to so many other things in this life.
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  10. Meandlis

    Meandlis PV Sprtr

    How can we help? (y)
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  11. Pearls

    Pearls #PearlsTechSupport

    Do you need some help hun (y);)
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  12. I have tried darling xxx But I think you're beyond it...
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  13. Good God.... Pop! That's opened a can of worms!
    Hmmm I don't think there's any connection between mental health and swinging. I think in some regards in can help people by enabling them to be themselves and relaxing. But I also think that can easily be turned on its head by a negative experience.
    Now should people be swinging with mental health issues?...
    I think that would have to depend on the issue and wether it's a couple or a single person. Swinging can definitely add stress to a relationship if it's not handled just right especially at the beginning, would I recommend it to a friend that suffered with mental health issues and was interested. I'm not sure I would and if I did I'm certain I'd advise them to tread very very carefully and take their time.
    I don't think swinging helps you open up more about mental health issues. I think maybe you mix with like minded people so naturally you make friends if you enjoy the social side of swinging and that could lead to a more open conversation but I think that could happen at any time anywhere you can make friends.
    Interesting topic and I think we have definitely seen it within swinging ourselves to one degree or another.
    Last edited: 15 March 2017
  14. Youre all bloody un-hinged anyway.. so i guess.. you slipped in through the back door. ;) x
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  15. Takes one to know one o_O
  16. You missed the ner ner off the end :D
  17. Tough one for which I have no opinion this time. Can understand how the scene would have both positive & negative impacts on one's mind though. :)
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  18. I think if you have mental health issues when something good or bad happens its bound to impact on your mood or ability to cope. I dont think its exclusivly linked to swinging. Speaking from experience... stress is stress no matter where it comes from and if your ability to cope is already teetering on the edge then it doesnt matter where that push comes from. If its gonna happen it could happen in any situation not just swinging. Xxx
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  19. billy55

    billy55 PV

    Oh Jesus, do i. Xxx
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  20. Pearls

    Pearls #PearlsTechSupport

    Oh dear, if you need to chat you know where I am :whistle::D
  21. billy55

    billy55 PV

    Mmmmmmmmm gonna have to shoot you with my Love gun baby.xxxxxxxxxxxx
  22. billy55

    billy55 PV

    Thank you lovely, but i'm afraid it's a tad to late, here i am sitting on the roof of my Land Rover naked at a set of traffic lights minding my own business and these two fellas in white coats are trying to get me to put on a funny looking jacket, told them i dont like the long sleeves and all them buckles, its just not me.
  23. Pearls

    Pearls #PearlsTechSupport

    Oh huni, well keep your hand on your fenig :D
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