MONOGAMY can be tough, as can infidelity.
By Rita de Brun
To prevent their relationships from foundering, some couples permit each other to have sex with others, subject to rules, such as telling each other and every encounter.
Negotiated fidelity is the subject of The Velvet Pouch, the third book in an erotic trilogy by Australian author, Holly Hill, whose Sugarbabe and Toyboy memoirs enraged prudes and monogamists.
There’s nothing prudish about monogamy, but while it’s blissful for most couples, it’s monotony for others. “Fifty per cent of men cheat on their wives and 40 per cent of women cheat on their husbands,” says relationship expert, David Kavanagh. “If swinging was the norm and everyone could have sex with everyone else, there’d be chaos. Not everyone can handle that amount of power.”
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