Polyamory and swinging are not synonymous. While they are both unconventional lifestyles by monogamists standards, swinging is more about sexual freedom and polyamory is more relationship and family based. I am polyamorous. Whatever lifestyle you live and feel comfortable with isn't for other people to judge.
My small, southern town actually has a fairly large swinging community. As with most alternative lifestyle practices, most of the people in that community remain closeted for various reasons (which is understandable and okay!).
I would urge anyone who feels the need to gossip about those of us living unconventional lifestyles, to gossip with caution. There is a good chance you may be speaking to someone who lives a lifestyle similar to mine..... they just don't trust you enough to tell you. We are your neighbors, coworkers, and church friends. We come from all different backgrounds, religions, and socioeconomic statuses. We love differently than you, and you love differently than us, and that's okay! Love is love is love is love........ 🖤