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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Italians

posted by on August 5 at 10:54 AM

If a new report is to be believed, it seems a quarter of all Italian couples regularly take part in wife swapping.
The revelation comes not from the seedier quarters of the country that gave the world Casanova, but from the usually po-faced pages of national broadsheet La Stampa. According to yesterday’s front page article, entitled “The Lunch Time Swingers”, an estimated 500,000 Italian couples are officially swapping partners at private sex clubs, with thousands more doing it in a more ad-hoc fashion in car parks, specially designated beaches or even cemeteries.

Note One
I wonder what the percentage is for American couples?

Note Two
Recall the best passage in the Communist Manifesto:

Our bourgeois, not content with having the wives and daughters of their proletarians at their disposal, not to speak of common prostitutes, take the greatest pleasure in seducing each other’s wives.

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Posted by Charles_Mudede_Is_A_Latent_Racist | August 5, 2008 11:12 AM

Why can't Dan lace his eye-candy posts with pseudo-intellectual bullshit too?

Makes me feel like less of a perv.

Posted by Mudoodoo | August 5, 2008 11:15 AM

Dude, you dont get it. Reeall Communism hasnt been tried yet.....

Posted by CA | August 5, 2008 11:16 AM

Well, sheesh, who'd be satisfied with only the daughters and wives of the proletariat anyway?

Posted by Westside forever | August 5, 2008 11:36 AM

Ummm . . . shouldn't the term be 'husband-swapping?' Or better yet 'partner-swapping?' Or even better 'partner-sharing' or 'intermittent poly-amorous dalliances of short duration?'

Why is the reference point the husband and his 'control' of and permission to 'swap' his wife for a different model.

Oh ECB where are you?

Please post photos of your slapping Mr. Mudede for his unforgivable heterocentric, male chauvinist elitism.

Posted by I am your Mother | August 5, 2008 11:40 AM

Dear Chaz,

Free association is great when put to use for good. However, you only use it to post pictures of ladies in various states of undress.

Posted by Ursula | August 5, 2008 11:47 AM

Get a room.

Posted by michael strangeways | August 5, 2008 11:49 AM

@6: What exactly is your definition of "good"?

Posted by Not Actually Serious | August 5, 2008 12:01 PM

@5. Agreed. Wife swapping implies ownership of the wife by the husband, or at the very least, complete passivity on the part of the wife in the swapping arrangement.

Posted by Julie | August 5, 2008 12:12 PM

wack wack wack. post. wack wack wack. post. huh charles?

Posted by superyeadon | August 5, 2008 12:14 PM

I don't buy this.

I think what happens is, like the French, people don't get divorced even when they're sleeping with other people.

You can use statistics to prove anything, especially when you misuse them.

As to who is being swapped - it's probably a sliding scale, depending on who's involved.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 5, 2008 12:21 PM

no one cares Chucky, just be honest for once, open a porn site and drop the faux-intellectualism, you aren't fooling anyone

Posted by Wurm | August 5, 2008 12:26 PM

Poor Charles, torn between his desperation to screw Italian women and his fantasy of being a true Communist.

Posted by Emily | August 5, 2008 12:41 PM

Nice rack there Charles, but how did you keep your bra from falling off??

Posted by Hartiepie | August 5, 2008 12:45 PM


Posted by Fnarf | August 5, 2008 1:02 PM

Dear Charles Mudede:

Girl, you crazy.

Posted by Bobo | August 5, 2008 1:22 PM

makes you wonder what his Google image search was... "big tits Italy", "Italian sluts", "nsfw Italian"? and which came first: the search or the text to justify it...

Posted by Postum | August 5, 2008 1:28 PM

>If a new report is to be believed, it seems a quarter of all Italian couples regularly take part in wife swapping.

What all can you swap them for? I could really use a rice booker and a bicycle.

Posted by Xenu Warrior Thetan | August 5, 2008 1:34 PM

magnificent breasts. edifying. thank you, charles.

Posted by max solomon | August 5, 2008 1:39 PM

That is a lovely quote -- it manages to highlight all the worst aspects of Marxism:

  • * puritanism (all that icky sex!)

  • * envy (they get all the sex!)

  • * demonization (the bourgeois get all the sex!)

Posted by David Wright | August 5, 2008 1:41 PM

@13 - yeah, but some of those communist Italian women are hot!

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 5, 2008 1:45 PM

Boobs-a-lot, boobs-a-lot,
Do ya like boobs-a-lot?

Boobs-a-lot, boobs-a-lot,

Posted by Well, Do Ya? | August 5, 2008 1:48 PM

@14: Spirit gum. Tool of the, uh, hovering bra trade.

Posted by Gloria | August 5, 2008 2:43 PM

in other findings, 23% of Italians enjoy pulling pollsters' legs.

Posted by RonK, Seattle | August 5, 2008 2:50 PM

for me, it's the sculptural armpits in the image. i really could careless about the breasts.

Posted by charles mudede | August 5, 2008 2:59 PM

Being openly poly, I've found that people feel safe confiding in me about their "arrangements". This is so common that I've come to believe that monogamy is almost an urban legend. Truly monogamous couples are, by far, the exception. Most people who aren't cheating have some sort of 'extras' allowed. It's pretty remarkable how many people are keeping the reality of their relationships totally under wraps.

Posted by violet_dagrinder | August 5, 2008 3:09 PM

I know what you're thinking. Did he make six references to Marx in this post, or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is SLOG, the most self-referential blog in the world, and would drive you bat-shit crazy, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky?

Well, do ya, punk?

Posted by Cookie W. Monster | August 5, 2008 3:39 PM


That's Monica Bellucci. Charles has posted her image more than once.

Posted by keshmeshi | August 5, 2008 3:54 PM

@26: Social consequences, don't'cha know.

Posted by Greg | August 5, 2008 3:56 PM

@27--- your scientific methodolgy needs a little help there. If they are monogamous, they are not going to play with you, so it sort of skews your data.

Posted by Hartiepie | August 5, 2008 4:15 PM

s/b @26 (sorry)

Posted by Hartiepie | August 5, 2008 4:16 PM

I feel silly making fun of these posts, but holy shit, are they awful.

Not as awful as the, uh, "architecture" posts, but still pretty goddamn embarassing.

Posted by raisedbywolves | August 5, 2008 4:36 PM

i fucking hate charles. he makes me absolutely sick.

Posted by tiffany | August 5, 2008 4:41 PM

Quit encouraging him, and maybe he'll go away, collapsing under the weight of his own illogical and ineffective efforts to justify his pseudo-intellectual existence, kinda like communism itself . . .

Though I must confess to some fondness for Ms. Bellucci, as well . . .

Posted by Murgen | August 5, 2008 5:31 PM

Did Marx molest his domestic servant? For some reason I think he wasn't quite as pure as he claimed to be on that one.

Posted by Trevor | August 7, 2008 5:02 PM

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