Today, I noticed in Google trends that many people are searching about wife swapping in India. Then I did some search in Internet and found that this topic got some attention in the mainstream media in recent days. It came to me as a great shock as this is something that really should not go with South Asian culture. What is more worrying is perhaps the fact that it is no longer restricted to some large cities. It is now becoming popular in smaller cities and it is slowly but steadily spreading to middle class and lower middle class people. I think that it is a bad business.
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About the second argument that it is a personal matter of a couple, I would like to say that in most of reports I read today, it seemed to me that in many cases the wife is not willing to engage in this kind of thing. However, she has to give in because of the pressure from the husband. In fact, Indian society is still totally a male dominated society. So, the wife has hardly anything to say. Divorce is considered to be a bad thing for women. In some cases, the wife suffers after the swapping happens.
Telegraph India reported:
Mathai cites the case of one of her female patients who had a fling with her husband’s boss, while the patient’s husband had an affair with his boss’s wife. Both the patient and her husband knew what they were doing. “But the wife was thrown out of the house by the husband’s family,” she says. “The men can have their way but the women can’t.”
Yes, this is a very common idea in Indian society: a man can do almost anything but a woman cannot. Thus, wife swapping is just another way of fun for many men with very serious and disastrous consequences for their wives. In fact, in some cases, the goal of wife swapping is purely for financial benefits. For example, the boss and his wife are in their 50s and they want to enjoy a young couple in their mid twenties of early thirties.
I really do not agree with the third argument that wife swapping helps to prevent extra-marital affairs. In fact, most couples in
That is why; I think that it is a very bad growing business in