Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Legend of the White Rocks: Swingers in our Midst








I've giggled for several years now about the stories involving white rocks and swingers in the Lionsgate neighborhood at 147th and Nall.

I was at a dinner party last night where the topic again arose. With the wine flowing freely, I realized that among my Johnson County friends this myth is considered steadfastly true. When I mocked them for being so silly they began to tell me all the "evidence" or why this is true. There is the TV show, I'm told there was a story on Channel 9 about it. Of course there are the 4th person accounts of people you don't actually know who have supposedly been. So and so knows a guy who said he knows people who are in the lifestyle and confirmed it......right.

Let me back up for those of you who don't know of the seedy legend of the white rocks. There is a story that has been circulating for several years that there is a contingent of active swingers in the Lionsgate neighborhood and that they signal their swing-mates, er, fellow swingers about where the party is by having white rocks in their front yard and by coloring them a certain way with lights. There is a variation of the story that says a big white rock others suggest small white rocks. Some say when the rock is turned a certain way or when lit up with certain colors. No matter the variation you subscribe to the outcome is that it signals the next swingers party at that location. How exciting for all us if it were only true.

While there is no doubt there are swingers everywhere around us in Johnson County and all parts of the civilized world, I'm sure this white rocks tale is a mere myth. It is silly to suggest that people who engage in this dank little corner of maritial sexuality aren't smart enough to find each other without the aid of white rocks. No doubt the internet has been the fuel for people seeking these off the norm sexual experiences and has enabled people seeking these relationships to look for them with some level of security and privacy. Wouldn't you think they'd use things like evite, email, mapquest, etc to provide people with the secret location of the swingers ball.

I did a little research and was interested to read that a very similar version of the story pops up in England in 2007. Perhaps it is easily explainable in that it is the ritual of swingers clubs across the world? Perhaps the Swingers Guide Book codifies the proper procedure for signaling a rendevous is with white rocks in all neighborhoods? Or perhaps that someone from Lionsgate moved to England and took the secret with them? You can link to that story here. Doubtful, right?

I like what that blogger said and it struck home with me why we create these little tales of titilaton and excitement. We hate the idea that others in suburbia might be having more fun than us. In our peaceful, staid surburban life we like the idea of spicing it up a bit, perhaps even fanticize about the neighbor we secretly thinkis hot but would never consider following through but love to think that someone else might having that adventure.

My vision of swingers is different than I think exists in the minds of many I presume.....I could be wrong. My vision of a swinging couple is not the hot, buff, trim, professional, late 30's couple in Lionsgate but the plump couple, not so cute, a little older couple in Belton who are flat out bored with each other and their sex life. They have watched copious amounts of porn and actually think the behavior is some sort of culturally repressed normal urge that should be filled. Okay, I have to admit at the dinner party I was looking around the room and I was thinking....."These are some damn well to do sojoco'ers....which ones would I like to swing with if I could?" So I'm surveying the dinner party and sizing up the ladies. You know what? Nothing got me excited.....and then the thought of one of the men doing my wife.....well let's say not exciting to me.

So what do you think? Have you been to one of these parties in Lionsgate? Are you a Johnson County Swinger yourself? Do you think it is a myth as well? What is the vision in your mind of a swinging couple?


And finally.......Ms Jayhawk July........nothing to do with swinging in Lionsgate but what a blessing. Tacky, I know but I can't resist. This is Mariel from Hoyt, Kansas.


15 comments:

jocosob said...

I have a buddy that lives there. It is true.

JOCOeveryman said...

See, Dude.....no way. Did you read the link? Exact same story over in England. So has that buddy been to one of these white rock get togethers???? You are a funny dude.

You can't make me admit that there might be other people in the Golden Ghetto that have more fun or sex than me!!!!!! Never!!!!!

jocosob said...

lol. He hasn't been but he and his wife were invited...

JOCOeveryman said...

That's it, I'm having one in my neighborhood....clean sheets and everything.

Anonymous said...

Why did you feel the need to include the porn/naked woman pic? A picture of the white rocks you refer to would have been relevant to your story.

PS. I suspect that Miss July KU who you are drooling over is young enough to be your daughter. Yuk.

JOCOeveryman said...

Interesting comment from someone who thinks they might know me??? I think the black and white is a nice artistic picture....not pornographic in anyway. Since the blog was about a sexual subject I thought it wasn't completely beyond the pale. Only a prude who doesn't appreciate the human form would suggest that any nudity is pornographic.....I think it is ideas like this that make society think that all sex is "dirty".

As for Miss July, well, I saw it first on Tony's blog and I am a big KU fan and "drooling over her" is an incredible stretch. As for your assertion that I'm old enough to be her father.....well, if I had been fortunate enough to get laid in high school (9 best years of my life...:-))possibly. Bottom line: I wouldn't want anyone taking the jocoeveryman too seriously. I'm not a journalist, just an amateur writer and if you think the average sojoco man doesn't think that girl is very blessed with great looks then I wouldn't be representing very well now would I?

Thanks for leaving a comment. I welcome all kinds of intelligent, thoughtful comments regardless if they agree with me or not...this one nearly misses the intelligence qualifier.....but I've never not published a comment so....

Anonymous said...

"Only a prude who doesn't appreciate the human form would suggest that any nudity is pornographic..... ??"

What if I posted nude pics of your son and daughter? Wake up man. You sound like a real sick-o.

JOCOeveryman said...

A closed mind is such a shame. I didn't actually think you'd come back soooo backward as to confirm my suspicion that you think all nudity is pornography. Do you actually think that? None of it would be considered art?

As for my children which seems to be a completely different tangent......I don't want provactive nude pictures of my kids on the internet so I do what's called parenting....and make sure stuff like that doesn't happen. The pictures I used were professionally taken pictures and the people in them consented to be photographed and yes, in my opinion they are in reasonably good taste and reasonably on topic of swingers.

BTW....perhaps you found the blog entry because you were googling johnson county swingers???? Hmmm...perhaps a hypocrite as well.

It is funny you think I'm a sicko. If you only really knew me. I am a sicko....in that I'm sick of zealots and I'm sick of close minded, ignorant people.

Keep typing responses....I love how stupid it makes you look.

Anonymous said...

This is probably your typical Phill Kline supporter....watching the 700 Club and quietly thinking Fred Phelps has it right....no?

Anonymous said...

"Interesting comment from someone who thinks they might know me???" Where did you get that idea? I don't know you. Gee, is it possible there are other posters here calling themselves "anonymous?" The post just above this belongs to someone else, not me. Back to your argument about "artistic": If you don't think a woman lying on her back topless in bikini panties on a rumpled bed with a come-hither look on her face isn't soft porn or meant to be titillating (no pun intended--and BTW, isn't spelled "titilaton" as you did in your post), that just proves how inured you have become to the constant bombardment of our society with R- and X-rated material by movies, TV, the Internet, etc. Let's see how you feel about it in a few years when your little daughter is a teen. Would you approve of her posing for such "art"? Finally, your comment about my post nearly missing your self-proclaimed "intelligence qualifier" makes me wonder if that's how you deal with anyone who respectfully disagrees with you.

JOCOeveryman said...

Yes, the post just above is clearly not you....they are commenting on you being close minded....they aren't commenting on me.

BTW, if you look I'll sure you find quite a few typos on the blog....I won't apologize for that..stuff happens....you see the speck in my eye but there might be a plank in your own....I think if you check your own post you might find a typo as well.....I'll leave it for you to find if you are so inclined.

Well, I do think it is a pretty artistic picture. For that particular picture I don't think I'd mind for my daughter but there is plenty I wouldn't like. We are raising her to make good decisions and that's one as an adult she would have to make on her own.

Clearly you are right in that societal norms have changed due to TV, movies, internet, feminism, etc but I guess you'd rather put women back in dresses from their neck to their ankles? Where do you draw the line.....this is an ageless and endless debate. Who are you to decide what is appropriate?

Yes, the intelligence qualifier is at my discretion because it is my blog.....and I enjoy viewpoints from anyone as long as they seem intelligent and thoughful. Like I said before, I haven't rejected a comment yet but certainly reserve the right to do so....

You might not believe this but I like your comments...I just don't agree with you.

Anonymous said...

Yep....jocoeveryman is correct...I'm talking about you and your "I'm the decider of morality for all" attitude which is pretty lame. Hang in there jocoeveryman....I love your blog.

JOCOeveryman said...

Appreciate the support....gotta run...going to the lake today. If that isn't sojoco I don't know what is...Listening to the Royals on the way down.....winning 4 to 3 right now. Go Blue.

Anonymous said...

That girl is barely nude....and her face is covered....not sure where the "come hither" look is...I don't have a problem with it.

Anonymous said...

I was at a Mardi Gras Party last night and a woman there asked me if there was a white rock in my yard. I had no clue of what she was talking about so I am very interestingly surprised to find this response on the web.

We don't have a white rock, but the lifestyle is fun.