It was 6 o’clock on a Saturday night. I was hurrying to get ready for our big night out. The kids were with the sitter downstairs while my husband, Keegan, was getting the address of the restaurant and making sure the reservations were made. I was nervous, very nervous.
You see, over the past few weeks we had decided to finally try swinging for the first time and had been talking to several couples and single men. We were finally planning to go out for dinner with one couple. This first meeting would be the beginning of what we hoped would become a very fulfilling friendship. No pressure, right? We chose very selectively and planned everything ahead of time to maximize the most of our night.
Keegan and I kissed the kids goodbye and off we went—we were headed downtown. I had butterflies as we pulled out of the driveway, thinking about all of the possible scenarios ahead of us tonight.
“Are you ready for this?” Keegan asked while placing his hand on my inner thigh.
“I’m ready for anything! I shaved, I have condoms—”
“Whoa, whoa there cowgirl…you really are excited, aren’t you? I love it,” he said with a chuckle. “Tonight we will probably just get to know this couple and what they’re about. It’s not expected that we will be having sex with them tonight. In fact, the chemistry would really have to be great for that to happen so quickly between four adults,” he said as he rubbed my thigh.
“Oh, I know. But I just wanted to be prepared for anything,” I said, grinning.
“I’m really happy that you are taking so well to this, Viv. I was worried that with our past histories, it would be an issue, but you’re being a real trooper about this and that makes me happy,” Keegan said as he kissed my hand. I smiled back at him.
We arrived fairly quickly at the upscale restaurant. The valet parked our car as we entered the establishment. “We have a reservation under Keegan,” I said to the hostess.
“Ah, yes! Your guests this evening have already arrived. Right this way,” she said, smiling. I was so nervous by that time that I stopped the hostess and asked her to show me the restroom first. I needed a second to collect myself. I quickly disappeared into the bathroom while Keegan went into the dining area to introduce himself.
He did so with such confidence and ease. I returned to the hostess’ station and she directed me to our table. As I walked towards them, the husband of the other couple, Bill, locked eyes with me and began to stand up. As he did, Keegan took his queue and also stood up. Keegan introduced me to Bill and Paula as I sat down. We chatted for some time through dinner and dessert. After dessert, we started ordering drinks as the conversation just flowed.
We decided to do something as a foursome, so we headed up to Mount Washington, which overlooks the city. As we walked up to the lookout, Bill held out is arm for me to take. I distinctly remember looking at Keegan, almost asking permission with the look on my face. Keegan nodded and smiled as he walked alongside Paula onto the lookout deck. I was excited to be so close to Bill with Keegan and Paula nearby. It was a huge turn-on and both Keegan and Bill could definitely tell.
This would be the first of many visits with this couple, who would eventually come to pop my cherry as a newbie to the swinging lifestyle. We as a couple had just crossed a small hurdle by dipping our toe into what seems to be an ocean of possibilities.