Parents' Guide to

Neighbors with Benefits

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Swinging couples share their lives in mature reality show.

TV A&E Reality TV 2015
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Neighbors with Benefits offers viewers a glimpse of the swinger lifestyle, which encourages couples to partner intimately with members of other twosomes to enhance their own relationships. It highlights behaviors unique to the lifestyle, including the use of code words and other etiquette designed to keep lifestylers from blurring the lines between their swinging relationships and committing all-out infidelity.

There's lots of reality drama, but most of it is designed to highlight the hedonistic pleasure the lifestyle promises while pointing to the many physical and emotional risks its adherents take. Some of the moral arguments against this way of life also are addressed, embodied by Mark and Aimee. It's not a subject that will appeal to everyone, and it's definitely not for kids, but the show is an interesting glimpse into a particular way of life.

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