Bradford and Angela are a 30-something couple who have been together for over four years after meeting each other at work.
The only difference between Bradford and Angela and other married couples is they are both bi-sexual, they have an open relationship and both of them are happy to swing with the same sex or opposite sex either in front of each other or on private dates.
Before coming out Bradford admits he was confused about his sexuality through his teens into his 20s.
“The first time I really thought about the label bi-sexual was when I was seeing a therapist. After the ending of my previous marriage and she said to me, you have a naked female and male in front of you, which one do you want. I said, ‘Why can’t I have both?’”
Now living in Sydney, both Bradford and Angela grew up in the Deep South of the USA where anything that is not strict heterosexuality is frowned upon but both claim that they’ve had nothing but positive support from their parents.
“My parents have always been amazing through my life. They are still very happily married after 43 years. I learned how to love from them and I think they did a damn good job raising me," Bradford says.
"Much like Angela's parents, they may not always understand why I do something but they are always in full support of me and my decisions.”
Bradford claims that the biggest issue they have faced has been from people who don’t see bi-sexuality as a legitimate group.
“Lots of people claim that we haven’t yet decided, or that we are greedy, or we're sitting on the fence or that we are still confused," he says. "A lot of people won’t accept bi as a sexuality."
"For men it’s the hardest for us as sexual fluidity is much more accepted in women. Things don’t have to be black or white, sometimes there are shades of grey. We actually get more negativity from identifying as bi-sexual than we do for having an open relationship or swinging.”
The couple started off as “friends with benefits” who were still seeing other people of both sexes on the side and talking about their experiences with each other. From there, they decided they wanted to see each other in action with both sexes. Ultimately, this lead to their choice to have a more open relationship.
“At least in an open relationship we are being completely honest, there is no cheating, there is nothing we can’t discuss, there is no hiding or being deceitful. These days cheating on your spouse is more accepted than being in an open and honest relationship which is kind of hypocritical," Angela believes.
Bradford added that he believes it's "incredibly hot" watching his wife having sex with another man.