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Old 03-23-2013, 02:51 AM
Becca Becca is offline
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I know that the word "lifestyle" has been used as a sort of code for swingers, leatherfolk, BDSM fans, and even (back in the day) homosexuals. Are you using the word in order to evoke the connotations associated with those groups in some way?

As someone who falls into many of the above categories, my experience of the word "lifestyle" is a positive thing, and I'd tend to use it to describe people who are committed to it as a long term way of life. Perhaps, I can see the distinction you're drawing, but might use "lifestyler" to describe the people who are dedicated to it, and "dabbler" to describe the folks who are using it as a temporary thing for one reason or another.
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