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In Search of the Final Freedom: Chapter 43

Updated: Apr 4

In Search of the Final Freedom: An Erotic Socio-Political Novel


Raising the Revolutionary Flag of a Sexual Freedom

Chapter 43

Real Life Hits

It seemed nothing could slow the pace of Bonnie and Cooper's metamorphosis; however, as the Campbell family would find out, real life has a way of undermining the most exciting of events.


Cooper’s life had become quite hectic since leaving LeMarco & LeMarco, so he’d been looking forward to a quiet week with his nights free to work on preparing lectures for the classes he would be teaching in the fall. He would also make a start on researching and writing new material for both academic publication and use by the FFF. On Thursday he’d wrapped up his last summer session class, but he had the task of grading final projects ahead of him.

Before she had left for Miami, Bonnie told Cooper that she had let everyone know that the normal events at their pool would be canceled, so he need not worry about the Thursday night group. However, Sherry contacted him and let him know that she and Herb would volunteer to sponsor the Sunday Swim Day so Cooper really wouldn’t have to do anything but unlock the door… in theory. In reality, he knew better. He would still have to get the pool area into order. Though Cooper didn’t admit it, he was quite happy to be relieved of providing and preparing food and drinks for Sunday.

Bonnie and the girls had left early Wednesday morning. After he’d gotten back from the university that same afternoon, he’d put Lamar on a bus that would take him to his grandparents. Thus, by early evening, he was alone in the house. Since he and Bonnie were not the type that had to talk on the phone every day while she was gone, he was not concerned that she’d not called. However, Wednesday night she’d sent a text message letting him know they had gotten safely to Miami and all checked in.

At Augusta State University, when he taught his classes, Cooper deliberately left his phone in his office, so on Friday, he did not get the pic message until after a lunch meeting with his colleagues. It was nearly 1:00 when he opened the pics that his daughter had sent him. Though he’d expected Bonnie to have sex while she was gone, the photos of all three mothers in a fivesome with two men on their second night were quite unexpected. The photos were both hot and well done. Cooper knew right off that Misty had taken the photos herself, though that was no surprise at all.

The next message he opened was actually from his wife. It just said “We are having fun,” with a photo of the three moms topless on South Beach. He had to marvel at how beautiful his wife was. The other two women looked nice, but Bonnie was simply gorgeous. For the millionth time he marveled that such a woman was his wife.

He sent off messages to both his wife and daughter thanking them for the photos and wishing them well. Then he considered for a moment how his quiet life had seemingly become something much different in the past year. Yet, he knew that Bonnie was simply reverting back to who she was when he met her. As a young man, he’d wondered why it didn’t bother him that his girlfriend, his first real girlfriend ever, screwed half the guys at Vanderbilt. He’d gotten more than a little razzing and even some nasty efforts to belittle him because of it. But none of it bothered him. He felt like the luckiest guy at school… and several of his friends assured him that they would take his place in a heartbeat if Bonnie would have them. Here it was over two decades later and she was the same beautiful amazing woman she was back then, and he still marveled at how a dullard like him had won life’s lottery by marrying her.

He had a stack of papers and projects on his desk to grade but he’d stayed late to finish them all. After all, there was no one waiting at home for him. Before he left for the weekend, he’d gotten through them and had the final grades entered into the university’s computer system. Before he left for home, he received a few more beach photos (from the nude beach this time) from Misty and a short text message from his wife. She said that she was already exhausted, but the girls were having a great time. As he was driving home, she called to tell him she’d been invited to speak about the FFF at a swinger’s club that apparently was the haunt of some real movers & shakers. He promised he would help by emailing her some resource materials to help prepare her talk. Though she seemed nervous, he had no doubt she was up to it; especially after her performance at the art gallery. He stayed up late not only collecting information but collating some of it for her.

The next day he was eating a sandwich around noon when he received an unexpected call from Ronda Jackson, Haley’s mother.

“Hey Cooper,” Ronda’s voice had come over his cell phone. After some opening pleasantries, she said “I’m guessing you have been getting updates on the goings on with your wife, my daughter, and the others in Miami.”

Cooper laughed “I think I get more details from Misty on her mother’s doings than I get directly from Bonnie. Though, I do understand the three mothers are going to a swinger party tonight.”

Ronda laughed too. “I get my information indirectly from Bethany who tells me what her sister says. It seems the women and the girls are getting plenty of action. I’ll confess I’m a little jealous. Had they given me a few more weeks’ notice, I could have gone with them.”

Cooper snorted. “While I’m happy to hear they are making some great memories, a house full of teenage girls is not my idea of a relaxing week at the beach.”

Ronda seemed to understand why Cooper was not wishing he was there, then said, “I was wondering if you would be interested in going out for dinner with me and Bethany and Gregg.”

The truth was that he really would rather stay home, but did not know a polite way of getting out of the offer.

Once he’d said he’d love to, Ronda followed up with “And If you would like, I think we would both very much enjoy it if you came back to my place to spend the night with me.”

He was not expecting that. Sure, Ronda was extremely pretty… no she was extremely hot, and in the nude, she was downright stunning. But he’d not imagined this woman who was close to a decade younger than him would be interested.

When he did not answer right off she added “Bonnie has made it quite clear that she does not mind if her friends come on to you or if you agree and sleep with them. Trish raves about her time with you and… well… I thought I’d see what has prompted not just Trish to jump your bones, but a beautiful nineteen-year-old too. And I’m sure you would find the experience very enjoyable as well. I’m not without my own fans when it comes to bedroom skills.”

Cooper found himself groping for words. All he could do was choke out “What time?” With that, it was set. Almost. A little while later when Ronda called back to tell him the time and place for dinner, he’d offered “You know, it is supposed to be really nice outdoors this evening and it won’t be dark till 9:00. If you and the kids would like to come back here to relax and swim.” Then at the last minute, he added “And since the pool on warm summer nights is really nice, if you want, the three of you can just stay the night. It’s not like we are short of bedrooms.”

Ronda took him up on his offer and the plan was set.

Dinner with Ronda and the two teens was quite nice, He was surprised how relaxed it all was. It was evident right off Bethany and Gregg were aware that he was going to have sex with Bethany’s mom. Bethany had no hesitation to fill Cooper in on what she knew of what was going on in the rental house. She didn’t even seem to notice that the sexually explicit nature of what she was saying would mortify most girls her age. She pulled out her cell phone and let Cooper see a few phone pics Haley had shot at the nude beach. The photos Misty had sent only had Bonnie in them, but these had the teenage girls as well. One showed Misty taking photos of her mother and a man that looked like he could be a male stripper. Bethany quickly noted the man was indeed a professional. In the last pic, Haley had captured Bonnie’s labial lips stretched wide as the head of the man’s penis was all the way in her. Ronda, Haley, and Gregg all agreed they wished they’d been able to go.

When Bethany began to tell what her sister had told her about Misty’s sexual adventures, Cooper did his best to be casual about it. The only thing that really surprised him, and seemed to surprise Ronda as well was the report of Trish having sex with one of the boys the girls had brought home, right in front of them.

“Oh,” Bethany added “Misty took pictures of Mrs. Simms getting pounded in front of everyone. I haven’t seen them, but Haley says they are hot.”

And so the discussion went on. While Bonnie had told him a little of what Ronda had told the other women at the trip planning meeting, he had not been prepared for how comfortable fifteen-year-old Bethany was talking about sex. Nor how her mother seemed to think it was totally normal for her to do so. Yes, Misty talked like that now, but she didn’t when she was fifteen. And the truth was, few adults he knew were willing to be so casual about explicit sexual discussion, but with the three of them, there wasn’t even a blush or giggle.

When the group of four made it to the Campbell’s swimming pool, nude swimming was a given since they had been coming to both the Sunday family swims and the Thursday teen/adult swims for two months. Even when Gregg had a full erection as he and Bethany went to the slide, they did not treat it as something new or surprising as Cooper and Ronda sat watching. What was new was that Ronda sidled up to him and by her motion brought his arm around her as they talked and watched Bethany and Gregg.

As they did, Ronda gave Cooper a much-condensed version of how she’d raised her two girls to see sex as both quite normal and something in which a woman is fully in charge. As she told it she used the word “curate” to describe what she let the girls know about her sex life. She explained “I had sex with the girls in the trailer using the curtain as a means of plausible deniability should some busybody decide to report me for child abuse. It also let them see me with my lovers while the curtain kept the men from easily seeing my girls as they watched. By doing that, both girls were able to see how an empowered woman can enjoy her sexuality while maintaining control of the process. Then, from the very first time, after the man I’d done it with had gone, we discussed what I’d done and why.”

Cooper had thought he and Bonnie had planned things out with their kids, but Ronda had been far more active in her sex education than they had been. He’d never considered the idea of a parent being so proactive. But, as a single mom, perhaps she was justified in her desire that her girls did not become subject to the whims of men.

When a little while later Bethany began giving Gregg a blow job right in front of him and her mother, he was not particularly surprised. The only thing that made him curious was that Gregg was her sister’s boyfriend, yet he had no doubt the two teens would soon be having sex… and so they did.

While Cooper initially made a real effort not to watch the two teens going at it on the chaise lounge, Ronda did not. She openly watched as the couple moved from the pool and began to kiss and explore one another’s bodies with hand and mouth. Gregg had given her an apparently effective job of cunnilingus before Bethany moved aside for him to lay flat on the lounge chair so she could mount him. It was only when her daughter had worked up a good rhythm did Ronda say “It gives me a real sense of satisfaction to see her confidence. You know how it is, you plan and work for years to prepare your kids for life, but you simply don’t know how it will work out until your kids are put in the situation. Haley took to it at a much younger age than Bethany, but I knew each child knows when the time is right.”

All Cooper knew to do was to agree. While they watched Bethany and Gregg have very active sex, Ronda continued to talk. She relayed much of the things Bonnie had heard from Haley, but from her mother’s perspective. At some point, Ronda reached down and gripped Cooper’s erection. She turned and kissed him lightly before saying “It’s OK. They know we are here and they are certainly very beautiful to watch.”

With that, he could not disagree. Cooper considered how he and Bonnie had developed rules that were somewhat different than Ronda had. The very fact the teens were having sex out by the pool in front of the adults was something that so far, he and bonnie had not permitted. Yet, from Bethany’s report from Miami, the teens and the adults were quite openly having sex in front of each other. Then again, he thought, Ronda, Bethany, and Gregg had all been right there just a few weeks ago when he and Heather had sex in the pool at the Thursday night swim. While he’d made an effort to be discreet as she rode him while he stood in the water, Heather made no effort at all to disguise what they were doing. She was quite active and vocal when she climaxed, so it was not that great of a leap for Greg and Bethany to have sex on the chaise lounge.

Ronda went on “When I offered to let Gregg spend the summer with us, I’d actually expected this to happen sooner. Given that the girls have shared a bed while watching me have sex in the trailer for years, I’d just assumed Bethany would ask to join them right off. But, I guess it proves I was right to let the girls make their own choices. It wasn’t until a week ago that Bethany and Gregg had sex for the first time while, from behind the curtain, they watched Haley do one of her guys at a rodeo. From what Bethany told me earlier today, I expect the three of them to start having real threesomes pretty much as soon as Haley gets back from Miami.”

Again, Cooper didn’t know what to say. She solved his dilemma when she turned to kiss him. He was sure that more than kisses would soon follow. A few minutes later she whispered with an air of excitement, “I think she’s going to have an orgasm soon.”

Ronda was right, in under a minute they watched her daughter have a shuddering orgasm. Perhaps five minutes later, with Bethany on all fours, they watched Gregg ejaculate with a deep grunt as he pushed his penis into her as deep as he could. Only then did it dawn on Cooper that the couple had not used a condom. Clearly, Ronda had different rules for her girls than he and Bonnie had set for Misty. The very fact that Bethany was yet to turn sixteen was a reinforcement of that difference.

When the spent young couple went into the house to get something to drink and cool down in the air-conditioning, Cooper cautiously asked Ronda if she wanted to move to the large double chaise lounge so they could stretch out. His apprehension was washed away when she laughed and said “I was wondering if I was going to have to completely take charge of this.”

When the two teenagers came back out fifteen minutes later, Cooper was on his knees straddling Ronda’s left leg, holding her right perpendicular to the cushion of the double chaise lounge. He was slowly stroking his erection all the way in and out. It was all very relaxed. While Cooper felt most comfortable with maximum skin-to-skin contact, it was just too hot for that, so she’d suggested doing scissors. He was intent on her facial expression which was most gratifying and simply didn’t see the teens round the corner of the house. Evidently, Ronda did, because it was her smile and the shift of her eyes that caused him to look to his right.

Bethany had an ear-to-ear grin on her face. Not one of seeing something kinky but something that clearly gave her a significant level of emotional pleasure. Gregg however, was openly leering as he could plainly see Cooper’s cock going in and out of his girlfriend’s mother. By the time Bethany stopped beside the lounge chair, Greg was half-hard.

Still with her grin, Bethany said “Well, so you did it after all.”

Her mother slightly nodded and said “Yep. Did you think I wouldn’t?”

“No. But it is one thing saying you are going to do Mr. C. out here, it is something else to see you do it.” She held up cold bottles of water in each hand. “These were in the refrigerator and I thought you might want some. We’ve been watching you guys all along from inside the kitchen. You two are really hot.”

Ronda laughed “Hot is the operative word. That’s why we are doing it this way. Thanks for the water. Just set it down, we aren’t ready for a break yet; but as hot as it is we can’t keep this up for long.”

“Yea, I understand” Bethany replied just before putting down the water and leading Gregg to the umbrella table near the slide were they took seats and openly watched her mother and Cooper.

As Ronda had told her daughter it would, their session didn’t last too terribly long. Though after a short break, Ronda had simply squatted over Cooper as he lay prone. As far as Cooper could tell neither of them had climaxed before she suggested they get back in the water.

By then the sun was getting lower on the horizon. Cooper and Ronda again relaxed sitting in a foot or so of water. After a moment Ronda said, “That went well. I guess I should tell you that was the first time my daughter has directly seen me having sex with a man. Before it’s always been behind that curtain.”

Cooper was suddenly concerned “Oh, I’m sorry. Should I have waited till we went inside?”

Ronda laughed “No. Of course not. If you hadn’t initiated it, I would have. Remember I was the one who suggested the best way to do it out in this heat.”

He knew she was right.

“It was time for us to get started and we both knew it” Ronda continued. “And I guess I should tell you that Bethany had specifically asked me if it were OK before she started on Gregg.” After a few minutes, she added “And I had a good time over on the lounge with you. It was very nice. Just a relaxed afternoon the way it should be. Bonnie is a very lucky woman.”

Cooper was pleased, but a little confused “What? I didn’t do anything. I’ve just enjoyed your company, but haven’t done anything special. We haven’t even actually made love yet.”

Ronda laughed “The fact you don’t think you have done anything special says volumes about you. I don’t mind saying I’ve been with quite a few men, and very few would do what you have done today. Perhaps none. Earlier, you did your best not to look at Bethany when she and Gregg started to get it on. You only did so after I made it clear that I thought watching them was not inappropriate, but rather I let you know that it was what I expected us to do together… as sort of foreplay. Then, the simple fact you didn’t have to cum when we had sex. You didn’t even try. You just did what you thought I wanted you to do then happily stopped when I said I wanted to get in the water.”

Cooper was even more confused. “How is that unusual? Especially since you are staying the night, we will have ample opportunity to do it when we go to bed.”

Ronda laughed again “How can you be so naive? Just having my nude daughter standing beside the lounge watching you do me would have gotten most men to cum, and those who didn’t cum right off would have gotten their rocks off when they realized she was going to watch us from the table, or when she and I made eye contact when I got on you and put your dick in me again. Yet, you didn’t and I don’t think it was because you couldn’t but rather because you guessed that it was not what I wanted right then. Trish and Heather were both right that you are something special.”

Cooper was happy to hear it, but was sure she was wrong. He was quite relived when Bethany laid a pair of towels behind them on the steps, saying “Mom might have liked how what you did felt, but I won’t even pretend that I didn’t love watching you do it. Sure, you have a dad body, but I could tell how much you wanted to please Mom. You weren’t all trying hard to get yourself off like most of the men I’ve seen her with. And that is super sexy.”

She then stretched out behind her mother. “And it is also different seeing her directly, not through the curtain. Though, to be honest, I think it is just as much that she openly let me watch this time as what you were doing.” Without a word, Bethany rolled her hip up and motioned for Gregg to join her. He had a full erection. When he lay down behind her, she adjusted her leg for access as he sidled up. Bethany let out a soft moan as her sister’s boyfriend eased his penis into her.

The teenage girl was so close to him that Cooper could easily have reached her face or breasts without even turning. He forced himself not to turn to look.

Ronda must have seen his apprehension. She whispered “It’s OK for you to find it arousing. I certainly do.” She reached down to take his erection into her hand and she turned to kiss him softly. “I have been working toward this day since she was born. It’s actually hard to believe it has finally come. And it came without any fanfare or drama, just in the course of our normal life.”

Cooper wasn’t exactly sure what she meant so he said nothing. The young couple was so close that he could hear the slurp of Gregg’s penis as it slid in & out and the soft guttural sounds Bethany made each time his erection fully filled her. Cooper didn’t have to look to know what was happening.

After several minutes of listening to the quiet sounds of sex, he heard Bethany softly say “This is wonderful. Thanks Mom.”

Ronda responded “You are welcome, Baby Girl. Your pleasure is my joy.”

Cooper couldn’t help but whisper to Ronda “You really are a good mother. Your girls are very fortunate.”

She turned to him “No more fortunate than your two. And she kissed him again.”

The next morning when Cooper awoke he had a hard time believing it had all really happened. He and Ronda had a long and passionate lovemaking session in the bedroom, then they had gone out to join the kids in the warm summer air by the pool for a little while. As she was riding her sister’s boyfriend…again, Bethany let her mother know that she and Gregg had watched the adults make love from the living room for a good while. “We actually started fucking in the living room. I just bent over the back of the couch and he put it to me while we watched you to doing it That was too cool. I tried to get Gregg to come into your room and just get on the bed with you, but he wouldn’t do it.”

Cooper didn’t miss the fact that Ronda didn’t give any indication that she would not have wanted her fifteen-year-old to have sex in the bed right beside her mother. Rather she just said, “I understand his reluctance.”

Bethany nodded and fished with “So we came out here. We have been messing around the whole time we’ve been waiting for you guys to come back out. He’s been inside of me for a really long time now.”

Ronda appeared to have completely moved on from the idea of Bethany and Gregg actually getting into the bed with them by saying “Oh, the amazing things that young men can do.”

Bethany seems to have understood what her mother was saying about Gregg's performance and responded “He’s only cum twice tonight. Well, three times if you include that first time right after we got here. But that’s pretty normal…. isn’t it?”

Ronda laughed “Perhaps I haven’t taught her quite as much as I thought I had.”

Cooper couldn’t help but laugh.

Bethany didn’t seem to understand the joke. Rather she said “You guys are so beautiful together. You really should become regular lovers.”

Ronda replied casually “I think that is going to happen.”

The next morning Cooper had to get ready to go to St. Thomas’s to teach his Sunday School class. He and Ronda had a nice time in the shower together before they both dressed and went to church together. The two teens evidently had been up half the night and so Ronda let them sleep up in the guest bedroom/play room.

That night, it seemed to Cooper that every teen at youth group knew that the night before Mrs. C. had been at a sex party and he had slept with Haley & Bethany’s mom. He had just about convinced himself he was imagining it when Tabatha cornered him and asked “So, who do you think had more fun last night? You or Bonnie?”

His feeling of astonishment must have shown on his face. Tabitha followed up with, “Oh come on Cooper. I doubt there is a single person here tonight that doesn’t know by now.”

He still had no answer.

Tabitha answered her own question “Well according to Bethany, her mother had a great time.” She just gave him a wink and went on with putting away the chairs. He hadn’t said a word.

On Tuesday afternoon, after his departmental meeting his graduate assistant, Lilly, poked her head in the door. “Dr. Douglass called while you were in class. She said to tell you she will be checked-in at the Partridge Inn by 4:00 and if you can make it by then, you two will have time before dinner and your board meeting. She also asked me to move your student advisory appointments to after lunch because she’s arranged for a late check-out.”

Cooper looked up confused. He knew nothing of this, but he wasn’t surprised. What made him uncomfortable was how knowledgeable Lilly appeared to be about his relationship with Amy. Evidently, his face gave away his consternation.

Lilly stepped into his tiny office and shut the door behind her. “Cooper.” She said firmly. He’d broken her of calling him Professor Campbell in her first week. “You can stop walking on eggshells around me. Ever since you came back from New York you seem to think you have to censor what you say and do. I’m guessing you are afraid of a sexual harassment charge. Well, you need not be. Remember, Amy told me that you two were lovers the very first time I met her. And I’m sure you know I was one of the other nude figures in that big painting of you and Bonnie. I have posed for her several times since then and you know Amy, she tells everything. One day I saw her working on drawings of you, Bonnie and her having a threesome. When I asked, she was all too happy to share the photos with me…the ones your daughter, Misty, took. They are wonderful by the way. I even know about the sex party that your wife went to on Saturday night. Since Amy had talked to her at length about it, I might know more about it than you do. But the point is, you don’t have to pretend you are some monogamous hermit around me. Yes, my boyfriend and I are monogamous, but that doesn’t mean I don’t respect the open relationships that you and Dr. Douglass have. So, enough pretending. OK?”

Cooper was taken aback, but he saw her point. How he’d not realize she knew everything after learning Lilly had posed for the painting he didn’t know. Likely as not he just didn’t want to know. She glared at him until he said “OK. I get it. So, I’ll be spending the night with Amy and you can expect me in the office around noon. Right?”

Lilly smiled “Right.”

As instructed, Cooper arrived at the hotel at just past four. Lilly had given him a room number just before he left, so he did not need to ask at the front desk. When he knocked on the door of room 439, Amy swung the door wide open. He had expected her to be naked. He had not been expecting the sexy lingerie in which she greeting him.

After greeting him with a deep passionate kiss she said “I’ve had this on all day under my skirt and blouse. It’s made it hard to keep focused on my work.”

The foundation’s board meeting began at 7:00. Bonnie had sent the contribution records to the board treasurer before she left town; but Cooper was bringing the donor list as well as the layout for a brochure for new potential donors.

After the opening parliamentary procedures were concluded, the first issue was financial. The foundation now had assets of almost $120,000 due to the proceeds from both the art show and a steady stream of donations by foundations and individuals. There would be more, but it appeared a hitch had occurred in the purchase of Amy’s best painting: the one of Cooper and Bonnie. The word was that there was something about the Spanish museum which had won the auction having financial irregularities.

Amy also reported that she was in a discussion with a private foundation that was considering a three-year grant of $500,000 if she would provide them with a clear plan to use the money to further the FFF’s stated mission.

That much money, and the potential grant, meant the foundation needed full-time staff and an office. After the board voted to make the office of Executive Director a paid full-time position, the job was offered to Amy. She accepted stating that although she was on sabbatical, she would talk to the university about resigning her current position of department chair for a part-time emeritus designation. She let the board know that the soonest she could begin full-time work was mid-September.

Bonnie’s position was also upgraded. Effective on the same date, the administrative position would become a paid full-time job. Once that decision was made, they began a discussion about authorizing Amy to take bids from advertising agencies for crafting an image-building and marketing campaign.

Cooper and Amy both reported on the good reception that Bonnie had received in Florida and suggested that the first use of foundation funds be to support speaking engagements with grassroots organizations.

“I would suggest,” she said, “that although a media campaign will be useful; real cultural change happens on a personal level. Since we are trying to get sex out of the closet in general; we should reach out first to groups who will naturally welcome our message. I don't just mean swinger and polyamory groups. If we package our message right, college groups, civil rights groups, and the more progressive mainline churches might be open to us.”

Cooper added in support of Amy’s suggestion “When my article was published in the Christian Social Chronicle, I received far more supportive responses than hostile ones.”

“So what are you two suggesting?” Denise asked.

“A speaker’s bureau” Cooper replied. “We can begin with those of us on the board who feel comfortable speaking to groups. Without sounding like I’m overly praising my spouse, I suggest we should present things very much as Bonnie did at her salon talk in Miami. We lay out the FFF message, answer questions and then ask for them to support the FFF. Better yet, we could create a society to which they can belong. Let’s say, The Final Freedom Society. Via the net, we can create a community.” Looking around at this group of distinguished professionals, he implored, “That’s the way social change works, by first challenging the old ideas and then nurturing new ones, one person at a time.”

Rev. Davidson, the Episcopalian Bishop agreed, “He’s right, the media campaign is important but people’s hearts are changed by other people. Unfortunately, due to my position, I cannot do that kind of speaking; however, I can arrange for our speakers to have access to dozens of progressive church-related groups that are both open to our message and influential in their communities”

The meeting lasted until nearly ten, but that simply gave Cooper’s body more time to recover from his and Amy’s first lovemaking session earlier.

At midnight, Cooper lay in the hotel room’s bed, Amy Douglass in his arms. Their lovemaking session had not been nearly as athletic as his with Ronda on Saturday night had been. But to him, his time with Amy was more satisfying. The simple truth was that he found more comfort with Amy than any of the younger women with whom he had an ongoing sexual relationship.

When that idea came to him it boggled his mind. The idea of ‘all the women with whom he had sexual relationships’ was something he still couldn’t grasp. Yet it was true, given Ronda’s certainty there would be a ‘next time,’ Cooper was sexually involved with four different women… besides Bonnie of course. How had that come to pass? He certainly hadn’t sought it out. Yet it was the case. Even though Amy was old enough to be Ronda’s mother, the truth was he would rather be here in this woman’s arms than Ronda’s or Trish’s or Heather’s. He had a connection with her he didn’t feel with any of the other women he had been with over the last year. Quietly he told Amy what he was thinking.

She kissed him and replied “Yes. I feel it too. I’ve been with some real sexual athletes who have fucked me half to death. There is one graduate student I’ve been thinking of inviting Bonnie to join me with soon. But, Cooper Campbell, you leave me feeling better than any of them. There simply isn’t any man I’d rather feel next to me as much as you… even if you are nearly as old as me and don’t have abs of steel.” She kissed him again then said “If you don’t mind though, I think I have a couple more orgasms in me. Would you mind terribly if I sat on your face to finish off?”

Fifteen minutes and two orgasms later Amy was again wrapped in his arms. His face was wet with the combination of her fluids and his semen. She put her lips to his again. “Thank you. As I said, I’d rather share a bed with you than any other man I know…including my husband.”

Though he wanted to make love to her again, his body simply wasn’t up to it. That had to wait till morning. Her prearranged late check out allowed for love making, breakfast in bed, then more love making.”

When he made it to his office Lilly greeted him with a knowing smile. He wondered if she’d already talked to Amy.

“I hope you had a nice evening,” his graduate assistant said without any sort of smirk. “Dr. Douglass sure did. Well, according to her she had a very nice evening and an even better morning.” That answered his question. He was sure she knew everything. She followed up with “You guys are great. Really. And so is your wife. You set a high bar for a progressive young woman to aspire.”

Cooper just shook his head and went to his office.

All in all, Cooper enjoyed a very productive week but was looking forward to the noise and bustle of his busy household. While the girls had been in Miami, Lamar was in Tennessee with Bonnie’s parents. Grandpa Forrester was an outdoorsman and expert wood carver. This was Lamar’s second extended visit to his grandparent’s home up in the Tennessee mountains. Bonnie’s father despite being seventy-four-years-old was very active with a sharp mind, and he was excited at the opportunity to teach his grandson his carving skills. Lamar was, by several years, the youngest of his eighteen grandchildren. Grandpa very much liked having Lamar come to visit.

Grandma Forester was lean and hard as the oak flooring in their mountain home, but she was significantly less active than she had been just a few years ago.

Cooper had also spent his week alone gathering and prepping the family’s camping gear for the trip to Tennessee to get Lamar. The plan was to go on Friday up to Bonnie’s parents and then they would go up to the National Forest for a week of primitive camping. He was looking forward to that, now the kids were older, camping was far more relaxing.

The van full of very tired girls and women arrived home late on Wednesday night. Cooper thought that the three moms and five girls were surprisingly quiet as they unloaded the van. Bonnie took the time to tell the others that there was no way she’d be up to having the Thursday night swim. They understood. Marcy, Trish, and Haley pulled out in their cars and Bonnie collapsed in their bed. He could tell by her eyes she was exhausted and so he did not ply Bonnie with questions.

It was well past noon when mother and daughter finally lounged in the family room and began to tell their tales. They were still telling stories of their trip when they finished packing the rented van for their trip to Tennessee. And they were still adding details the next day when the Campbell family crossed the state line. At first, it was unnerving for Cooper to listen to his daughter describe in detail having sex with something like a half dozen boys she met in Miami; but after the first hour, he relaxed and listened to what she was saying. She was simply telling her dad about the fun she’d had. She was not embarrassed or shy that the fun was sexual in nature. He had been slowly accepting that she was no longer a child for some time; this was her life now, a life she wanted to share with him. He knew he should be grateful his seventeen-year-old child wanted to tell him about things that were important to her, but still, it made him wince. Listening to her on the trip to Grandma’s he accepted it all as something good in her life. After that day her sexual activity never made him uncomfortable again (well, not enough to make him sick).

Sometime around noon, Marcy called to tell Bonnie how her meeting with Bailey’s mother had gone. Since the van was new, she simply transferred the call to the van’s sound system so she told all three of them the story at once.

“At first Bailey and her mom seemed to be testing each other out to see how much was safe to say. But eventually they pretty much both told their whole stories. However, the House of Pizza was crowded, so we ended up going to my place and that was where DeeDee and Bailey really got honest with each other. First off, Bailey went into how long she and Sarah have been having sex with more detail than she’d yet given. DeeDee even let her know that she’d known they had been having sex before the day she’d walked in on Sarah eating her out. And Bailey reprised the terrible experience with her ex-boyfriend.”

“DeeDee reciprocated by telling how as a teenager, she’d been built a lot like Bailey and had a love-hate relationship with her body. Mostly it was her loving it and her mother shaming her for the attention her breasts garnered. Evidently, for several years her mother wrapped her chest with an Ace-Bandage to flatten her out whenever they went to a church function. When her mother caught her masturbating once she was severely beaten. It all sounded really bad. She’d been sent to a fundamentalist Christian high school and then to the same kind of college. That did not keep boys from getting into her shirt and dress though. She first had sex at a youth outing with her pastor’s son. She had been very confused by the mixed signals. While she liked the positive attention and wonderful feelings her body gave her, it was so wrapped in shame. The times she had sex, just like masturbation, were a mix of joy and guilt.”

Bonnie asked, “How did Bailey react to what her mother said?”

“Evidently a lot of this was not entirely new to her. She already knew the kind of woman her grandmother was and the kind of religion she practiced. So, Bailey clearly felt her mother’s pain. After her mother had gone that far, Bailey and Sarah together told the whole story of the trip. Misty, I know you didn’t have time to give Sarah and Bailey more than a portion of the photos you have. DeeDee, well all of us, loved the ones you gave the girls. We are looking forward to the rest.”

Misty responded to Marcy’s voice on the van’s sound system “I badly underestimated the time it would take to do the editing. I have all the files with me and that is what I’ll be doing in my free time during this trip. I know I still have photos that will need to be edited or deleted, but Mom gave me until we get home from her parents to get that done.”

Marcy answered “Don’t put yourself out. There is no rush. But Mike said he wants to pay you for your time to make up a photo book of the trip for us, like the one your mom has from her trip to the Caribbean…including ones with Sarah in bed with the boys… well the legal ones at least. What is amazing to me is that he seems to have already accepted his daughter will be Slosh Jr. The photos we already have of the girls in bed with Mitch and Zac don’t seem to bother him at all, nor did it bother him when I told him how Sarah had helped with the photos of me doing it with Squirrel… or when Sarah let him know that we both had sex with him in the same night. So, he wants all the photos you can legally use in the book, even the explicit erotica you have of me with different people. Oh, and Bonnie, if it is OK with you, he would like Misty to include the photos of me from the party. I think there are like three with me in them.”

“Sure, I’d love to” Misty replied happily.

Bonnie added, “I don’t see a problem with including the party photos. They are really quite good.”

Then Marcy continued with her report “Dee Dee said that it was not until she began doing her first clinical rotation at a local hospital did she first spend time with people outside of her fundamentalist world. It’s hard to believe, but she’d never known anyone on a personal basis who wasn’t steeped in that world of rules and shame. But she had been looking for a way out for years, and her nursing clinical rotations gave it to her. She made a friend who went to a different kind of church who introduced her to the idea that sex for fun wouldn’t bring down hellfire or cut her off from God. Despite her college’s best efforts to keep tabs on her, she found a way. She began to have sex. Not like you or I did when we were young, but she had several regular partners over a period of three semesters working in hospitals. But sadly, for her, she simply didn’t have enough life experience to tell when she was being used as a sex toy. In the end, she got pregnant with Bailey’s sister and was pushed into marrying the father who was a real jerk.”

“She was miserable from the very start. Evidently, he never made any pretense to be faithful to her, so it was just a matter of time before she too began to have affairs. With some prodding from Sarah, she actually gave some pretty explicit sex stories. I guess after the girls had told all their own steamy stories it made it easier.”

Bonnie put in “Though perhaps she’s been dying to tell those stories for years. Did you get the idea that she felt good about those relationships?”

“Yea, but it seems they were pretty much all with doctors, mostly married doctors, and so they were never equitable. I don’t think she’s ever been in a relationship where she had as much power as the man. I think that is why she’s so excited about how Bailey has learned to own her body and to expect guys to treat her with respect.”

Both Misty and Bonnie agreed.

“The rest was pretty much as Baily described. Bailey’s biological father was one of those doctors. What Bailey didn’t know was that he gave DeeDee money to get an abortion, but she didn’t go through with it. I guess while the man was a jerk, he was brilliant and she wanted a child with those genes, not her husband’s.”

Cooper, who’d not commented once on the story began to laugh. Bonnie could see the humor in what Marcy said.

“And as Bailey had relayed, an anonymous person persuaded him to take hair from Bailey’s brush and get a paternity test. Once the test came back he kicked them both out on the street… evidently quite literally. DeeDee came home from work and found all of her belongings… and three-year-old Bailey sitting in front of the house.”

“Oh God!” Bonnie exclaimed.

“Oh yes. Evidently, Baily has blocked all that from her memory. And like Baily said, when she tried to get child support from the biological father, he let her know he would ruin her if she persisted. And that is how they came to Sparta to get beyond his reach. In the end, she got the attorney she needed and both men have paid dearly for their behavior in punitive damages. I think Dee Dee is looking for a new life and she might let me help her find it. She is coming over next week and I’m going to invite Trish and Byron since both women are in similar circumstances.”

Bonnie, Cooper, and Misty all agreed Marcy was just whom Bailey’s mother needs in her life. It was just one more unexpected outgrowth of what was supposed to be just a getaway for two moms and their daughters.

It was evening before they arrived in the middle of nowhere Tennessee. The three days and four nights at Grandma & Grampa Foresters went by fast. Misty, it seems found new places to shoot pictures everywhere she went. Bonnie found herself posing nude in some of the very spots she’d had sex as a teenager. At night Misty spent her time working on photo editing. Lamar was busy with Grandpa in the workshed from morning till night. Though Bonnie could see “Grandma” was not the energetic self she once was, she did not comprehend that when the family left the old house on Saturday that it would be the last time Bonnie would speak to her mother.

As usual for their trips, they did not go to an official campground, but pitched their tent out in the woods in Tennessee’s Cohutta Wilderness Area. It was roughly halfway between Bonnie’s parent’s house and home. The family had been camping there since the kids were small. They pitched the tent off the trail near Jack’s River. It was wonderfully relaxing. No cell service meant no distractions.

Sitting around the campfire that first night, Lamar told the family that at that very moment Sarah, his girlfriend, was having a foursome at Bailey’s house. “You see, Bailey invited over to her house two guys she’s had a crush on since she was little, Steve Richter and Josh Lackey,. The same two guys she had sex with at the 4th of July party. The plan is for her and Sarah to have a foursome like they did in Miami.”

Bonnie asked, “May I assume both mothers know all about it?”

“Oh yea. They both talked to their moms and the moms talked to each other about it, so everyone knows what is happening. Baily’s mom has decided to adopt the open-door rule at her house.”

Bonnie nodded, “I think it’s a good idea for both safety and openness.”

Lamar added “And from what Sarah said, her mom has a guy she’s been doing it with for a while, the son of an elderly woman she visits as part of her job. It sounds like she might bring him home soon, but she agreed she’d leave the door open just as she expects Bailey to.”

That was news to Bonnie, Cooper, and Misty. Marcy hadn’t said anything about DeeDee having an existing affair.

Lamar went on “Bailey’s mom even took her to the drugstore to pick out lube and condoms and said she will order out pizza for everyone. I guess Bailey needs the lube to do anal, which Sarah says Bailey loves.”

Misty put in “She sure does. Just like Mom.”

Lamar just nodded as if that was common knowledge. “I don’t know if you guys know, but pretty much every time Sarah had sex in Miami, she either called me or texted me like right afterward.” He picked up his phone, worked it a bit, and stood up to show his mother, father, and sister a photo of Sarah. In it she was apparently nude, but one forearm covered her breasts and in the other hand she held a filled condom. “She sent seven photos pretty much just like this of different times she had sex. In each message, she let me know who fucked her and filled the condom with cum. Mostly it was the two younger guys, but with two of the pics she sent, she named one of the older guys that she’d just finished fucking.”

Bonnie had no idea Sarah had taken such photos, let alone sent them to Lamar right after having sex.

He went on, “When we talked on the phone and in several of the pic messages she said she wished it was my dick in her. But of course, it wasn’t. Then he got a funny look on his face “Is there something wrong with me that I don’t mind that she did all those guys and that she is going to screw two more guys tonight, yet all we’ve ever done is have oral sex… and we haven’t done that very much.”

Bonnie looked to Cooper as if he were supposed to be the one to answer.

Cooper was a bit confused, so Bonnie prodded him. “Ask your father what it was like when we were dating and he knew I had sex with other guys much more often than he and I did. And that lasted for nearly a year, right up until we got engaged.”

Lamar looked at his dad in surprise. “Really? Mom was doing other guys more than she did you? And you knew it?”

Cooper nodded “Yes. I started dating your mother in February and she continued to have sex with other guys until we became engaged the next New Year’s Day. She never hid that fact, though we didn’t really talk about it either. I understand your question, I guess it was around April or May I had to ask myself the same question. When I began to think that your mother might be the one for me, part of me thought I should tell her that she had to stop having sex with other guys. I knew that is what was expected of me by other people. You see she had quite a reputation, in fact, I knew full well she’d had sex with several guys I knew.”

He seemed to think for a minute. “Some guys thought I was crazy for getting serious with her. In their minds, girls like her were great for a fun night, but weren’t wife material. Especially one guy in my cohort who your mom had done like a dozen times over the prior years. Once, I guess it was near the end of the semester, right before class started he told some other guys that he’d fucked the shit out of my girlfriend the night before. I knew he deliberately said it loud enough for me, and the rest of the class, to overhear. Several people looked over to me to see how I’d respond. But I didn’t get mad or defensive. I knew exactly who she was by then, and so did everyone else. The upshot was that he looked like a jerk to everyone in our class, not me. After that, nobody ever said anything about Bonnie’s sexual habits around me.”

He laughed. “A couple of weeks later, we were on an end-of-the-semester picnic with the arch department, and she out of the blue came and gave me a big kiss. By then I knew what her mouth tasted like when she’d sucked a guy off recently. It had happened often enough that I instantly knew the taste. She never directly said that unique flavor in her kisses was from getting a mouthful of semen in the prior hour or so; but a couple of times, after we’d kissed when I picked her up for a date, she just casually mentioned that so-and-so had come by her room earlier. She didn’t say she’d had sex with the guy, but we both knew that was what she meant. So, at the picnic, I knew she had been drinking, then she came over and made a point to kiss me pushing her tongue into my mouth. It unmistakably tasted of fresh cum. Then she whispered to me that she’d taken Mike Mosely, my partner in that semester’s big project, for a walk into the woods. That was as good as telling me she’d given him a blow job right in the middle of the picnic.”

Misty asked, “What did you do?”

“I just kissed her back and then told her that I loved her. What else could I do?”

With that, Bonnie more or less recounted the same story she’d told Kimi on the way back from dropping off Mira. She had never told her kids nearly so much about her sex life in college. Misty asked more questions than Kimi had, so the story took most of the time they were roasting weenies on the fire and toasting marshmallows. At one point Misty asked dad, “Did you ever know you were getting sloppy seconds while you were dating?”

He laughed. “Certainly, I did. Most of the time it was not as much sloppy seconds as semen residue that I could taste when I went down on her. But there were a few times I came to pick her up at her dorm and she was super horny when I got there. So those times we had sex in her room right after I arrived before our date began. All three times that happened, the freshly left semen in her vagina made it true sloppy seconds. I guess until tonight, we have never talked about what she’d been doing before I got there. But even then she had to know I knew what she’d been doing.”

Bonnie said “Of course, I knew he knew. I never planned it that way, but, like he said, three times it just happened. The last time though I remember it clearly. I was crazy horny so I dragged him to the bed and lay down and spread my legs. Even I could see the semen in my pubic hair and I could feel it oozing out of my pussy.”

Lamar looked to his dad “What did you do?”

“We’d been dating a while, so I knew exactly what she wanted when she spread her legs like that. I didn’t even get undressed, I just put my face to her crotch and ate her out till she came.”

Bonnie put in “Not just once, but he got me off four times in like ten minutes. He was amazing.”

“How cool” Misty exclaimed.

Cooper looked to Lamar, “But that kind of sloppy seconds only happened like three times that I recall. What normally happened was when we got to my place, I found her panties were filled with semen that had dripped out of her vagina while we’d been eating dinner, but the fabric had kept it contained. Sometimes it was still gooey wet and I could visibly see the semen. Of course, even when we could both see it, we pretended not to. Other times there was just a dried sheen all over her vulva. It was only when I went down on her, which she always wanted me to do when she’d had sex before I picked her up, did I find the flavor of cum. That happened once or twice a month. Though in the fall, right before we got engaged, it happened less often.”

Bonnie looked at her husband “You mean you always knew when I’d had sex before you came to get me? I never realized that.”

He nodded “Oh yea. Of course, I did. Not at first, but certainly by spring I knew. You are quite predictable you know.”

Bonnie felt the need to explain. She looked at the kids and said, “Almost always before I went out with your father, I would get myself off to keep me from rushing things on our date. Sometimes, however, if I was super turned on, I’d ask one of my fuck buddies from the dorm to come to my room and do me. Like he said once or twice a month. And like he said, three different times in that year, rather than calm me down, doing one of the other guys just revved me up. So when your dad got there I shamelessly pounced on him. Yes, I knew he could tell I’d just had sex. The first time it happened I was nervous he would just leave when he realized what had just happened; but the other two times I knew we would have great, pre-date, sex. And that last time, I remember it clearly. It was right around Halloween. I’d come back from student teaching horny as hell. My roommate was gone for the weekend and I knew Cooper would be over to get me in like an hour, so I got a guy I knew was a jackhammer to come to my room. And your father was right, when he got to my room, I wanted him to go down on me. And what he didn’t say was I was completely naked, sweaty, and flushed when I opened the door. It was plain as day I’d just finished having very strenuous sex. I wasn’t really thinking about the cum, it was just the guy who’d done me was great at pounding me, but he’d not gotten me off. My whole vulva was beet red and covered in goo, but Cooper didn’t even hesitate. And like I said, he did what I needed.”

Misty again said, “That is so cool.”

Lamar seemed to think about what his parents had said then asked, “Then it’s not bad that I don’t mind Sarah is having sex… like right now?”

Bonnie was happy to hear her husband emphatically say “No it is not. In fact, it shows that you are an amazing young man.” She followed up by adding “And someday you will make a great husband for some lucky woman.”

In the morning Misty decided she did not want to get her rear end stuck by prickles, so she decided she would keep on her shorts unless she was posing. However, when it warmed up in the afternoon, she shed her shirt. Mom followed Misty’s lead without discussion. Each day several groups of hikers got a surprise when they passed the topless duo in and around their campsite. The most amusing was an entire Boy-Scout troop. Bonnie didn't know who stared harder, the teenage boys or the dads who led them.

Misty insisted on continuing her photography. She knew that she was limited to two thousand frames or so due to an inability to recharge her pair of camera batteries. Mostly she shot scenics, but she asked Mom to pose nude several times including on a mountain trail and in a small waterfall, which turned out to be very cold. On the second day, she told her mother she wanted a set of the two of them in the river. Bonnie suggested they first do a normal family portrait using her tripod and remote, then shoot nudes. So that is what happened. First, the whole family posed on a rock shoal in the river in their camping attire, then they did an identical photo with the whole family wearing only their shoes. The entire family actually had a good time spending over an hour playing naked in the river. Misty shot photos of everyone. She found Lamar was surprisingly photogenic in the nude; though she had to tell her brother she could not shoot him if he had an erection. It took some effort…well actually he resorted to the expedient of masturbating right in front of his parents and sister until three long streams of semen shot across the water. While he had done that in front of both Misty and his mother before, it was the first time he’d gotten himself off in front of all of them … and he did it so casually. However, after he’d had his orgasm, his ever-hard penis relaxed enough for Misty to shoot “nudists” type photos of him. Bonnie wondered if her son even realized how kinky most people would think what he just had done was. She