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'Silicon Valley' Actor Claims 'Swinging' Saved His Marriage

Everyone knows marriages take lots of work, and no relationship is perfect. Sometimes, a couple get creative in an effort to restore the spark.

"Silicon Valley" actor Thomas Middleditch recently opened up about how he and his wife have kept their marriage alive.

And it's controversial, to say the least.

Thomas Middleditch and costume designer Mollie Gates married in 2015.

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In a new interview with Playboy, Middleditch revealed that he and his wife of four years are into the swinging scene.

"I don’t know how much I can say, because I don’t want my wife to be mad at me," he began.

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"Only after I got married was I like, 'Mollie, I’m sorry, but we have to get nontraditional here.' To her credit, instead of saying '[explectiove] you, I’m out,' she was like, 'Let’s figure this out.'"

"To be honest, swinging has saved our marriage," he continued.

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We have different speeds, and we argue over it constantly, but it’s better than feeling unheard and alone and that you have to scurry in the shadows. By the way, it’s now called being 'part of the lifestyle.' The term swinging is old."

When asked if being "part of the lifestyle" was always something he was interested in, Middleditch said it absolutely wasn't.

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"I self-deprecatingly call myself a pervert, but that’s not what it is. I just like it. I’m sexual."

He concluded,"I’d always thought I was a romantic and that when I fall in love, that stuff fades away."

"It does for some years—enough to be like, 'I should get married, and I’ll be different.' But it’s part of me. If that’s part of your being and it feels important to you, find a way to explore it, because repression sucks."

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