When Lana Michaels met her partner Shawn in 2019, it didn’t take long for her to realize he was The One. Not only did they get on like a house on fire but they both had similar wants in the bedroom – something they’d struggled with in previous relationships.
Speaking to Closer magazine, Lana explained how she was working as a headteacher in Crawley, Sussex, England, when she matched with Shawn on a vegan dating site. In February, the mom-of-two visited Shawn in Edinburgh and said they had an “electric chemistry” – three months later, the pair decided to relocate to Spain.
She explained: “I’ve always loved sex but my ex-boyfriends have always been quite tame and things in the bedroom had been ‘vanilla’. “Then I met Shawn and he brought out my wilder side. We’ve opened up each other’s minds and started swinging.”
When they first relocated, the couple – who had found work as teachers – began experimenting with other couples they met through swinging apps. At weekends, they’d go along to sex parties while the kids were at home with a babysitter – and Lana says she’d sleep with up to to eight people a night.
She explained: “We’d meet so many different people at parties aged from early 20s to late 60s, and it always felt like a very safe environment.” “During the week, we were respectable teachers and at weekends, we’d really let our hair down.”
Since the start of their relationship, Lana says she’s slept with 250 men and about 40 women too – but Shawn’s number isn’t quite so high as he prefers to have sex with just one person at a time. Describing herself as “sex mad”, the mom added: “I’m not ashamed. Why should I be?”
“I sleep with five men a week and my fiance loves it! I feel very lucky.” However, the pandemic changed everything for the couple – as it brought their work to a standstill and means they couldn’t go to sex parties anymore. After hearing about people making money on OnlyFans, Lana looked into becoming a sex instructor and began filming sexy videos with Shawn and uploading them online.
The couple film one video a week – ranging on topics such as dirty talk to swinging etiquette – and rake in a cool $9,262 a month. Within the next year, Lana estimates she’ll make $105,852 thanks to the videos and the private coaching she offers to help men learn how to please women.
Now Lana is focusing all her energy on her sex instructor business and quit her job as a teacher – although she hasn’t ruled out returning to it one day. But what do friends and family make of it all? Lana says they’re all supportive, including the father of her children.
“One couple even wanted to come with us to a swinging party to see what it was all about,” she said. “They loved it!”