10 Things About Swinging You Might Not Know!

Date 7th Oct 2016 | Views  586

People often talk about a lot of misconceptions when it comes to swinging or the swinger's lifestyle.

I can guarantee you that if I mention the word 'swinger' in a group of vanilla people, they'd automatically think of a 50-year-old, fat, balding guy with a 49-year-old, fat, balding wife. Additionally, I can guarantee you that most of the people think that swinging is an activity for sexual deviants. That is really not the case.

Once you get into the lifestyle, you would be able to see the true facts about swinging for yourself. However, if you don't have enough time to get into wife-swapping at the moment, then this list of facts would be something that you should keep in your back pocket.

1. The Swinging Lifestyle started during World War II

Surprising as it may sound, the lifestyle has very strong ties with the elite group of the U.S. Air Force Fighter Pilots that fought during the Second World War; the pilots that were wealthy enough to move their wives close to where they were based.

Since the fighter pilots had the highest fatality rates, the soldiers and their wives formulated an unusual social non-monogamous activity that was conducted all the way into the Korean War. Hey, you only live once.

2. The youngest average swinger's age is 25

Contrary to what some people may think, not every swinger or wife-swapper is the same age as their parents. Don't forget that you start to realise what your sexual identity is when you're quite young; parties can also retrieve swingers that are as young as 18, or whatever the minimum age of consent is in a country.

3. Around 90% of Swingers are married

Despite what you may think about swinging and infidelity, nearly every wife-swapper that you would encounter at a party would be married, or in a committed relationship with another person. In fact, you would often see them together at a club, at a convention, or at a private party. Swinging is an activity for couples and singles that trust their partners; it is ill-advised for a couple to go into wife-swapping if they want to try and fix something in their relationship.

4. The average married swinger has around 10 years with their spouse

After hearing the previous fact, this one wouldn't come as a surprise to you. To be honest, you only need a bit of common sense when you're trying to find out why this fact is true. If you have been with a partner for over 10 years, and you've been having sex with that partner for over 10 years, it's natural to try something that would appear 'unconventional' to other people.

5. A Swingers Relationship is not the same as an Open Relationship

You may have heard from vanilla people that a swingers relationship is exactly like an open relationship, but I am here to tell you that it's not entirely true. Although there are some aspects of the swingers lifestyle that fit into the open relationship criteria, it's not as lenient as one.

Unless you are single, it's because swinging is what you wouldn't do without your partner. In an open relationship, you're given the opportunity to go and see one person without letting your other partner know. Swinging is not like that, it's more structured than you think.

6. The Average age of a female swinger is 31

Yep, the average age of a female swinger is 31; you would rarely find a woman starting swinging around the age of 25. Trends and social thinking may have an influencing factor amongst this, or maybe they feel more sexually liberated when they've matured in age and mentality; more research is still in need to fill out the gaps on this little fact.

7. The average age of a male swinger is 35

Again, this could be due to trends, social mindsets, or just maturity.

8. Around 70% of Swingers are religious

People that follow certain religions, like Mormons and Muslims, used to practice polygamy within their community until within recent decades. Therefore, it's not that much of a surprise that a high number of people in the wife-swapping community are religious. Well, it's not that much of a surprise to me anyway.

9. 1 in 5 people have had at least one non-monogamous relationship in their lifetime

Polygamy is more common than you think it is. Whether it would be a swingers relationship or an open relationship, 1 in 5 people in the world have had some experience in polygamy. So, if you think that there's something wrong with you if you want to have sex with another couple, don't.

10. Singles also go to Swinger Parties

Guys and girls without partners that go to swingers parties are not common, but they're not non-existent. In the community, you don't have to go and find another couple to swap wives with. Sometimes, they just want to find one person that they could have a threesome with, or just have a pleasant conversation with; not every encounter has to involve sex.

So here you have it, these are some of the facts about swinging that may have debunked your initial thoughts or beliefs about the lifestyle. And if you have friends that still believe the myths that you were told before you read this article, show this blog to them.