There was no difference between the responses of men and women, although more males (70%) than females completed the survey.
The most recent and most thorough study, based on an Internet questionnaire addressed to visitors of lifestyle-related sites, found swingers are happier in their relationships than the norm.60% of swingers said that swinging improved their relationship and only 1.7% said it made their relationship less happy.Swinging activities can include having sex with a partner while being watched; watching others have sex (perhaps with the above mentioned partner); kissing, stroking, or having oral sex with a third or fourth person (called soft swinging); or having penetrative sex with someone other than one's partner (Full Swap), which is the commonly understood definition of swinging.Typically, swinging activities occur when a married (or otherwise committed) couple engages with a similar couple or a single individual. Sex on these occasions is often referred to as play.Cap D'Agde has a population of 30,000 at the height of the season.
To many couples, the lifestyle and the clubs can be at least as much a social venue as a sexual one.
In the US and UK it is often regarded as impolite to touch without asking, whereas in continental Europe both touching and gently but firmly removing a touching hand are widely regarded as polite non-verbal communication in the playroom context.Subgroups The neutrality of this section is disputed.
Please view the article's talk page.Urban swingers Traditionally swinger clubs have been accepting of all ages and body types.
There are at least 400 swingers clubs in the USA and over 600 in Europe.
Most major cities in North America and western Europe have at least one swing club in a permanent location although they often keep a low profile to avoid negative attention.
Scientific research into swinging has been conducted in the USA since the late 1960s.