What is Swinging?
Swinging, also known as sharing, partner or wife swapping, or sometimes "The Lifestyle" is simply consenting adults (18+) enjoying the experience of having sexual relationships with multiple partners.
Research by anthropologists has found that couples who swing:
- have a more stable relationship
- talk to each other more
- have a "very good" sex life at home
- are happier than the general population
- have less STI (sexually transmitted infections) than the general population
- have less cases of stress than the general population.
Swinging is one of the oldest forms of group entertainment, having been practiced by man from the beginning of time, even in times of strict religious persecution, swingers managed to have fun.
Since the advent of the internet swinging has become a more widely practiced lifestyle due to the ease of identifying and contacting people who want to live out the same fantasies.
Websites such as Swingers in Holland offer detailed information about the likes and dislikes of potential play-mates, and offer a quick and secure method of contacting each other.
Swinging is openly practiced in most countries, except where political or religious circumstances make it too dangerous. Even in these countries many people find a way to make contact and enjoy their lives.
Canada has a flourishing swinging scene with dozens of swingers clubs and lots of private parties catering for swingers from all over the country.
Swinging and swingers clubs are fully legal in Canada. In December 2005 the Supreme Court of Canada released two decisions concluding that swingers clubs are not illegal. The court decided that what goes on in these establishments is not "indecent," nor is it "harmful."