In the USA, many off-premise clubs follow a bar or nightclub format, sometimes renting an entire existing bar for scheduled events.
This often relegates these activities to suburbia, where bars in large industrial parks which attract a mainstream clientele during weekdays would otherwise sit empty or closed on weekends when offices shut down. There are three standard formats: the bar/nightclub, usually smaller, in city centres and focused around a dance floor; the spa format which has pools, jacuzzis, saunas and steam rooms and where people strip on entry; and the country club format, which is out-of-town, usually serves a free buffet and may include elements of the first two as well as offering large play spaces.History According to Terry Gould's The Lifestyle: A Look at the Erotic Rites of Swingers (ISBN 1552094820), swinging began among U. Air Force pilots and their wives during World War II.
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.
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For the musical connotation see swing (music)Swinging, sometimes referred to in North America as the swinging lifestyle or simply the lifestyle (although this simplified term is also used by people into Leather and BDSM), includes a wide range of sexual activities conducted between three or more people.
Scientific research into swinging has been conducted in the USA since the late 1960s.
It has consistently found that swingers have better pair-bonds than monogamous couples.
potentially those swinging couples who had stronger relationships would be motivated to complete the questionnaire, or alternatively the stress that swinging may place on a marriage means that only those with higher than average levels of commitment to their partners are able to remain married whilst swinging; additionally, couples that have jealousy or strife issues caused by swinging will not usually stay in the swinging lifestyle).Half of those who rated their relationship very happy before becoming swingers maintained it had become even happier.90% of those with less happy relationships said swinging improved them.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.This signifies that rejection of a sexual proposal does not require justification and must always be respected.Violation of the ground rules can occasion immediate expulsion.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.There was no difference between the responses of men and women, although more males (70%) than females completed the survey.(Bergstrand & Williams, Today's Alternative Marriage Styles: The Case of Swingers, Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, Vol.3, 10 October 2000 ).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.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.