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Sexual Swinger Parties Growing In Popularity In UK

| by Michael Allen

"Swinging" may sound like throwback to the pre-AIDS 1970s when couples engaged in spouse swapping, but the practice is alive and well in the UK.

There are reportedly over one million folks swapping partners in homes and in adult nightclubs in the UK. The sex with strangers can include up to 100 couples at a time.

“Increasingly there is less of a stigma associated with swinging,” George Wells, who runs sex swapping parties in London, told the Express.

Wells, who charges couples about $220 dollars per couple, added, "It has moved on a lot from the 1970s, there is a lot less body hair for a start."

The swingers are usually in their 40s and 50s, but Wells says he also puts on events for younger adults in a “playroom” which features a giant bed.

"It is really just something else to do together, like going on holiday, and nothing to be ashamed of," Wells explained.

There are possibly over 300 swinger clubs in the UK, some frequented by athletes, politicians and celebrities.

However, some singles will bring a friend just to get in, but then the friend, called "a ticket," will not engage in sex. This sort of trickery is looked down upon by swingers.

Other no-nos include bad breath, acting pushy and getting completely drunk.

Some couples claim the sexual swapping spices up their marriage.

The dark side of swinging reared its ugly head last Friday when a 35-year-old man was found not breathing in a swimming pool at an upscale swingers' party in Radlett, England.

The BBC notes that the swinging promoters tried to revive the man, but he later died at a local hospital.

Sources: Express, BBC
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