There was no difference between the responses of men and women, although more males (70%) than females completed the survey.
Due to the risks of jealousy, swingers most often prefer the lifestyle be something to be used as an enhancement to an already-stable relationship.
In the words of one in the lifestyle:"if the marriage is in need of repair, I wouldn't suggest this is the time to explore swinging."—Few major public health concerns are associated with swingers according to lifestyle advocates.
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.
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.
A substantial portion of swingers focus on massage and other activities that are unlikely to transmit those STD's that are most difficult to treat.Etiquette Some swingers consider the Lifestyle to be a distinct subculture.
The 'prime directive' in swinging is "No means no".
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.
Condom use between new partners is strictly enforced by many swingers clubs.