History of Swinging
The origins of the term "swinging" was at first used by a Minister who told his congregation that there was an "evil and immoral" group of people who were
"swinging" from bed to bed - like the monkeys do from trees. He thought that he discovered a new evil deed, but little did he know people have
been spicing up their sex lives for centuries and since the beginning of time when cavemen share their cave women with each other.
In all seriousness, It is not possible to say when and how swinging started. However, there are documented pictures and writing about orgies in Ancient Rome, Egypt Cleopatra's wild sexual life, and who could forget Caligula!!!
It's generally accepted that modern day swinging became popular around the middle of the 20th century by US Army Wives! Yes, we owe it
all to the military. Some say that the first real group of swingers were the lonely housewives and pilots in their barracks, to this day it's an unspoken tradition that higher ranked officers may have sex with wives of their subordinates, where and when they want.
In the 60s, they were called "Wife Swappers" - because they would do just that, swap and pass wives. Later, the term "Swinging" became common use, another popular term created in this era is "Swinging Lifestyle", as it reflects a conscious decision to live a way of life.
Soon, swinging as a recreational activity spread like a wild fire - by 1970, there were public swing groups in nearly every city across the globe. The word and adjective "swinging" was no longer associated with "lively or trendy", it became being associated with "wife swapping and having fun with other couples". For example, if you told someone let's, "have a swinging good time", it usually meant let's share our sexual partners
By the 1990s, there were hundreds of sex clubs and organized sex parties, put interest couples in touch and facilitated the growth of the swinging lifestyle. In addition, with the rise of the Internet finding sexual partners was much easier.
The swinging community has grown and is now greatly accepted, the lifestyle is no longer considered "wrong, immoral, or "dirty". Swinging is considered recreational as having dinner together. It's something that you enjoy together with other people - like a good bottle of wine or a great movie. We're at a point in history where people share their sexual adventures, Wifebucket is a testimonial to that!