Wife swapping – otherwise known as swinging. There is no definitive answer to how many US couples have engaged in this activity. Temple University researchers surveyed 2,270 U.S. adults and found that 4 percent reported CNM (Consensual Non-monogamy). So that means that one in every 25 US couples has tried swinging.
What is wife swapping?
A non-monogamous behavior that has been practiced for ages, though in many forms, is the idea of wife or partner switching. The practice started when John Dee and Edward Kelley exchanged their wives in the 16th century after entering into a formal arrangement. In this, both singles and couples have sex with other people. It’s sometimes referred to as swinging.
How common is wife swapping?
The phrase “swinging” is more common than “wife swapping.” The evidence we have suggests that swinging as an activity is quite uncommon in the United States. As mentioned earlier, swinging is something that only an estimated 4% of adults have tried.
What caused the development of wife swapping?
Some believe that the swinging phenomena, or at least its more widespread debate and practice, emerged during the sexual revolution of the 1960s, which was made feasible by the development of the pill contraceptive and the widespread adoption of safer sex practices at the time.
Why do some women like wife swapping?
If you’re wondering why someone would choose to practice wife swapping, the following are the reasons:
- It offers unsatisfied individuals a chance to “cheat” without feeling bad.
- They are allowed to have sexual relations with new people, which may be liberating for someone who’s bored of having sex with their long-term partner
- Some people find it exciting to watch their lover engage in sexual activity with another person.
Why is wife swapping so popular in India?
The popularity of “wife swapping,” a current trend in India, is rising as a result of the opportunity it provides for first-time sexual encounters. Many couples are looking for opportunities to interact sexually with other couples and meet new couples.
The prevalence of arranged marriages in India, as well as the generally conservative social values, mean that many people lack sexual experience outside of their marriages, and they may have some fantasies about sleeping with other people.
Furthermore, in India, divorce is not widely accepted. These factors mean that if couples want to sleep around, it may be easier if they get consent from each other, so they can avoid what could otherwise end up as a messy shameful divorce.
What is the Catholic Church’s position on wife swapping?
The Catholic Church does not condone wife swapping. In fact, it views this practice as a form of adultery. The Church teaches that marriage is a sacred union between one man and one woman. Therefore, any sexual activity outside of this union is considered sinful. While the Church does not condone wife swapping, it does offer forgiveness to those who repent for their sins.