A sexual practice defined as having multiple sexual partners outside of an established relationship.

Swinging is different to polyamory in the sense that people who swing are meant to avoid developing romantic or emotional attachments to their sexual partners.

Couples will often engage in swinging as a couple and attend swinging events/ parties together.


Billy and Linda were swingers who led very active sex lives, attending multiple sex parties every week.

In order to avoid developing feelings for their sexual partners, Billy and Linda went so far as to use alias’ when they attended sex parties.

They believed that it would be impossible to develop feelings if someone didn’t even know their real name.