Over 60 swingers

Estimates of the size of the swinging population vary widely.

The results of a national on-line survey of 1092 swingers are discussed. It is concluded that swingers surveyed are the white, middle-class, middle-aged, church-going segment of the population reported in earlier studies, but when it comes to attitudes about sex and marriage they are less racist, less sexist, and less heterosexist than the general population.They have been found to be predominantly conservative to moderate in political orientation and to identify with the Republican party (Bartell, 1970; Jenks,1986 cited in Jenks, 1998; Friendship Express, 1994).The majority fall into the middle to upper-middle classes and tend to be in professional and management positions (Friendship Express, 1994; Jenks 1985; Levitt, 1988, Murstein, 1978; Weiss, 1983).Questions from the General Social Survey are used to compare political, social, and sexual attitudes of swingers with the general population in the U. Measures of marital and general life satisfaction from the G. Swinging appears to make the vast majority of swingers' marriages happier, and swingers rate the happiness of their marriages and life satisfaction generally as higher than the non-swinging population. A preliminary attempt is also made to determine the level of childhood abuse and family dysfunction in the backgrounds of swingers.

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