Some couples see swinging as a healthy outlet and a means to strengthen their relationship.
Others regard such activities as merely social and recreational interaction with others.
Swingers in the lifestyle engage in casual sex with others for a variety of reasons.
For many, an advantage is the increased quality, quantity and frequency of sex.
Attitudes to casual sex range from conservative and religious views, the extreme of which may result in imprisonment or even capital punishment for sexual relations outside heterosexual marriage, to liberal or libertarian views, the extreme of which is free love.
Because automobile ownership boomed and the number of options for dating venues, such as movie theaters and jazz halls, increased significantly during this time, parental involvement in the courtship process began to decrease.
Overall, there was a perception that sexual norms are far more permissive on spring break vacation than at home, providing an atmosphere of greater sexual freedom and the opportunity for engaging in new sexual experiences.
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Swinging can take place in various contexts, ranging from a spontaneous sexual activity at an informal social gathering of friends to a regular social gathering in a sex club (or swinger club), private residence, or other pre-arranged location such as a hotel, a resort, or a cruise ship.
In the United States, one-time sexual encounters among college-aged students are growing increasingly common; nearly 70% of people in this age group have partaken in casual sex at least once because of their newfound adult identities and freedom to explore their sexualities.
This allowed for casual hookups to become a more common occurrence in the teen and young adult dating experience.
The young adults of the 1920s found the Victorian era sexual script and moral codes to be oppressive, and thus the liberated flapper and vamp personas were born.
Most religions disapprove of sex outside marriage (see religion and sexuality), and the consequences range from very serious to none.