Swinging refers to the act of a committed or married couple indulging in sex with another couple or individual with the full consent of both partners. Research shows the idea of experimentation with group sex is usually driven by the male in a heterosexual relationship over 75 percent of the time.

This particular preference presents many challenges to a relationship including possible feelings of jealousy, low self-esteem, and issues with trust. Some couples, however, report that the act of swinging or indulging in group sex does the opposite for them, increasing the women’s confidence and allowing husbands to see their wives in a new light, strengthening their commitment to one another. It all depends on the couple and their reasons for participating.