From the Author
The most current and accurate guide to swinging activities in the world.
This is THE primary directory for any journalist or academic needing a starting point for a first hand examination of the grass roots sexual subculture known as "the lifestyle."
For couples thinking about attending a lifestyle party, convention, or holiday, there is no better place to look for options than this volume.
As for couples who are already in the swinging lifestyle and perhaps traveling across the continent or overseas, this book should be in your suitcase--right beside your Frommer's Guide.
Hundreds of clubs in 47 states and 20 countries are listed, with detailed descriptions of each club, a contact phone number, and an Email address.
In addition, there are separate sections on swing publications, events, and resorts, as well as a measured chapter that defines the subculture, gives its history, profiles its participants, and offers cautionary words about the necessity for strictly adhering to its etiquette.
There are now millions of mainstream people who are "in the lifestyle," and most of them do follow that etiquette, believing they live in a certain STYLE that melds their conservative family values--matrimony, children, emotional monogamy--with the erotic cultivation of their marriages by attending the subculture's events.
Nevertheless, roughly ten per cent of the couples in the lifestyle do not actually swing.
They just like dressing for the beach or the harem and going to parties where Bacchic titillation is the norm.
If you want to get a handle on how to meet some of the warm and walking people in the lifestyle--swinging or non-swinging--this is the book.