A swinging craze is sweeping across the European continent as sharing the most intimate and erotic moments with a long-term partner has become a new sexy sensation, according to results from a survey released today.
The survey, conducted by VictoriaMilan – a dating website for married and attached people looking to have an affair – asked 4907 of its active female members from swinging couples across Europe about their swinging habits.
Irish couples come up seventh in the Top 10 countries who are eh, "generous" in the boudoir, with one-quarter of the women surveyed saying that they would love to include an extra body or two in their sex lives.
Couples from France are most likely to swing, with more than a third of married and attached couples living it up in the swinger community.
Norway follows just behind France with 31.5% of adventurous couples getting in on the swinging action and just over one-quarter of couples in the Netherlands have enjoyed opening their bedroom door to other couples.
Here's the top 10 swinging countries...
France 33.8 %
Norway 31.5 %
Netherlands 26.8 %
Denmark 27.5 %
Finland 26.7 %
Belgium 25.2 %
Ireland 25.0 %
Sweden 23.8 %
UK 22.2 %
Spain 20.2 %
The most popular activity of swinging couples is to watch each other have sex – with nearly half the couples (49.0%) agreeing this is the hottest scenario.
Just 14% say they will have sex with members of the other couple separately, and just 16% say a foursome is likely to occur.
Founder and CEO of Victoria Milan, Sigurd Vedal, said swinging is a true demonstration of trust, love and liberation between long term couples, and that everyone should try it at least once.
When couples swing, they are not hiding their wild fantasies from their long term partner – they are involving them, and our members tell us it is almost always a pleasant and satisfying experience,” Mr Vedal said.
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