In the USA, many off-premise clubs follow a bar or nightclub format, sometimes renting an entire existing bar for scheduled events.This often relegates these activities to suburbia, where bars in large industrial parks which attract a mainstream clientele during weekdays would otherwise sit empty or closed on weekends when offices shut down. There are three standard formats: the bar/nightclub, usually smaller, in city centres and focused around a dance floor; the spa format which has pools, jacuzzis, saunas and steam rooms and where people strip on entry; and the country club format, which is out-of-town, usually serves a free buffet and may include elements of the first two as well as offering large play spaces.History According to Terry Gould's The Lifestyle: A Look at the Erotic Rites of Swingers (ISBN 1552094820), swinging began among U. Air Force pilots and their wives during World War II.Half of those who rated their relationship very happy before becoming swingers maintained it had become even happier.90% of those with less happy relationships said swinging improved them.Condom use between new partners is strictly enforced by many swingers clubs.
The 'prime directive' in swinging is "No means no".Swinging activities can include having sex with a partner while being watched; watching others have sex (perhaps with the above mentioned partner); kissing, stroking, or having oral sex with a third or fourth person (called soft swinging); or having penetrative sex with someone other than one's partner (Full Swap), which is the commonly understood definition of swinging.Typically, swinging activities occur when a married (or otherwise committed) couple engages with a similar couple or a single individual. Sex on these occasions is often referred to as play.In the US and UK it is often regarded as impolite to touch without asking, whereas in continental Europe both touching and gently but firmly removing a touching hand are widely regarded as polite non-verbal communication in the playroom context.Subgroups The neutrality of this section is disputed.Please view the article's talk page.Urban swingers Traditionally swinger clubs have been accepting of all ages and body types.