Even given the low estimates of half a percent -- that equals 1.5 million in the U. alone, or about 1 out of every 100 people of a sexually active age.
Many swingers, especially females, are active in the Life Style due to bisexual curiosity.
Most swingers have a story about just such an occurrence.
It usually goes something like this: "My wife and I go to swinger's parties often and one party we went to was great -- until our neighbor and his wife walked in.
In the past it was quite difficult and time consuming to meet like-minded people using the magazines gleaned from the adult bookstores and that made it easy to give up.
With the Internet, you're only a few clicks away from finding thousands of swingers who are just what you're looking for.
The taboo that society places on everything it categorizes as "out of the norm" has kept both homosexuals and swingers in the closet. Perhaps in a few years, it will be the "in thing" to be a swinger.
As the quality of swinger events, websites and clubs improves, more people are willing to join the fun. Swing Life yields pages of matches, many of which are within a mile of where you are. Numerous studies and polls give widely varying results on how many swingers there really are.