Earlier this week, ABC Nightline’s JuJu Chang featured a special report on the secret world of provocative swinging parties and married couples who ‘Swap.’
“Nightline” went inside the top secret world of swingers — as guests, not participants — to a highly provocative masquerade party at a hotel in New York City hosted by a group called Behind Closed Doors.
National surveys suggest as many as 60 percent of marriages involve cheating. One study conducted by the University of Washington Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors showed that in the last two decades, the number of unfaithful wives under the age of 30 increased by 20 percent and number of unfaithful husbands under 30 increased by 45 percent.
Yet every swinger “Nightline” spoke with said they have a cure for that. They said their relationships are more spicy, more honest and more secure because they swap partners.
The couples said they don’t find anything wrong with monogamy, but they were looking for something more exciting and raw.
Janel and Stevens of Edgewater, N.J.(photo above), are both in their 30s and have been together for nearly two years. She manages properties and Stevens is a disc jockey. When they attended Behind Closed Doors’ party, they engaged in so-called “soft swapping.”
“So we do not engage in penetration,” she said. “It’s a comfort level. We flirt, we hug, we kiss, but there’s nothing much further than that.”
Janel said swinging works for her and Stevens because it’s something they can do together.
It usually costs about $200 for a ticket to one of Behind Closed Doors’ parties and there’s an etiquette involved. Only single women or couples are allowed inside, but no men who are flying solo.