Swinging is fun, sexy and a little bit naughty. But their are also health risks of swinging that you should know about and these include your physical and mental health.

We do not want to scare anyone off swinging with this blog but whenever you meet any stranger for sex, there are always some things to be cautious of, such as your health and mental wellness.

Swinging isn’t just a free and single person looking for a one night stand. It’s a happily married couple who are inviting someone else into their sex life. So we are going to share with you the health risks of swinging so you can make up your mind whether or not the Swinging Lifestyle is for you.

Health Risks.

We all know that hooking up is risky to begin with. Each time we hookup with a stranger we met online, we’re putting our sexual health at risk.

Yes, we could protect ourselves by purchasing protection beforehand. But when we’re aroused, how likely are we to use it? Condoms break and when two people are hot and horny, they may just throw caution to the wind and go full steam ahead (and there is no shame in that!).

With swinging, the same risks to your health exist – but they also exist for your partner, too. All of  a sudden, there are more responsibilities. Health risks include Herpes, crabs and even HIV.

That said, while some would want you to think that the health risks are higher when swinging; this isn’t necessarily true. Yes, each couple you meet at a sex party has probably had sex with other couples in the past and they’ve probably hooked up numerous times.

But swinging isn’t some debauched sex orgy where no one takes precautions. It’s also not illicit, casual sex down an alleyway.

Everyone involved is usually very careful with their sexual health. They want to have fun, and they don’t want to get infected.

So, generally you can trust swingers. But you must always protect yourself because sexual health is a serious subject. Once you get sick yourself, your life as a swinger is over.

A common health concern that tends to be raised is that of Herpes, and we want to share more on this with you below.

Herpes and Swinging.

Swinging and herpes don’t go hand-in-hand. But whenever you have sex with strangers, there’s always the risk that you may contract an STI.

The thing with herpes that scares everyone is that, once you’ve got the virus, you cannot get rid of it. It’s there for life. As such, most people will do anything they can to avoid getting it.

There are two types of Herpes:

  • HSV1
  • HSV2

HSV1 is the most visible and apparent. It forms cold sores on your lips. Therefore, whenever you know that someone has regular cold sores, there’s a chance they have herpes. Naturally, cold sores can arise due to other viruses, so you mustn’t jump to conclusions.

HSV2, on the other hand, manifests itself in the form of itchy genital bumps. However, HSV1 can also form below the waist, too, which can make self-diagnosis difficult.

Herpes is super contagious in both its forms. It spreads really easily, and you can catch it just by touching someone else. You can also catch it by sharing their drink, their utensils and – of course – by kissing them or engaging in other sexual activities with them.

You don’t need to be going through a herpes outbreak to spread it, but it’s more potent during an outbreak. In fact, there’s every chance that someone who has herpes but who isn’t currently suffering from an active outbreak could kiss you and not pass the disease onto you.

Herpes may be a confidence killer, but it is not life threatening.

Herpes is widespread, with 60% of middle-aged adults having some form of the virus.

This means that more than one out of two people have it. Worse still, not everyone who has herpes is diagnosed. Why? Because when someone tests for herpes, they need to be suffering from an active outbreak to return a positive result.

Of course, anyone who goes to a swingers party should be mature enough to do all they can to protect others if they have the herpes virus. Therefore, you would hope that your chances of meeting someone with herpes at a swingers party are minimal.

If you think you’ve got herpes, go and talk to your doctor. They can recommend you treatments to help keep outbreaks in check, and they can also suggest medications that will lower the risk of you passing the virus onto others.

If you have herpes and an outbreak occurs, don’t go to a swingers party. Not only will you probably spread it, but you’ll also develop an unwanted reputation for turning up with an STI.

At SwingSocial.co we take health seriously and as such we encourage all our members to undergo regular health checks to ensure the safety of themselves and our swinging community. Members who turn up to parties and are taking a risk with their health and putting other members at risk will be asked to leave and will be banned from SwingSocial. That is how serious we are about our members health and safety!

Emotional Risks.

If your relationship has been filled with stress and tension recently, swinging is not a good idea. Some couples think that swinging can spice up their sex life and put some fun back into their flagging relationship. This rarely – if ever – works out.

If your relationship is currently suffering from some turbulence, we highly recommend you seek counseling. It could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Communication is key in any relationship. If the two of you have spoken at length about swinging, and have actively listened to each other and understand where you’re both coming from, swinging could work. On the other hand, if communication has always been an issue, we strongly advise you to avoid swinging. There’s so much at stake. What happens if your partner accuses you of something during a sex party and you get defensive? Suddenly, an argument erupts.

If neither of you are good at handling arguments, swinging isn’t a good idea. On the other hand, if your relationship is built on a solid platform of communication, make sure to go over all the potential pros and cons before taking the plunge.

Do you trust your partner unequivocally? Do they trust you? 

How much do you trust them? And what kind of rules are you going to set when you start swinging?

When you go to a Swinger Party, you need to clearly define some boundaries. In other words, what you will and will not do. It might be okay to have a threesome, for example, but you might decide it’s not okay to for your partner to go and have sex with someone else without you being present.

If they then break that trust during the party, it’s going to cause a rupture.

At SwingSocial.co we have experienced and seen first hand situations where one half of a couple got along with someone new at a sex party, but the other half didn’t. In fact, the other half really didn’t like this new person. But because no rule had been created beforehand that stipulated neither could make a friend with anyone whom the other person disliked, arguments ensued. The half who liked this person wanted to keep them as a friend, while the other said they weren’t comfortable with it.

It made for a messy situation.

Lots of things happen at sex parties. ‘Rules’ sometimes go out of the window and people get carried away. It’s only if you trust your partner 100% that you should start swinging. Otherwise, the danger is always there that they will break your trust forever.

So, now you know a little more about the health risks of swinging (physical health and mental health).

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