Swinging why the name??

Swinging why the name??

    | Apr 27, 2020
kjst55  

Couple Man 56yrs Woman 54yrs
Does anyone know why it is called swinging? I understand some of us guys might be gorillas 😜😜, But seriously does anyone have the answer?

Thanks
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thewiseman   Man 62yrs

I stopped playing with swings and swinging when I was 15yo🤷‍♂️
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SuperFoxxxy   Woman 48yrs

I'm pretty sure..

Swinging is another name for swapping.. You know keys, wives, husbands, partners, body fluids That type of thing Also named after mood swings. When one has had enough of their patners moods, they swing/swap for a new one. Lol!

Ms Foxy

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kjst55  

Couple Man 56yrs Woman 54yrs

Super Fox


Lol swapping when sick of the partners moods, most times the males would be left home..😳😳.

I have heard of swapping, keys etc but where did the swinging term come from? I don’t remember hearing about the swing chair in the 80s


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bianca_dd   Woman 57yrs

try the swinging 60's




to the best of my very limited knowledge the term was coined from and during the 'swinging 60's" which obviously referred to the 1960's rise of popular music. However, it was also a popular pastime to men to chuck their keys (motel, hotel, car or house keys) into a bowl and women would draw them out and go with whoever owned the keys. Rude, naughty people but it is what it is babe.
Now you just get online or via app and arrange a root lol. Technology huh?
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The_Antichrist   Man 41yrs

I see the definition closer to a grandfather clock..the swinging pendulum being the metaphor......

One partner to the next....
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AnnieWhichway   TV/CD 56yrs

does there need to be a reason

Iike who called sex, sex?

And who's responsible for calling a vagina, a vagina?

Calling a dick a dick makes sense, after all act like a sick, well it just goes ith some these males
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AnnieWhichway   TV/CD 56yrs

...ugh

you get the gist l think
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SpicyKale  

Couple Man 45yrs Woman 40yrs

Not sure, but I really like anti's definition! It just sits well with me 😊

People have been doing this for centuries, we tend to forget that... I've heard it mentioned that "modern swinging" as we know started in the US army bases during the Second World War as a way of looking after fellow servicemens wives when husbands were away! Probably complete bull shit, but a nice thought. I think if my history knowledge is half way correct it was grounds for court marshal if your wife stayed!
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SpicyKale  

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*strayed! Bloody auto correct 🙄
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Phoenix_Rising   Woman 38yrs

I don’t know but when I first heard it I though it was something adults did that involved actual swings...and I guess sometimes it is....

Ms Phoenix.
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kjst55  

Couple Man 56yrs Woman 54yrs

Ms_Falconer

It was something wife and l were talking about .....like most things in life where does the name come from...but it gets a conversation going 🤔🤔😜😜
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kjst55  

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SpicyKale

Yes always lots of stories, like they talk about leaving the washing powder OMO in the window to say when
“Old Man Overseas”

Some will be true some false but why let the truth get in the way of a good story 🤔🤔😂
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Sawadee   Man 57yrs

Unlike Tarzan...

... who stopped at Jane , others just kept on swinging from tree to tree ? Good as theory as any ?
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Tall_n_Hard  

Man 63yrs

I'm inclined to agree...

with Bianca. My memories seems to refer it back to the carefree days of the 'swinging 60's", when there were no second thoughts about having casual and plentiful sex...

Tall
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SpicyKale  

Couple Man 45yrs Woman 40yrs

jkst55, completely agree it's a great conversation starter! I love history and people's read on how things started no matter the topic... you've got to admit it's better than, "how's the weather?" A good yarn is the Aussie way 😬

Tall, makes a lot of sense! The introduction of the birth control pill and the liberties that came with it. Don't know about the idea of key parties.... wonder if you avoided the Volvo keys 😳
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camper58   Man 61yrs

OMO




Quoting 'kjst55'

Yes always lots of stories, like they talk about leaving the washing powder OMO in the window to say when
“Old Man Overseas”

Some will be true some false but why let the truth get in the way of a good story 🤔🤔😂

I like this one, but always believed it was "Old Man Out", not overseas. As for the guys, just turn the OMO box up side down to say "Old Woman Out". OMO, so versatile.
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usebi

When I was in High School

It was "meet you over the park by the swings"
Works for me
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woody_pusscat   Couple Man 58yrs Woman 54yrs

Definition of Swinging

This may interest you.

The meaning of the word ‘swing’ and ‘swinger’ have gone through several metamorphoses in the last century or so. The following is the earliest reference I could find in a respectable source for the origin of the word ‘swing.’: “Swing . . . . almost certainly was southern black slang for sex long before the turn of the century” (Rawson). So, form whatever mental picture you wish – this was in all likelihood the root of the expression ‘swinger.’

By 1918 ‘swing’ was used as a verb meaning to perform very well as a good jazz musician does.<“It is appropriate that gifted, gravel-voiced Herschel Bernardi should swing eight times a week in this particular hit.”—Walter Wager>. In the 1930s and 1940s ‘swing’ developed into a style of jazz played by big bands. By about 1935 ‘swing’ had become a verb at first meaning to play music in the style of swing jazz, but then more generally to have a ‘strong but easy and pleasant impetus.’ <“Chaucer and jazz are quite similar; they both swing, they both have the same punch, vitality, and guts.”—‘Jazz World’>. By 1957 swing which had begun as Black English for having a good time, enjoying oneself to the extreme, as at a party, had begun to come into general use. And this was the meaning of the expression that I was familiar with at the time, and believe was most familiar to the general public.

By the mid 1960s the meaning of ‘swing’ had branched off in two directions, and the associated ‘swinger’ had two meanings. The only one I, and probably most, were familiar with at the time was ‘the sense of a person who is lively in an unrestrained way.’ A very popular car in the 1960s was the ‘Dodge Swinger’ and I owned one. Also in the mid sixties ‘to swing’ came to mean to have sex. But the more conservative meaning of swing was far, far more well-known and Dodge, I’m sure, wouldn’t have made the disastrous faux-pas of naming their car ‘swinger’ if that expression had be generally recognized at the time it was introduced as: One who engaged in promiscuous sex with various partners (either serially, or all at once) and/or engaged in husband-and-wife swapping parties, and/or bisexual activity).<“The sexual revolution is not new; people have been swinging as long as they are on this earth.”—Rona Jaffe>. By the end of the 1970s, though, most people were aware of the second meaning of ‘swinger.’ And I don’t believe that, the Dodge Swinger ever made it into the 1980s.

A few related ‘swinger’ expressions are/were (some are dated): ‘swing both ways’– bisexual; ‘swing party’– three or more swingers get together (i.e. an orgy); Plato’s retreat, a ‘swingers club’ in New York City, featured 20 ‘mini-swing’ rooms, each able to accommodate one to three couples; unmarried, or single swingers, were known as ‘swingles’ and made the ‘swingle scene’ at ‘swingle bars’ (which were indistinguishable from ‘singles bars’).

A typical 1970s swinger’s ad read: “VERY INTERESTING MARRIED young cpl in 30s seek attr cpls versatile gals extra select males for discreet friendship and swinging fun. No fatties weirdos.” (‘Ace,’ circa 1976)

(Chapman’s Dictionary of American Slang, Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology, Cassell’s Dictionary of Slang, Rawson’s Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk)


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kjst55  

Couple Man 56yrs Woman 54yrs

Woody_pussycat

Wow great reply, hope finding this reply helped you fill the day in
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bianca_dd   Woman 57yrs

@ woody_pussycat




I was intrigued by the Dodge "swinger' so I googled it. No wonder you sold it lol.

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