Table 1

Characteristics, sexual (risk) behaviour and STI of 289 swingers by sex

 Men (n=147)Women (142)Missing dataTotal (n=289)
 Age <45 years405958820049141*
 Low education1319162227771441
 Swing duration 3 or more years74108679561670203
 Ever swinged at swingers club7711377109 77222
 Ever swinged at home party8111985120 83239
 Swing times in past 6 months, 6 or more456651731248139
Risk behaviour in past 6 months925
 Sex with male swing partners273988125 57164*
 Sex with female swing partners8812977109 82238
Group sex515
 No group sex45664463 45129
 Group sex with condom27402840 2880
 Group sex without condom28412839 2880
Six or more partners while swinging54805476205954156
Use of sex toys42614057144141118
No condom use vaginal sex57845680226357164
STI diagnosis in past 12 months00
 CT461319 925*
 NG4668 514
 CT and/or NG8121724 1336*
STI ever (self-reported)385641581439114
  • *p<0.05, **p<0.001, indicates differences between men and women.

  • CT, Chlamydia trachomatis; NG, Neisseria gonorrhoeae.