Swingers have been around for so long that the term “swingers” or “swinging” did not mean to swap sexual partners. The term “swing” or “swinger” had a different meaning in the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, so much so, that it was taboo for a woman to be called a swinger. The term took on a very different meaning in the 60’s and you can read more about that in the online swinger’s magazine. Mainstream has not accepted the swinging lifestyle, so most people don’t broadcast that they are swingers out of fear of being ostracized by their family and peers. But, every now and again you hear about a famous person who was a swinger or celebrity couples that embrace the lifestyle.
The most famous swinging couple known to mainstream is Will and Jada Smith. They have been hounded by the media for years because they are known as active swingers. There was even a rumor that Will Smith was dating Gabrielle Union while filming Bad Boys II, and Jada didn’t mind. Shirley MacLaine, a well-known actress, singer, author and activist, opened up to Oprah about her 30 year open marriage that she shared with husband Steve Parker. Buck Henry, the actor, writer and movie director, was a member of Plato’s Retreat in New York. We all heard the news about Stephen Hawking, a famous physicist, cosmologist and author, who visited the California swingers club Freedom Acres where he pleasured himself with young naked dancers who performed privately for him. Then there is the realty star Donn Gunvalson from the Real Housewives of O.C, he and his wife are going through a divorce and we are now learning that he is actually a regular at the same swingers club Stephen Hawkins visited, Freedom Acres in Devore, California.
Robert Heinlein, the science fiction writer who died in 1988 was also a swinger. I have even read somewhere that Ben Franklin was a swinger and who can forget Hugh Hefner. Hugh has always had at least 3 girlfriends at a time and has thrown wild, crazy parties and orgies at the playboy mansion. Do you know of any celebrity couples or famous people then and now who are swingers? We would love to hear from you.