Swinging: A Study of Decision Making in Marriage

  title={Swinging: A Study of Decision Making in Marriage},
  author={Anne-Marie Henshel},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={885 - 891}
  • A. Henshel
  • Published 1 January 1973
  • Education
  • American Journal of Sociology
This article examines decision-making patterns in marriage with regard to involvement in group sex or swinging. Twenty-five Toronto wives constitute the sample studied. It is found that husbands have an advantage on the three indicators of decision making used in this study: they more frequently are the first of the two spouses to learn of swinging, they tend to be the first to suggest swinging as an alternative for them, and they are more frequently the ones to reach the final decision leading… 

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