Not only are couples in the UK less likely to take up the sexual lifestyle, they also start later at around the age of 45
Brits are less into swinging than other Europeans – and those that do take it up wait until they are around 45.
That is 10 years older than most on the continent, a poll of 3,000 people found.
And Germans were three times more likely than Brits to be swingers. Just half a million in the UK take part.
While 95% overall were in a long-term relationship, only 10% felt it had suffered.
But most swingers keep their sexual habit a secret - six in 10 do not admit to swinging and only four per cent would tell another family member.
Sixty per cent of women swingers say they are bisexual, compared to just 17 per cent of male swingers.
One in two swingers said they still have unfulfilled sexual fantasies. Kylie Minogue was the only celebrity cited as part of a swingers unfulfilled fantasy.
Julian Woolley, marketing manager for Spice Lanzarote, said: “The object of our survey is to demystify a massive sector of Europe.
To the uninitiated it seems hidden and underground, a dark, secret and sordid twilight world. However the reality is somewhat different. In Europe it is more representative of the mindset that ushered in the sexual revolutions of the 20s and 60s.
The reality is that an honest relationship today is one where couples can discuss their sexual fantasies with their partner. From then the boundary is a blurred one, between the ones that experiment further and those that don’t.
This survey provides some insight into the millions of people that do, possibly your neighbours, colleagues, local business owners, teachers, civil servants, lawyers, waiters, close friends and the person standing next to you right now.