Britain’s oldest swingers have enjoyed more than 300 wild parties since the 70′s

June 7, 2010 | by | 26 Comments

Britain’s oldest married swingers are celebrating 30 years of ”total and utter hedonism” and are stilling enjoying partner-swapping parties – aged in their 70s.

Retired Ian and Jean Smith – dubbed the ‘King and Queen of the Swingers’ – have taken part in more than 300 ”wild” sex parties since the 1970s.

The couple, who have eight grandchildren, say their appetite for ”no strings” sex has only increased with age.

But they credit their ”open relationship” and ”free and easy” attitude as the secret to a long and happy marriage.

Dad-of-four Ian, 70, a former delivery driver, said: ”I admit we’re a little older than most ‘swingers’, but we’re not over the hill quite yet.

”We love going out, meeting new people and, of course, getting to know those people intimately if the situation or opportunity arises.

”That’s why our relationship is so strong. We trust one other implicitly, but understand each other’s need for extra-marital encounters.”

Jean, 75, a former dance teacher, added: ”Letting a counsellor into all the intimate details of your life is considered acceptable, but is far more damaging and intrusive than spending a few hours in the company of someone else.”

The couple, from Buckhurst Hill, London, visited their first swinger’s party less than six months after they tied the knot.

Over the next 30 years, they became regular faces on the swinging circuit across London and Essex – often ”meeting” people half their age.

But they became the UK’s oldest official swingers last year after joining the casual dating website, www.forgetdinner.co.uk.

They now attend around one event a month which is organised through the site, which encourages members to skip small talk and head straight to bed.

A spokesman for the site said: ”Jean and Ian have been members of Forget Dinner since 2009, and I can confirm that they are our oldest married members – and the oldest known swinging couple in Britain.”

Despite their age, Ian and Jean show no signs of slowing down and vow to continue swinging for as long as physically able.

But Ian admitted: ”Our children know but they prefer to say nothing about it – I guess it doesn’t matter how old you get, you can still be embarrassed by mum and dad.”

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  1. Susan says:

    I think it's healthy to have such an open, exciting relationship at their age. Each to their own, we all have our little secrets and it's great to see they are part of a site that caters for their needs!

  2. Susan says:

    I think it's healthy to have such an open, exciting relationship at their age. Each to their own, we all have our little secrets and it's great to see they are part of a site that caters for their needs!

  3. Bully for them! It's great to see older people still having fun and enjoying life. Huzzah!

  4. Bully for them! It's great to see older people still having fun and enjoying life. Huzzah!

  5. dave says:

    I have a hard time believing thier children are embarassed, ashamed would suit more accordingly.

    This type of sexual behavior is kept secret for a reason.

    • The only chance that they might be ashamed is if they’re uptight and repressed as you seem to be.
      I’m 71 and have always enjioyed all the aspects of being alive.
      Too bad for you as, it seems you’ve chosen to be judgemental and miss out on a lot of those parts of life.

  6. dave says:

    I have a hard time believing thier children are embarassed, ashamed would suit more accordingly.

    This type of sexual behavior is kept secret for a reason.

  7. JustJss says:

    A. I think it's great.

    B. It is a simple thing to prove that they aren't the oldest, no matter what the guy at 'Forget Dinner' says. See:

    http://www.intotemptation.net/2010/06/09/oldest-s

  8. JustJss says:

    A. I think it's great.

    B. It is a simple thing to prove that they aren't the oldest, no matter what the guy at 'Forget Dinner' says. See:

    http://www.intotemptation.net/2010/06/09/oldest-s

  9. mark says:

    Healthy, until you get an STD or run across a Joran VanDersloot who beats the life out of you.

  10. mark says:

    Healthy, until you get an STD or run across a Joran VanDersloot who beats the life out of you.

  11. k mayer says:

    Good Lord………..

  12. k mayer says:

    Good Lord………..

  13. gravdigr_2000 says:

    For some reason the term "fine Corinthian leather" springs to mind…

  14. gravdigr_2000 says:

    For some reason the term "fine Corinthian leather" springs to mind…

  15. Mike says:

    Not sure what astounds me more – the fact that they're still swinging at their age, or the fact that their British, and like sex.

    Who knew??

  16. Mike says:

    Not sure what astounds me more – the fact that they're still swinging at their age, or the fact that their British, and like sex.

    Who knew??

  17. Juliepie says:

    The fact that their British what? Oh, you mean THEY’RE…

  18. Juliepie says:

    The fact that their British what? Oh, you mean THEY’RE…

  19. Cooper says:

    Mark, I'd say that as they're both 75 and seem to be in pretty good health, they're the ones who better understand the risk/reward ratio of swinging.

    Dave, they should be ashamed? This type of lifestyle isn't kept secret because swingers are ashamed…it's kept secret because society by and large thinks divorce and cheating are perfectly acceptable, but swinging and being married 30 years in a healthy and stable relationship isn't.

    For me, I see something to aspire to!

  20. Cooper says:

    Mark, I'd say that as they're both 75 and seem to be in pretty good health, they're the ones who better understand the risk/reward ratio of swinging.

    Dave, they should be ashamed? This type of lifestyle isn't kept secret because swingers are ashamed…it's kept secret because society by and large thinks divorce and cheating are perfectly acceptable, but swinging and being married 30 years in a healthy and stable relationship isn't.

    For me, I see something to aspire to!

  21. Rob says:

    Well Said Cooper!

  22. Rob says:

    Well Said Cooper!

  23. R_yakam says:

    brilliant wish i could join them go for it guys

  24. dancingqueen says:

    She used to teach me dancing, the thought of it is vile. They are not called mr and mrs smith their last name is brooks. They live in chingford not buckhurst hill. They have always been fame hungry so it could be a pack of lies.

  25. Ustwo26 says:

    thay enjoy it so do thousands of others they are not harming anyone
    some ppl get druck every weekend or get of their minds on drugs some ppl swing some ppl complain about every thing
    if they are happy then let them enjoy life the way they want its a good harmless way of geting away from every day life and doing something they enjoy

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