Gunnar and Bryndís, a couple in their late 40s, regularly host swing parties at their summer house in the countryside.Having taken part in swing parties in Iceland and the US for a number of years, they have learned a few things along the way.
The notion of asking for someone’s number, inviting them out for dinner or movies, taking a potential relationship through a step-by-step process from friends to lovers has been, as many contend, a phenomenon largely absent from Icelandic society.
People were told not to, so they found a way, and also found out that they weren’t the only pervs out there.
Now you can find little parties of a 50-year-old bisexual crossdresser being spanked in a pink dress just after the evening news by an ordinary couple in the suburbs.
There are a handful of Icelandic web forums catering specifically to those into BDSM and swinging, though none that are especially active.
People with these interests prefer instead to use general dating sites, such as Einkamal.is, to find like-minded partners.