Many clubs, websites, publications, travel agencies, resorts, and events catering to the lifestyle promote each other to their mutual financial benefit but also with the altruistic intent of encouraging the dissemination of accurate information about the swinging lifestyle.
Attitudes to same-sex activity and bisexuality vary by culture and locale, and by gender.
Larger establishments may include the facilities of an ordinary nightclub such as a bar and a dance floor.
Each club sets the rules for activities which take place at club organised events.
However, younger swingers seeking peer group options find this is not always possible at conventional swingers' clubs because of normal demographics.
Similarly, those individuals who seek to specifically exclude others they personally view as unattractive are often disappointed at many swingers' clubs because the patrons are not screened to their standards.
These organizations focus on private parties in homes or rented facilities and make use of the Internet to build their membership.Some clubs organise events which cater to heterosexual couples or individuals, others to gay men or (rarely) lesbians, and others have no orientation policy.Some cater to non-conventional activities, such as gang bangs, BDSM or fetish.The first sex club of this type exclusively for African American gay men was Black Jack, started in 1986 by Alan Bell. Additionally, most adult dating and swinger social networks often provide listings of sex clubs, resorts and events.There is no non-profit impartial overarching organization of sex clubs per se, although NASCA International serves as an umbrella organisation for swinging groups in general. Most major cities in North America and western Europe have sex clubs, many in a permanent location, but they often keep a low profile.Many swinger clubs will have a dozen or more rooms for sexual activity.