Swingers in Cap d’Agde

In the media Cap d’Agde is often called a nudist village or nudist resort, but they might as well call it a swingers resort or swingers village.
Because nowadays there are probably more swingers than nudists and naturists together.

60 years ago when the nude camping site René Oltra in Cap d’Agde was founded, nobody could have suspected that one day the swingers would be in the majority in the “nudist” resort. The word swingers had to be invented yet, and this only happened in the early 70s in the United States. Back in 1956, this phenomenon of swinging was unknown and didn’t happen on mass scale and certainly not in the naturist resort of Cap d’Agde.

When exactly it went “wrong”, is hard to tell. But the people who love nudism and naturism regret the day that the first swingers came to the resort, because they would never leave this place anymore. Every year it seems that more and more swingers are arriving at Cap d’Agde, while less and less nudists and naturists are coming.
This also has something to do with the age. Many original nudists and naturists from the first hour are not alive anymore or too old to come. And when you take a look around you, you can cleary see, that the average age of the nudism and naturism lovers are much older than the average age of the swingers. So in our opinion it is a matter of time, before the swingers take over (the most parts of) the resort.

Also the growth in new nudists is not very big. In the world of naturism, it is well-known that Cap d’Agde has become a swingers resort where couples have sex in public. This has nothing to do with the principles from the people who just want to be nude. Also the noisy swingers parties are not good publicity to attract new non-swingers.

In the last decades there has been a little war against the presence of the swingers. Many complaints have been sent to the government about all kinds of issues, like the noisy parties and the public sex on the beach, at the foam parties and in some hotels. But this has had little or no success. The truth is that the government makes much more money out of swingers than they make out of nudists and naturists. People who only like to be nude in nature and staying in a caravan or tent do not spend a lot of money. While swingers on the other hand are usually very big spenders and they have a lot of money which they bring to Cap d’Agde and this is profitable for all enterprises and businesses in and around Cap d’Agde and is also helpfull for certain taxes.