At the top of one driveway yesterday was a sign reading: ‘This gate leads to a private property.
It is not the site of a sex festival.’Patrons of local bus and train services, meanwhile, had their journeys disrupted by intoxicated festival-goers loudly discussing the intimate activities they intended to pursue at the event.
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The more energetic could alsotake part in ‘domination wrestling’ in a pool filled with jelly, and a game called ‘human hungry hippos’ the exact rules of which remain unclear.And a few days ago the broadcaster Eamonn Holmes, of morning TV fame and supposedly a symbol of respectability, was spotted at a £450-a-head country house sex party organised by Killing Kittens, a company that organises swinging events for wealthy young professionals and was founded by Emma Sayle, a one-time acquaintance of the Duchess of Cambridge.Holmes, who was accompanied by his wife, fellow Good Morning Britain Host Ruth Langsford, turned out to be filming a light-hearted documentary about the event for Channel 5.Once regarded as the exclusive domain of perverts and oddballs, it is increasingly being marketed to the middle classes as a quirky, fashionable leisure pursuit.Last summer, several hundred devotees of what practitioners rather tediously call ‘the lifestyle’ descended on the picturesque Welsh village of Trellech for a three-day event called Swingfields, at which couples (wearing coloured wristbands to denote their sexual preferences) were encouraged to swap partners in the great outdoors.