After checking out the Oprah forums about her show on swinging and a few recent experiences and posts I've seen on here, I thought a discussion of this might be helpful. I never did find out Oprah's take on swingers, but did see an all too common reaction. The initial response had a few swingers mentioning how long they had been in the lifestyle and the joy it brings to them. This was followed by something along the lines of "God doesn't like what you're doing, so you better stop". It then degenerated into bickering.
If you're a devout (insert religion here) who is also a swinger, perhaps your views can help others trying to justify their sex life with their beliefs. My own method is to take the Christian dogma into which I was raised, with a few grains of salt. By keeping a tight rein on sexuality, organized religion keeps a firm grip on their source of power and revenue. She's response is "Judge not lest ye be judged". I feel that if you are not using sex to hurt others or to control or manipulate then it's not a problem. A point to consider: Assuming an omniscient, omnipotent god, why make the urge to procreate stronger than almost any other urge, then introduce it to your creation at an age where their bodies are going through hormonal hell and they have no experience making life-shaping choices, then tell everyone it's forbidden except for very limited circumstances? If you assume an extremely sadistic creator, it makes sense. Or perhaps with real estate being so expensive, Heaven is getting overcrowded, so [he, she, it] had to make it nearly impossible to become a member.
Looking forward to reading everyone else's take on the subject.