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Why is a pineapple a swinger sign?

Asked by Memphis Walsh

Carla McCrory

Carla McCrory
BA, Contributor

I know what you are thinking. What does swinging have to do with a freaking pineapple? Pineapples have become known as a symbol for warm welcomes, celebration, and hospitality. Due to the pineapple symbolism, swingers have adopted the fruit to let other like minded people know that they are welcome and want to connect.

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Apparently, a pineapple on your door is a way to let your neighbors know that you are a swinger. The pineapple represents 'hospitality and welcoming' according to eye spy investigations. A pineapple that is placed on your porch or mailbox by swingers lets everyone know that there is a swinger party going on.

Is a pineapple the sign of a swinger?

Pineapples are a secret sign used by swingers to identify each other in public. If you see an upside-down pineapple it means that someone is actively looking for a swinger party.

What does the sign of a pineapple mean?

The pineapple is recognized as a traditional expression of "welcome" throughout the South and in areas along the Eastern Seaboard. Appearing on all sorts of décor – from door knockers to quilts – the fruit symbolizes those intangible assets we appreciate in a home: warmth, welcome, friendship and hospitality.