Best swingers clubs
They haven't all been shut down-here's where to go for a kinky-good time.
Tue Sep 15 2009
One Leg Up NYC
Looking for a sexually charged, circuslike smorgasbord? Look no further than OneLegUpNYC, founded 11 years ago and boasting more than 40,000 people on the mailing list. Themes for past parties have included Black Magic, Human Circus, Barbarella and Eyes Wide Shut, with no shortage of entertainers (stilt walkers, jugglers, silk artists, contortionists, etc.). Founder Palagia says the club offers two types of parties: Eat-Ins for members-only, on-site petting; and Take-Outs, parties that let swingers meet and greet (topless if they like; body paint and pasties are available too) and then go elsewhere to play. The latter is open to the public. The events draw a mixed—from yuppie professionals to free-spirited artists—but discerning bag. "I don't want everyone attending," says Palagia. "It's a sensual country club: It's expensive, highly selective and fabulous." Indeed, such fabulosity is gonna cost you: Monthly membership is $75 (quarterly is $150); Eat-In soirees are $350 per couple and $50 for single females; Take-Outs are $100 per couple and $20 for single females. (onelegupnyc.com)
School of Sex
Meet the porn star (or local) of your dreams at School of Sex's Behind Closed Doors events. Cofounders and real-life couple Jasmine and Rocco say the BCD parties start off slow: A one-hour informational session for beginner swingers is followed by an hour of dancing and socializing—then, whoa boy, cover thy virgin eyes! Events are held in various spaces throughout Manhattan, but the biggest parties take place at a 3,000-square-foot midtown loft with a South Beach vibe. The Sybian, the $1,300 king of all orgasm-inducing machines, is always the guest of honor—except when adult stars like Justine Joli show up. The crowd ranges from 21-and-up students to white-collar types, plus a few out-of-towners seeking a quick weekend romp. Events cost between $100 and $120 per couple, but School of Sex offers sliding-scale admission (or "scholarship," if you will) to qualified couples. Too shy to try it out? Stay home and spank it to Jasmine's hot recaps, posted at swinginthecity.net. (schoolofsex.net)
This eight-year-old club throws monthly parties at lounges, lofts and private pads around the city. Most SinSation swingers bring along the ol' ball and chain, and many are nine-to-fivers with rug rats at home; events attract between 80 and 200 people, and no single men are allowed. "The minute you walk in, your first choice should be the person you came with," says founder Christopher. Of course, it might be hard to concentrate given the clubby atmosphere, complete with mood lighting, shot girls, dancers, bartenders, and reggae and house music blasting over the speakers. Membership is free, but couples will need to cough up some cash for individual events, usually in the $100 range for parties with on-site play; single women always get in free. (sinsationnyc.com)