Anthony says that swinging has grown exponentially with the evolution of the internet. Swinging has always been about connecting with like-minded strangers, and there's no place better for that than online. "It's like swinging on steroids," Anthony says. Swinger-centered dating sites like sdc.com (Swinger Dating Service) and lovevoodoo.com boast millions of swinger profiles — tens of thousands in South Florida alone. Couples and singles post photos — some risqué, some not — and sexual preferences. The sites then collaborate with clubs to host large parties where long-lusting swingers can finally meet face to face.

"It speeds up the whole process," Anthony says. "It makes it easier to find the people who like exactly whatever freaky thing you like and thought nobody else out there could possibly like. There's someone else out there."

Anthony says that recently more than ever, he's been getting couples as young as 21 at the door of Deenie's. "I tell them to go home and think about it first," he says. "If you're 21, we'll let you in, but swinging that young can be, well — " he pauses, parsing his words carefully. "Swinging can make a good relationship even better, and it can make a bad relationship even worse."

Club Hedonism in Pompano Beach can be easy to miss. From the outside, it's just an unmarked black door at the end of a suburban strip mall.
Candace West
Club Hedonism in Pompano Beach can be easy to miss. From the outside, it's just an unmarked black door at the end of a suburban strip mall.
Alan Mostow, co-owner of Trapeze, the biggest and best-known swingers' club in the country.
Candace West
Alan Mostow, co-owner of Trapeze, the biggest and best-known swingers' club in the country.

Nearby, a couple is smiling and laughing with a heavyset, dark-haired woman, the three of them all holding hands. After a day of fun, the couple heads for the door, and the woman goes back to the hot tub.

"That's Della," Anthony says. "She's one of the few single women who come here." He explains that in the swinging community, single bisexual women are rare. So rare, in fact, "they're called unicorns," he says with a grin. Single men, by contrast, are sometimes called "vultures." There are entire glossaries dedicated to swinger terminology.

Anthony explains that the woman who runs the place, Marja, is the wife of the original owner. He still drops by sometimes, but she oversees the day-to-day operations. Tonight, Marja is at the bar, having an intense — at times flirtatious — conversation with a man in his early 30s. It's been going on for hours, and she's made it clear she doesn't want to be distracted.

"Our customers are our first priority," Anthony says. "And she's customer number one."


If Deenie's is like your neighbor's house and Hedonism is like your neighborhood bar, then Trapeze is the megaclub where anonymity is part of the draw and group sex has a strong, animalistic quality, like something Caligula might have attended. "A free-for-all fuck fest," as a bartender so eloquently described it.

Trapeze is the biggest and best-known swingers' club in the country, with 10,000 registered members. The club's location on a busy stretch of State Road 7 means thousands of people pass it every day. There's a big, bright sign on the building and an expansive parking lot full of European sports cars parked by the valet. The inside features understated, sophisticated modern décor, with white booths, white walls, three bars, a massive buffet spread, and sparkling chandeliers. Literally hundreds of couples visit this 9,000-square-foot space on any given weekend, each paying around $75 at the door on top of a membership fee of $50 every three months. "It's a pretty economical date night," one regular says, "especially considering you're guaranteed to get laid."

During a recent costume party, the club is filled to capacity. The air sparkles with glitter. Pop songs thump through an expensive speaker system, and corresponding videos play on flat screens over the dance floor. Other screens show porn.

One woman is dressed as a "bedbug," with antennae on her head and a small bed hanging around her neck. A couple has painted blue every inch of their bodies — every inch — for their Avatar costumes. A man has a cardboard box advertising "free mammograms." Another man is dressed as Bill Clinton, an outfit that includes a portable lectern with the legs of a Monica Lewinsky sex doll hanging out of the bottom. (One of the managers, a man known as "Little Allen," tells the judges in the costume contest not to pick Bill Clinton because "he's a ringer" — he wears the same costume every year.)

Holiday parties are big here. For Halloween, the club had five different parties, with names like "Ghouls Gone Wild." For Thanksgiving, there was "Pornucopia." (Members entered raffles to win bundles of adult movies.)

As the night goes on, a tall, slim woman dressed as a fairy approaches another woman dressed as an angel, whispers something in the woman's ear, pulls down the top of the woman's dress, and begins gently biting her nipples. Nearby, a bald man in a zoot suit receives oral sex from a woman in a cheerleader outfit. More than one guy sports a Hugh Hefner costume.

All the food — a delectable spread that includes pecan-crusted salmon, spinach-stuffed chicken, a carving station and a salad bar, and a small fountain of chocolate for dessert — is cooked in-house by a team headed by a Haitian man named Maurice. Around 1 a.m., the luscious dinner buffet turns into a large breakfast buffet. The carving station becomes a gourmet omelet bar. There is a strict no-nudity policy around the food.

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longtrail60
longtrail60

I have been to swingers club if you don't have a lady with you single guys don't have much of a chance

bigjuicy720
bigjuicy720

So how do I find these clubs and are they all swingers clubs or is there a sex club for just a single guy wanting to fuck

lizlovesmail
lizlovesmail

Club Secret in Kissimmee Florida is definitely worth checking out. 2 dance floors, lounge area, massive playrooms, midnight pool party's, full bar and best of all no reason to drive home. Club Secretalso has an adjoining 135 room hotel so the party can continue! 

Book your stay and cum & play with some of Central Florida's hottest swingers!!!

lrsenne07
lrsenne07

What I would like to know is if this "lifestyle" is supposed to be so great than why do these people not come out and say who they really are?  Why all the secrecy?  Sorry I don't buy into it.

Swinglifestyle
Swinglifestyle

Multiple clubs, great response, Keep swinging people

Frank and Jessica
Frank and Jessica

Club Hedonism is mediocre and tired.  We just stayed at the Seagate 2, at the Lorelei on 501 ORTON AVE.  It's a swinger hotel, swinger resort very close to the beach and all the night clubs.  We really enjoyed the nude sunbathing and nude swimming and we met some very hot couples who enjoyed swining and the lifestyle.  There was a great complimentary barbecue and a sex room, play room on premise.  The best part of our stay though was all the hot swinger couples we met and all the sexy single ladies who loved to have sex.  For women, it was a bisexual, lipstick lesbian paradise. We also enjoy the fact there were no SINGLE MALES!  That made our stay even ten times much better.  The Seagate in Fort Laudrdale is a great swinger, lifestyle vacation and if you have the chance check it out!

www.seagaters.com

Itzach Stern
Itzach Stern

I have heard that sex clubs and that awesome atmosphere and ambiance really captivated my thoughts and convinced me to go back again.

sumisa en madrid

dancilhoney
dancilhoney

From what we saw sex clubs madrid was cheaper than any other clubs but the club is really nice good music and an awesome set up! Will definitely back there again.

J45guitar
J45guitar

Never before has the phrase, "Oh, for cryin' out loud!" been more appropriate. 

hc
hc

my favorite part of this article is when the author tries his best to delicately describe a situation in which a woman on returning from the privy having just cleaned cum from her snatch finds her fat naked husband in the mist of what was most likely a drug induced pulmonary embolism, only to then describe this whole old, fat, white, republican, orgy scene (poor haitians cleaning white geezer spooch off of vinyl... gotta be some kinda fuckin' slavery) as a loving and nurturing place where people come together after a crisis. funniest part of the story. digging through trash receptacles full of cum and latex to find wedding bands is also pretty fuckin' funny and sums up the social as well as cultural ethos of south florida.

cheers to you sick motherfuckers. may the tides rise up and sweep you away.

Daughter
Daughter

Greetings Mr. Mooney,

I am emailing you today regarding the recent article you wrote on Trapeze. I am the daughter of Maurice, the main chef at Trapeze. When my father informed me that he was going to be interviewed by you, I was delighted at the prospect of reading this article because I knew that the focus would be in part on the quality of the food he prepares for Trapeze. While I can neither comment on the accuracy of your depiction of Trapeze nor your overall experience, I can affirmatively highlight a few unfortunate misstatements you made in the article particularly in your overemphasis of my father’s nationality rather than the quality of his food. In at least two occasions in your article, you described the main chef merely as the “Haitian man”. Rest assured, I have no issue with you identifying him as Haitian because after all we are proud Haitians. However, it saddens me that you chose to accentuate that particular fact over his actual role at Trapeze. Many who have frequented Trapeze can attest to the fact that Maurice is an exceptional chef with over 15 years of experience. Accordingly, any reference to him in your article should have focused more on the quality of his food not merely on his nationality. What relevance does his nationality have to do with his job as a chef? He neither cooks nor specializes in Haitian food. I am certain you would not find it necessary to repeatedly remind the readers of the Chef’s nationality if he were of a different background. Hence, such reiteration provides room for other inferences, which I am sure was not the intent of this article. As a lawyer in training, I believe that we have long past those days where one’s nationality or background can overshadow the product of one’s skills. I will not speculate as to why you chose to highlight my father’s nationality, but a reasonable mind may infer that it was for negative implication. Personally, I would have loved to keep this article as a memory of the first time my father’s name ever mentioned as a Chef, but I regretfully have to defer it for another occasion where my father is not turned into a non-descript caricature.

Now, with respect to the demographic of the Trapeze’s Kitchen and Cleaning employees, you inaccurately dubbed most of them as Haitians. Not True. You will find that Trapeze is a very diverse workplace where the employees are from various racial and ethnic backgrounds: Whites, Hispanics, African Americans, and yes a few Haitians. Again, I am puzzled by the excessive emphasis on “Haitian” and this behooves me to question the underlining message of this article. Sincerely,

Trapeze Management
Trapeze Management

Thanks so much for covering the lifestyle in this edition of the paper. We are aware some time has passed since the writer visited and just wanted to update that while the condoms on the floor would signal to some that this was one hell of a party, it sounds gross. We have since corrected the problem and invite you to come check out the cleanliness of our back room, if you can take your eyes off of all of the hotness surrounding you that is.

Android Phones
Android Phones

Swinging is a dangerous lifestyle. Sexually transmitted diseases are on the high.

HankyShanky
HankyShanky

Great depiction of both the fun and the dangers of "the lifestyle." Swinging is like any other part of life. Alot of great people and a lot of annoying assholes too.

Craig
Craig

well sign me up

lrsenne07
lrsenne07

@hc AMEN.  Sick people if you ask me.  That is why they hide behind only their first names.  If you are so proud, then say it loud!

bigjuicy720
bigjuicy720

I hate pple who get pissed over a racial remark fuck race shit i don't believe in races

lrsenne07
lrsenne07

@Android Phones I couldn't agree more.  My "ex" tried to recruit me to this garbage a few years ago.  I did not know he was a swinger, but had met many of his creepy friends.  None of them had anything going on for them and they all just seemed to be a bunch of sex addicts.  The fact that people try to normalize this "lifestyle" is sick.  Needless to say I did not stick around..

 
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