Are we too picky?

Let me preface this with “WE ARE NOT KEN & BARBIE.”  You’ll see that phrase a lot when you go on a Swinger Lifestyle sites like SwingLifestyle, Kasidie, Quiver, Swingers Date Club or SwingTowns. But in this case I am actually talking about us. Hubby & I are comfortably in our 40s.  I’m closer to 40 while Hubby is closing in on 50.  We both have a few extra pounds but we are both trying to shed a few. Why do I bring this up?  Just to let you know we aren’t 30-something Swingers with rock-hard abs & even my boobs are still my originals too.  LOL

While we do love meeting new people, not everyone we meet is someone we want to play with. We pretty much assume everyone else is like this as well. We don’t take offense if someone isn’t interested in us. We aren’t everyone else’s cup of tea either. When we first started Swinging a few years ago, I was in my early-30s & Hubby had just hit 40 himself.  Back then we were a pretty hot property.  Apparently we were young enough that we piqued the interest of many more Swingers than we do now. Now, things have changed somewhat.  We play less, but we are more selective. Appearances are not always the driving factor for us, we usually prefer if there is that “connection” with another couple/single before we become interested in fucking them.

Age can be a deciding factor for us. Lately, and I’m not sure why, we have been getting more contacts from Swingers in their late 60s. Some are as much as 20 years older than Hubby and that puts them pert-near 70 years old.  While we are getting older, Hubby & I aren’t quite ready to go there yet.  So far the biggest age difference for us with playmates has been we played wth a 23 year-old couple when Hubby was 43 and we played with a 55 year-old couple (she looked like Ginger Grant in her prime from Gilligan’s Island) when I was 37.  However, those couples were a good fit for us at the time though so the age differences didn’t matter.  We just had sexy fun times fucking. But frankly, we haven’t found anyone we have been attracted to that is 20 years older than Hubby or even 20 years older than me for that matter. Yes, age is just a number, but there has to be that connection too. That doesn’t mean I am saying “don’t contact us if you are old.” It just means, don’t be offended if we say “thank you, but we feel we aren’t really compatible.”


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You be fair & polite with us & we will do the same for you. After all, “We aren’t Ken & Barbie.” 


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CANDY LAND: Big Party with SOS, Swing! & TPA

At Swing! we usually don’t consider ourselves prone to hyperbole.  We generally don’t claim that our events & parties are “EPIC!” or “YUGE!”.  Don’t get me wrong, we’ve had some pretty impressive events; at one of our events the club ran out non-disclosure forms for new members. (Most Swingers clubs require some sort of privacy agreement.) But when we do have something turn out that way, we are just as pleasantly surprised by the turnout. A massive attendance is not our primary goal. Honestly, we just want to have fun.  If that means 400 or 14 show up we do our best to make things fun.

Why do I bring this up? We are co-hosting CANDY LAND this Saturday, August 5th, 2017, with Swing Out Socials (SOS) & The Private Affair (TPA).

First, SOS… Swing Out Socials is another group in the Mid-Atlantic region like us, Swing!. The difference, SOS has been organizing Swinger parties & events for at least NINE YEARS. In that time, SOS has built up a significant following because they organize excellent events and are very inclusive & friendly (we are too, BTW). They have no limits on age except you must be legal for the venues (mostly 21 years or older), they have no racial requirements, no height or weight requirements (neither do we)….  SOS has been so successful because they are so welcoming, friendly & inclusive. They had an event at another club earlier this year where the club actually reached capacity & people who hadn’t made reservations could not get in.  That was over 400 people! Needless to say, when I say an SOS event is monumental that is NOT hyperbole.


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Now, what about The Private Affair (TPA)?  TPA is in Port Deposit, MD, and has been open over SEVENTEEN YEARS. TPA seems to be the best kept secret when it comes to Swinger Lifestyle clubs in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. region though. The last couple of years they are finally starting to get the recognition they deserve. One thing that is amazing about TPA is their attention to detail, every room is themed & immaculately clean.  No rooms are just a bed with a light, every single room is decorated differently. You may be thinking “so what?” Well, last year when our friends at Quiver came up to co-host our Beach Blanket Bingo! party, they/we got a private tour before the club opened.  The Quiver folks were very impressed.  Coming from Texas they had been to numerous clubs throughout the U.S.. When one of them asked our tour guide how large TPA is he replied, “We have 27 playrooms.  Well, 26 right now as we are remodeling one room & it’s closed.”


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Quiver said, “The most number of playrooms we have seen at a club anywhere was 20!”


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Our guide replied with a smile, “Really?  That is interesting!”

So, not only do they have A LOT of playrooms, but they are all clean & themed to keep things interesting & fun. TPA also keeps things fresh by updating their main room, dance floor & bar area. The staff is friendly and helpful and the owners are always eager to find out what you think about the club & what they can do to improve. We have never had to wait long to get served at the bar as they are always well-staffed. Another club in the region may get voted the best East Coast Club in the U.S. in the Annual Lifestyle Awards but, if you actually attend the “winner’s” club and TPA you will see, there is NO comparison… TPA wins hands down.

CANDY LAND with Swing Out Socials & Swing! at The Private Affair, august 5th, 2017.

So, this is where we stand for this Saturday, August 5th.  We are co-hosting an event with one of largest, friendliest groups that you will ever meet at one of the friendliest & classiest Swingers clubs with an amazing array of playrooms & amenities. The potential for this Swinger soirée is quite possibly going to be EPI… (Nope, no hyperbole today.) We’ll just see how it goes.

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Meet & Greet Fun with MISCHIEF XXXmas in July!

People NOT currently in the Swinger Lifestyle seem to have this impression that it’s all people getting together & fucking right then & there no matter who or where they are.  That’s not how a Meet & Greet works.  Swinger Meet & Greets are usually held in “Vanilla” (Swinger term for non-Swinger) Bars or Clubs.  Meet & Greets are a great way for meeting new people in the Lifestyle without feeling pressured to go & play.  Let’s face it, not everyone is interested in playing with everyone & Meet & Greets give you a chance to get to know people in a neutral setting. Many of our Swinger friends we just like to hang out with, we don’t always intend to fuck all of them, some are just good friends we can be ourselves around.

The thing about Meet & Greets is they can sometimes be difficult to arrange. Many venues get a little nervous when you ask them if they would be willing to host a Swingers’ event even when on-premise play would not be allowed.  Once you find that bar or club that says “yes, have your party here,”  you never want to let them go.  They are doing a huge favor to the Swinger community by hosting those events for us.

So, where is this heading?  LOL  We have some friends, Mischief Social Club, hosting a Meet & Greet this weekend at The Lodge in Boonsboro, MD and we want it to be as successful as possible for Mischief & the Lodge because we all win if there is a successful regularly scheduled Meet & Greet in the area.


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If you have ever been curious about Swinging, a Meet & Greet is the event to attend.  You can meet others in the Lifestyle without the pressure to play.  Once you meet “us” (Swingers), you will find, we are just like you.  Just a LOT more fun.


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Here’s the details from Mischief for their Meet & Greet:


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Mischief presents….XXXMas in July! Meet & Greet

Mischief presents….XXXMas in July!
Meet & Greet

Bring out the red velour with white fur trim
And matching lingerie
Make sure it’s figure hugging short and tight
And shows all you’d want to see
Show off your moves on the dancefloor, chill out in the comfy lounge, grab a cool cocktail at the bar.

The Lodge

21614 National Pike
Boonsboro, Maryland 21713

$4 Cover; $7 After 10PM
21+ w/Valid Govt ID, No Exceptions

Beats by DJ ZANDER
High-Energy • Top 40 • House + Club Classics & Anthems

 

 

Life happens…

Well, we were supposed to have the most awesome Pin-Up event ever on June 17th at the Badd Kitty Club in Feredonia, NY, but, life happens.  Originally we had planned to have Ginger Snap from pinupbyginger.com doing free Pin-up photos; live music by The Irving Klaws & the rest of the evening’s entertainment by DJ Kurve. Ginger had a family emergency & had to cancel.  The club asked if we could reschedule for later this summer but Swing! is booked with other events through November of 2017. The club felt that without the Pin-up photographer that the event just wasn’t going to work out so they cancelled.  *sigh*

On the plus side, now we have a really awesome event banner we can hang up in our play-room.

A great time at Shadows in D.C.

red grunge textureWell, the first big event for Swing! at Shadows finally came this last Saturday and WOW did it exceed our expectations.  We thought maybe 100 people might come to the event at Shadows on 4/22.  Instead it as well over 230 people!

The Shadows staff did an amazing job getting people checked in, giving tours & working the bar in an efficient manner.

Our own DJ Kurve played a mix of 90’s hits and current hits that kept the place hopping.


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At one point we wondered where everyone went.  A little peek back in the main play areas & we knew… a massive orgy had broken out with at least 20 if not 30 people participating.  What an amazingly beautiful sight.


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We can’t wait to head back to Shadows for another go round!


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Swinger Pet Peeve

Swingers are people… obviously.  Being people, that means Swingers are just as likely to exhibit behaviors that others find disconcerting. One of our biggest pet peeves are the notorious Lifestyle “Time Wasters”. If you’ve been on a Swinger site before you have probably read in at least one online profile “No Time Wasters” that is how much of a problem they can be.

What is a Time Waster? They are the type that send endless emails back & forth often very flattering or asking numerous questions. They will will often suggest getting together in a somewhat vague way but there will almost never be concrete plans. When there are plans, that’s when they show their true-colors. A true Time Waster that makes plans will almost always have “something come up” and they will have to cancel. That’s if you are lucky, the worst type won’t even cancel, they will just sort of go dark when it comes to communication and just not show up.


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Even couples that have been Swinging as long as we have are not immune to Time Wasters. Case in point, a friend of ours said they wanted to have a house party to celebrate my Hubby’s birthday coming up. The last we had heard from them was 2 weeks ago she said she was off of work the next day and she was going to send out invites. This weekend we messaged her asking how the invites were going. Her response, they decided not to do the party because something came up. We kind of knew this was a possibility with them, the Wife of the couple tends to talk about big plans with us but in all the years we have known them she has yet to follow through. When we do get together with them it is because we made the plans or invited them over to our house.


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When it was suggested it would have been nice if they had let us know they are cancelling the birthday party, her reply was, “we didn’t think you would notice.”  😮


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Wow!  They know we have a young child, they know we had to get a sitter for the night.  Hell, their kid has sat for us before and yet that never even occurred to her.

So, we cancelled the sitter and messaged her, “We cancelled the sitter. Next time please let us know when you are cancelling.” Of course, we don’t plan on letting there be a next time with them. Lesson learned… again.

DC, there’s a new Swingers’ Club in town!

The Swinger community, no matter where you live, is well-known for being pretty tight-knit. Reputations can be made and ruined by good or bad word of mouth. That’s why it came as a surprise to us that there was a new Swingers’ Club that opened in our general area:  Shadows, in Hyattsville, MD.

Really, there is no shortage of Lifestyle clubs in our general area; TJs, DJs Island, The Cottage, The Korral, TABU, The Private Affair (TPA) are all within a couple hours drive of our home. Add to that The Crucible & Studio 58, two Swinger-friendly on-premise play clubs both looking for new locations, and we live in an area dotted with sex-positive, members-only venues where you can dance, have some BYOB cocktails and get your freak on with whomever & however many you want in an environment full of like-minded people. That’s why it was a sudden pleasant surprise that we first ran across Shadows on SwingTowns.

We noted that this Saturday, February 25, 2017, is their Masquerade party so we plan on checking them out.  We know what we really like about clubs; TPA, The Korral & The Badd Kitty Club in Fredonia, NY, all have a great vibe and have moved beyond the old days of the VFW-looking bar with Grandma’s spare room as the playrooms. But, we know nothing of Shadows however, we are walking in sight-unseen.  It is members only & BYOB as are other Swingers’ Clubs (that’s how they are all allowed to serve alcohol without liquor licenses. ) Other than that, we don’t know what the rest of the facilities are like, we assume there is a dance floor & bar for obvious reasons. But are there separate playrooms and, if so, how many? Unlike most clubs, they are open until 3am.


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In a conversation with another friend, I mentioned that Shadows’ website says, Shadows is a very upscale lifestyle member’s only – private club with more 5,000 square feet of pure fun. Shadows is your ideal private club with everything you are looking for. Our recreational area has comfortable, plush, and comfy seating areas, a great dance floor with hip/fun vibrant DJ music, lockers to store your personal items and a friendly personnel to make your visit an unforgettable one. Last but not least, we have sufficient parking spaces available. We are open from Thursday thru Sunday, and we close at 3:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.”  Of course she correctly stated the obvious, “all the clubs say they are upscale”.  LOL


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So, we shall see this Saturday I guess. Wish us naughty, decadent, hedonistic luck. If it goes well, we may share.


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