OUR EXPERIENCE ATTENDING SWINGERS CONVENTIONS
People expect to hear various types of comments when they say that they are attending a swingers convention.
They range from the judgemental to the disbelieving, and even to the jealous from those who lack the courage to attend themselves.
And while many of these may seem like valid points at the time, none of them should stop you from going.
In today’s world, as the idea of sex-positivity becomes more embraced by the general public, you will find that a really well-organized swingers convention will be one of the most exciting and liberating things you have ever done.
But we understand if you’re on the fence about it. After all, it can be a truly terrifying prospect for those who have never done it before.
You may have no idea what to expect, as your mind conjures up images of a wild tangle of limbs and sweaty, naked flesh in one massive orgy.
(We can assure you, they’re nothing like that!)
Never fear, dear reader, for we are here. We’re going to share with you our personal experience of attending a swingers convention, and the unexpected feeling of liberation that came with it.
So, grab yourself a latte, kick your feet up, and prepare to get a glimpse of a world that you’re aching to dip your toes into.
First, let us get the simple stuff out of the way first. Yes, we realize it’s boring to start with the rules sometimes, but they need to be reiterated if only to ease the fears of many of those who still feel that a swingers convention is a wild, lawless place.
In fact, this couldn’t be further from the truth. A swinger lifestyle convention is basically like any other convention, just with people who are more open and sex-positive than most.
The main idea behind them is to foster a community among those in the lifestyle.
Communities are places for groups of like-minded people that are safe and entirely free of judgment. No one at any of these conventions is going to call you out for your lifestyle choices. Quite the opposite--you are more likely to be embraced here than anywhere.
It’s about sexual liberation, exploration, and desire, as you are encouraged to embrace the fact that you are a sexual being. You don’t need to suppress the sexual energy within yourself. Let them free and relax about your sexuality.
Consent is a big part of all these conventions as well. A pro-consent environment is being fostered throughout the sexually liberated community so that everyone, regardless of gender identity or sexual preferences, can feel safe.
It will also pay to do a little bit of research before attending a swingers convention if only to keep yourself informed of the rules and regulations of the various events happening out there. You don’t want to disrespect anyone accidentally, after all.
And, while we may say this all the time, it isn’t any less true.
Remember that you are there to have fun. You’ll be nervous at first, as we all were, but after some time you’ll come to relax and embrace the atmosphere, which will be unlike any you have ever experienced before.
Our Experience at a Swingers Convention
There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the adult industry. This holds true whether you are talking about the much-maligned porn industry, or are a couple looking to attend your first swingers convention.
In fact, it wasn’t until we attended our first swingers and adult conventions that we realized how much fun they really were, and how much of our sexuality we had been missing.
However, there are a few challenges to the swinging lifestyle that we talk about here. Suffice to say that it’s not always easy.
But once you disregard the general stigma that surrounds them and step out of your comfort zone, you’ll find a community of acceptance and love that has been patiently waiting for you to join it.
Don’t get us wrong. At our first swingers convention, we were nervous as all hell. It felt as if everyone there was either staring at me or judging me (they weren’t).
But slowly, we started to embrace the atmosphere we were in. As we grew acclimatized, we realized how non-judgemental and friendly everyone was. What you need to remember is that no one comes to a swingers convention to judge. They come for the same reason that you do.
To have fun.
As you explore, you’ll find a community that you’re going to want to be a part of. One that encourages experimentation and liberation, and wants you to know that your desires are valid.
They’re also a great place to meet like-minded people and learn from those who may be more experienced than you are.
Topics at conventions come in a range of different forms, depending on the purpose of the swingers convention that you are attending.
You can attend seminars that introduce you to the BDSM and fetish lifestyle, and that can help your partner spice up your sex life in new and interesting ways.
You can go for the more intellectual side of things and attend a talk on how Hollywood’s portrayal of sex has influenced our lives.
Or maybe you just want to attend a sexy wrestling event?
Topics range from the intellectual to the overtly sexual, and as you start to explore you will find out just how you can choose the right kind of events for you.
We’ve gone ahead and provided a few examples below, including what you can expect from them, just to help you get started.
Meet The World’s Most Interesting Swingers Conventions
Naughty in N’Awlins: Every July in New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans has been a popular destination for party goers for a long time now, and with good reason.
Home to some of the world’s best bars and an incredible cultural experience, a trip there can take you on a journey of music, alcohol, and just plain fun as you soak up an atmosphere that is unlike any other you have ever experienced.
But did you know that swingers and others in the lifestyle can also find a great party among like-minded people in this beautiful city?
Held since 1999, Naughty in N’Awlins is the most popular lifestyle event the US has to offer. So much so that the city’s main street, the famous Bourbon St., shuts down to let over 1,000 beautiful swingers throw their very own parade.
The Wednesday Night parade is truly a sight to behold. Imagine a street filled with swingers dressed in colourful costumes or painted in a rainbow of luminescent hues, signs held high proclaiming support and love for the swinger lifestyle, a brass band blasting out incredible jazz, and Mardi Gras floats, plus so much more.
It’s a party you have to see and experience to believe, and one that we cannot recommend enough. The night kicks off with free shrimp and oysters, while the hottest bands play the best tunes. There really is no excuse to miss it.
The ages of those attending ranges from 25 to 65, proving that it is never too late to immerse yourself in the lifestyle. They welcome everyone and anyone, from newbies to seasoned kinksters, so don’t worry if this is your first time.
Head on over to their website to book yourself a slot for the next one. Prices start at USD$625 per couple and include access to theme nights, bar adventures, and so much more.
Podcast-A-Palooza: May 2020 in Miami, Florida
Imagine a group of kinksters taking over a hotel in sunny Miami for a couple of days of fun and frolicking, and you have a basic idea of this swingers convention.
First held in 2015, the idea was to gather the swinging podcast community to host several days of workshops and entertainment for their fans. This is an awesome way to meet some of your favorite podcasters and learn from a variety of fascinating panels, seminars, and workshops. (Newbies are welcome!)
Held over four steamy days and three titillating nights, this is an excellent way for everyone to experience the fun, adventure, and acceptance of the swinger community at one incredible convention.
The entire hotel will be closed to anyone who doesn’t have a ticket, so be sure to reserve yours early! There’ll be topless parties, talented international DJs, sexy themed events, and many more experiences for the seasoned and unseasoned alike.
And with more than 10 podcasters, bloggers, and sex-positive coaches hosting workshops and seminars, you’re sure to learn a thing or two as well.
Check out their website for more information on this swingers convention of sex, fun, and education.
Young Swingers Week: Every March, July & October at Hedonism Resort in Jamaica
If you’re a young swinger who wants to immerse themselves into the lifestyle, this is a great way to do it. For three weeks, open-minded people between the ages of 20 and 30 can experience their very own swingers convention in the picturesque Hedonism Resort in Jamaica.
Touted as the sexiest place on Earth, Hedonism Resort is one of the world’s most famous adult playgrounds. Here you can turn all your deepest fantasies into reality, embracing a kind of sexual liberation that will leave you hungry for more.
People from all over the world travel to Hedonism, leaving their inhibitions at home so that they can live out their desires amongst the gorgeous sun, sand, and scenery of Jamaica.
Young Swingers Week provides the opportunity for new swingers to learn all kinds of things about the lifestyle from detail seminars hosted by some of the top adult bloggers and podcasters from around the world, including Playboy Radio and Naked News.
If you’re young, fun, and ready to learn, Young Swingers Week is the party for you.
Valentines in Niagara: Every February in Niagara Falls, Canada
This is another swingers convention that takes over a hotel, this time for 3 days, playing host to over 500 swingers in one of the most beautiful spots in the world.
With no kids allowed, you’ll find yourself at a luxury hotel in Canada’s romance capital as you and hundreds of like-minded couples gather for three days of naughty fun.
You’ll get everything from gourmet cuisine to stunning poolside views as you attend a variety of workshops, seminars, and hot dance parties. There’s even an awesome party in a heated pool to look forward to.
Open to couples and single ladies, the event regularly sells out, so be sure to grab your tickets early to avoid disappointment!
With so many incredible swingers conventions happening around the world, there’s no excuse for you not to dip your toes into the lifestyle. We know that we’ll be attending a few of them ourselves, that’s for sure.
But if you’re worried about going alone or just find it hard to talk to people you don’t know, why not give Fantasy a try?
Fantasy is an app designed for people just like you. It can open your eyes to a world full of sexual fun and games, where no one is judged for any kink they may have.
Match with people based on your shared kinks, set up chat rooms to discuss everything and anything lifestyle-related, and meet up with people that you find interesting. You can also swipe through fantasies to see which you have in common.
It’s a great way for newbies to start with the lifestyle and for seasoned pros to meet even more people. And you may even end up snagging a partner for one of those sexy conventions we mentioned above.
And if you’ve attended a cool swingers convention that we haven’t mentioned, why not tell us the name of it and share your experience in the comments below?