Europe's taste for bare skin is in retreat. Nudist beaches and resorts, topless sunbathing and nude unisex saunas are declining. In recent years, commentators across the continent have remarked on a new prudishness.
Las Vegas is playing host to a swingers' event hoping to claim a listing in the Guinness Book of Records for the world's largest orgy..
Sin City 8 is a complete takeover of the Embassy Suites hotel in Las Vegas turning it into a weekend of sex romps with different themes, contests and parties. One of the main events is an attempt at breaking the world record for the biggest orgy,
which is currently claimed by Japan when 500 people all did the deed at once.
The event on June 2 has 1,000 people confirmed and expects more than 600 participants to show up and get it on.
To help facilitate the fun, a bunch of amenities are provided:
22 queen size beds
designated areas for cuddle pillow piles
yoga mats available for use
over 2,000 condoms
lube, baby wipes, tissues, towels
roaming supply carts
There will also be multiple orgy monitors and an orgy concierge that will patrol in the thick of it and make sure that all participants are comfortable and consensual.
The theme of the party is masquerade masks and an Eyes Wide Shut type atmosphere.
The scheduled attempt to break the world's record for largest orgy will move from Embassy Suites on Swenson Street to the Erotic Heritage Museum.
We're guessing the reason was was that Hilton, the corporate owner of Embassy Suites, ultimately balked at having one of its properties host a Caligula-blushing assemblage of swinging couples.
According to today's news release, Erotic Heritage Museum Executive Director Dr. Victoria Hartmann will conduct a qualitative research project during the orgy to help fill holes in the study of the evolution of group sex.
The remainder of the Sin City 8 program, featuring seminars and pool parties, will still be held at Embassy Suites.
Klubb Naket, a daring new nightclub which encourages its customers to get naked opened up its doors in Stockholm this weekend. While organizers described it as a great success, the neighbouring church claimed it was a breeding ground for broken
Hundreds of people attended the opening night at the venue on the capital's hipster island Södermalm.
The club plays electronic music and targets mainly a fetish and queer audience, and those that undress get free entry.
The club also offers what it describes as hinges, dark corners where clubbers can do what you feel right now and then.
But not everyone is as happy about the club's opening, miserable gits at the local church want to shut Club Naked down. Pastor Lennart Torebring at Södermalmskyrkan whinged:
Many of our youth members come from the suburbs and have been subject to prostitution and abuse, and so they have reacted very strongly. We believe in sexual purity and that sexuality needs to be protected through marriage. But aside from that,
we also have to consider that we can't just do whatever we like. What happens on Södermalm now can have serious consequences, the club becomes a breeding ground for depression and broken souls.
A new tour operator has launched in the UK offering adult-only, hedonistic holidays to cater for swingers and nudists.
According to the Uniquely Adult website , the tour operator based in Royston provides a selection of superior, sexually-stimulating, all-inclusive holidays to serve the needs of travellers who want to encounter a freer lifestyle when on their
The company offers a variety of packages starting at entry level and moving onto a clothing-optional holiday option. The party package is for those seeking a discreet playground for adults to satisfy their sensual side, while the wild at heart
tour includes wet and wild foam parties.
Uniquely Adult, which arranges holidays primarily in Antigua , Jamaica and Cancun, also offers a no limits package for swingers who love it in groups whether in the Jacuzzis or the playrooms.
We met her at one of the quieter bars in Hua Hin, the closest beach city to Bangkok, where women of various ages hung around pool tables in miniskirts and spiky heels, waiting for their next client to choose them. It was Valentine's Day.
With long, black, shiny hair and dark skin, Dao was older and friendlier than the other women. She was the only one who smiled at me, an American woman out of her element. Like my husband, who stood beside me, every other patron was male.
I ordered a Singha beer and took quick sips, hoping for a buzz to calm my shaky hands. That's when she approached us.