Club Review: Colette in New Orleans, LA

My girlfriend and I visited New Orleans last week for the French Quarter Festival which ran from April 7th to the 10th.  During the visit we decided to look up couples on the various lifestyle sites as well as the clubs in the area.  The club we settled on was Colette. We found this to be a wonderful club.  We went on both Friday and Saturday night.  Unlike many clubs they put the pricing right on their website.  Both nights for couples are $60 plus a one night membership fee per visit of $20 for a total of $80.  They have longer membership fees, but for our purposes just visiting we did the nightly memberships.  Friday nights allow single men at $100 plus the $20 membership fee.  Saturday nights are couples only.  The club is open from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. at 822 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70112.  This is very conveniently located blocks from the French Quarter.  This is a byob (bring your own booze) venue, so you bring a bottle of liquor in, the bartender writes your name on it, and then will make whatever drink you like with it as the mixers are on them.
Club Setup
There is a door man outside the door on Gravier Street.  Upon walking in there is a check in table to the right.  You have to show a drivers license for each person attending the club and sign a membership form.  They take payment using credit cards as well as cash.  You then walk into a very large open room that consists of seating areas, a large oval bar, a dance floor, and a stage with a stripper pole.  Upstairs there are private rooms with doors, there is a large open library room, a theater room playing porn, semi-private rooms where there are curtains, a voyeur room with a large round bed that people can see in and watch the action but the people engaging in the action cannot see out of and an "orgy" room where many different people can play on a very large mattress.  There are men and women rooms on both floors.  There is also an elevator, however it was not in service when we visited.
Quality of Attendees
With both nights there were a good number of those in attendance with the age range from the early twenties to over fifty.  We more or less ignore the older couples and focus on those most visually appealing to us.  Friday night was not nearly as crowded as Saturday night.  The single men on Friday night were very respectful unlike the crowds typically found at the New York venues.   We had messaged with several couples on Swing Life Style (SLS), Swingers Date Club (SDC), Kasidie, and Love Voodoo during the week to try to arrange plans to meet up.  For Friday night we met at couple from SLS.  He was in his late thirties and she was twenty four.  She is an attractive brunette who runs a dance studio for a living and is in excellent shape.  We hit it off right away with them and after about an hour of great conversation we took it to one of the semi-private rooms and had a wonderful full swap experience.  We didn't leave the club until a little before 4 a.m.  On Saturday night we met up with several different couples from SLS and Kasidie.  The funny part was they all knew each other.  They were all there to celebrate the birthday of someone.  We chatted with all of them a bit and were definitely interested in one of the couples but in our periphery we kept seeing this really young attractive couple and decided to cold approach them.  Both of them are twenty four and she was just gorgeous.  Tall, thin, dirty blonde hair, and an adorable southern accent.  They had never done a full swap before and it took them awhile and asking them several times if they wanted to go upstairs to play before they did.  Once upstairs we switched off almost immediately.  I went down on her until she came and then had sex with her until I came.  My girlfriend came from the guy giving her oral.  After I came I asked blondie if she could come again from oral and when she said yes I went back down on her.  However, her boyfriend was having performance issues of some sort and started asking the her if she was okay.  She kept saying she was, but he started to look really uncomfortable.  I asked them if he would like us to stop playing and leave the room and he said yes.  So we headed back downstairs.  While downstairs he came over, apologized for ending play early, even though he was the only one that didn't cum, and blamed the stoppage on his girlfriend having too much to drink.  It is always hard playing with newbie couples.  You never know what kind of issues or challenges may come up.  While they were really a wonderful couple and fun to be with, I feel that maybe they went into full swap a little too soon.
So overall, quality was very good.  I did after all sleep with two beautiful twenty four year olds ;-)
Overall Impression
Colette was one of the best lifestyle clubs we've been to.  Every time we leave New York and visit a new club we are amazed at how the clubs in New York just don't compare.  We definitely recommend checking it out if you visit New Orleans/the French Quarter.

Video of Colette

House Party in Long Island

On Friday, February 20, 2015 we went to a house party in Dix Hills, Long Island.  It isn't often that there is a lifestyle house party going on during a Friday night.  Sadly, it is that time of the month for my girlfriend, so going we did not anticipate we would be playing.  In these situations we will let the hosts know and if they have no issue with us attending, we treat it as a meet and greet.
This party started at 8 p.m. and we arrived at 9 p.m. Typically we try to get to a party right when it starts, but since it was a weekday and we had work during the day, it prevented us from arriving earlier.  Approximately eight couples were there when we arrived and maybe fifteen in total came throughout the night.  There were young and attractive couples there and the hosts had a DJ and a dance floor setup.  I really have absolutely no criticisms of this party.  It was set up  exactly how a lifestyle house party should be. 
Upon arriving a woman, Mandy, we met at a different house party approximately a month ago came running over to us excited we came.  At first I didn't recognize her.  She is blond, attractive, maybe mid/late thirties.  Her husband was handling the DJ booth.  The host and hostess seemed really nice and was making sure they spoke a little with everyone and that everyone was having fun.  Now, my intention was not to play with anyone, but she came on very strong and was heavy on the flirting and touching.  I told my girlfriend that I have a feeling she will want to play with me, so if I disappear for awhile, that is where I will be.  At some point she pulled me onto the dance floor with the hostess, Lisa, who is this really cute brunette, thin, super sexy in how she carries herself, and they both started giving me a blow job on the dance room floor.  I then took Mandy upstairs to a bedroom where we proceeded to have a one on one sex session for awhile.  When I returned back down to the party, Lisa kept coming by and flirting up a storm with me as well.  She kept telling me how attractive I was and rubbing up on me.  I don't know, I just wasn't expecting so much attention at a party where I wasn't even planning on doing anything. 
As the evening progressed, different couples paired off and played, others danced, and others hung out in the kitchen chatting and getting to know each other.  I gave my girlfriend a heads up that if Lisa wanted to play I was going to go for it.  At some point Lisa was chatting with me and another couple and she looked at me and told me "you are so sexy, I just want a piece of you."  That was all I needed to hear.  I took her hand and told her we were going to one of the bedrooms.  The couple followed.  I think I ruined the threesome they thought they were going to have with Lisa.  When we get up there, it was kind of odd in that she started with some girl on girl with the female of the couple, and going down on me and then I just had sex with her for awhile while that couple played with themselves, and then we switched in the sense that the guy of the couple began doing her from behind while she went down on me and then we switched again and I had sex with Lisa until I came.  I think the female of that couple was pissed by the end of it.  She really didn't get any attention during all of that.
So overall, a very fun night for me.  I wish it could have been just as fun for my girlfriend.  Overall though, it is always nice to go to a house party that is fairly close, has a good number of young attractive couples, and is set up in the right way. 

House Party Review

On Saturday, October 25, 2014 we went to a house party in Long Island hosted by a couple we have known in the lifestyle for about a year now.  The party was scheduled to start at 9:30, however because we had a prior engagement to attend in Staten Island we were unable to make it until around 10:30 p.m.  This was a party that was on the smaller side with under ten couples. 

I believe this was their second party and I know from personal experience throwing large vanilla parties almost every month that it does take some time to get things right.  There were a few tweaks that if done I feel would have made the party better. 
Play Areas: First up, the bedroom situation.  Their place has three bedrooms, however one is used for an office, so that leaves two bedrooms with actual beds in it.  There was a twin bed in the room that was available to the party and the master bedroom with the larger queen or king sized mattress was off limits to guests.  I would suggest in the future, and for anyone throwing a lifestyle house party, open all bedrooms.  A single bedroom with a small mattress will not be enough to accommodate an entire party.  If you can fit an extra mattress on the floor in a room, definitely put one in.
Pets: Please put your pets away.  It is very unsexy to have a dog roaming around sniffing people's crotches.  Not to mention some people may have allergies. 
Temperature:  It was also cold in the house.  I think they use the bedroom that was available to play in for their dog to typically stay in, so they had the window open to air it out and the upstairs was freezing.  People will not be so quick to get naked if they are cold.  If they are warm however, clothes will easily come off.
Mixers and Drinks: A large variety of liquor and mixers should be out.  Alcohol helps fuel parties, whether they are vanilla or lifestyle.
At this particular party we had played with the hosts and two of the couples that were present on past occasions.  We were not interested in any of the other couples that were there.  Everyone was more or less congregated in the living room or kitchen.  They decorated nicely for Halloween, but this was not a costume party.  We were more or less just socializing and trying to decide whether we would replay with a couple or call it a night.  Around midnight a very attractive couple came in, Samantha and Mike.  Samantha was a thin blonde wearing a sexy school girl outfit.  As soon as she walked in the door I thought bingo, we have our couple.

We were in the living room and they walked through towards the kitchen with their drinks.  My girlfriend excused herself from her conversation with a few of the other guests and went to go speak with them.  I let them chat for about ten minutes and then headed over to the kitchen myself and joined in.  The four of us headed back to the living room and sat on the couch.  My girlfriend got up to go to the restroom and Samantha started getting physical with me right away and asked me if we would like to go upstairs.  I was pretty surprised at how quick they wanted to get things moving.  People were already starting to play in the living room and clothes were starting to come off so when my girlfriend came back from the bathroom I suggested we all go upstairs.  Surprisingly the sole bedroom was unoccupied, so of course we occupied it, locking the door behind us. 

You snooze, you lose.  With the four of us being the most attractive people at the party, it would only be a short time before others would try to join us and it makes life so much easier when you have a door to shut for privacy. 
My girlfriend and Samantha started making out and taking each other's clothes off.  We switched off fairly quickly and I began going down on Samantha.  I didn't really go down on her too long before she pulled me up and asked me to fuck her.  I went to down. This girl was extremely attractive and it was very easy being in that moment and enjoying the sex.  At some point in the entire mix of all of us fucking the host comes into the room and starts asking us what we were doing in the bedroom, didn't we know it was off limits.  He has a funny sense of humor which both my girlfriend and I get, but the couple we were with, not so much.  They actually thought they did something wrong and shouldn't be in the bedroom.  The host of course was just joking and let us be, but I had to calm Samantha down a little bit and make sure she understood he wasn't serious and was just messing with us that we weren't allowed to be playing the bedroom.  I had a wonderful time with Samantha and I think the four of us spent about two hours in that room together having fun with a little half time break in between sessions.  When I finished the second time I hear my girlfriend giggling next to me.  I didn't even notice but Mike was on his back and was literally bouncing her up off of him and then she would come down and land with his cock going into her.  She thought it was funny for some reason.  All I could think of is what in the world is this guy doing, he is going to end up in the hospital with a messed up cock if she lands funny.  Thankfully she didn't land funny. We got cleaned up, headed down stairs and did the customary goodbyes to everyone and called it another great night :-)

New Years Eve House Party (Bringing in 2015 with a Bang)

Hey guys, sorry for the lack of posts for the last two months.  My laptop decided ten years was long enough on this earth and died on me.  We've gone to six parties since then, so I will be trying to write out those experiences and schedule them to come out once a week moving forward.  This post will discuss our little New Years Eve adventure.

I've debated how to do the descriptions on the house parties.  Do I write the couple's screen name?  If I don't it really doesn't provide key information that those reading this blog would want.  But if I do, it will bring unwanted attention to a couple that we may enjoy seeing again.  I've decided not to put the hosts screen name, but at least you will get an overview of how the different house parties in the New York City, New Jersey, and Long Island areas work.  

We've been so busy going to parties that New Years Eve snuck up on us and we had made no plans.  We set up a hot date on Swing Life Style (SLS) and Swingers Date Club (SDC) hoping that couples would let us know if any house parties were going on in the area.  We were invited to three parties, but each of them had approximately five couples.  We won't attend parties typically with less than ten.  When you say ten, you normally get five that show up.  When you say five, guess how many will likely show up other than yourselves.  We turned down those three parties, thought our New Years Eve was a bust but then the day before got a message from a couple we recently played with going to a party.  We reached out to the hosts and our plans were set, a house party in Queens, NY.  

We, as usual, were the first to arrive.  We got there a few minutes before 9 p.m.  So we could both drink we took an Uber both ways.  I think that was the most expensive cab ride we've ever taken at approximately $140.00 round trip.  What we should have done was taken the Long Island Rail Road into Queens and then taken the Uber at a fraction of the cost.  We originally met this couple a few years back at a New Years Eve party hosted by Taste.  I believe there were nine couples including us.  The setup was done in the basement of the hosting couple's home.  So there was a bar/kitchen area and behind that were futons and air mattresses.  They did not have any snacks sadly, but did have alcohol and mixers out.  

This setup is not ideal for several reasons:
(1) Not all couples want to play in an open area where everyone can watch or easily join in.
(2) Opening up bedrooms for play allows those who want more privacy or to not have others jump in the comfort they need to have a good time.
(3) Air mattresses are terrible.  Only real mattresses should be used.  If the air mattress isn't inflated to the point of almost popping, it isn't going to do well supporting several people fucking on them.  Those on it will find themselves sinking in awkward positions which doesn't help in keeping the mood and flow going.
(4) What, no food?  Any party should at least have some snacks like chips, I don't care if we are fucking or just hanging out.

Out of the group of couples that were there, we decided that we were not going to replay with the hosts.  They are attractive, but I just don't feel any sexual chemistry with the woman.  We'll call them for the purposes of this post Brenda and John.  There was another couple that came in, Dave and Beth that really caught our eye.  She is a stripper...I mean dancer ;-) one of the high end clubs in Manhattan.  Sadly she is only soft swap so we crossed them off our list fairly quickly.  Two other couples caught our eye.  The first of the two was an attractive pair, but not overly attractive.  He had a resemblance to Nick Lashey.  She was a pretty brunette.  Lets call them Samantha and Nick.  We had chemistry with them right away, but the night wasn't really moving forward.  We then made sure we spoke with the other couple we were interested in, Amy and Peter.  They are both from South America and she was also and attractive brunette.  

Sometime around 12:30 a.m. the host make a good decision to turn off the lights.  At that point we had already dragged Samantha and Nick to the play area, being the first ones to jump right in.  Now typically there is a very easy natural progression to swinging.  The girls start playing with each other, and the guys then slowly join in completing the swap.  Very easy.  This couple...they didn't get the memo.  A little girl on girl but then right away he is fucking his girlfriend.  Finally at some point my girlfriend gets his attention and tells him that she wants him to eat her out.  He goes down on her, and Samantha goes down on me, but then right when it is time to advance things, she runs to the restroom then makes a detour to the stripper girl to exchange contact information.  Hello?  We were just about to fuck, what are you doing?  All of a sudden, Liz, a girl jumped on the bed with me and started going down on me.  Now we had played with Liz and her husband about a month prior at another party, but this definitely wasn't proper swinger etiquette.  It is essentially a cockblock.  Nick wanted to fuck my girlfriend but she shut it down at that moment because well...there was no swap happening.  I excused myself from the bed, feeling a little bad that I did that to Liz, but she more or less did that to herself, went to the bathroom myself, came back, decided to exchange numbers with the stripper couple myself and then went back to the bed to find Nick and his girlfriend Samantha fucking.  I just told my girlfriend it was time to head to couple number two.

We went to the other side of the room and got onto the sinking air mattress and began playing with that couple.  She was wearing some kind of elaborate lingerie that I could not figure out.  I got the bra off easy enough but as I was working on the garter belt, her husband Peter starts fucking her.  I'm sorry, but can't you see I'm working here, wtf?  So Jess takes Peter to a futon, lays back and starts sucking his cock while Amy went down on my girlfriend.  I fingered Amy for awhile, but the angle things were there was nothing more I could do other than start fucking her which I felt was too soon.  However, my girlfriend grabbed a condom, gave one to me and one to Peter and I started fucking her doggy style.  I'm not sure why, but Peter only fucked my girlfriend for a couple of minutes and then excused himself.  I continued to fuck Amy doggy for awhile and then moved her to another futon and fucked her missionary.  This was an attractive girl, but at the same time, I don't know, I just wasn't feeling it.  Her facial expression was very monotone...I'm not sure if that even makes sense, but that real sexual connection was just missing, that, and she wasn't very wet.  I decided to take a time out, head to the bathroom, grab a quick drink to re-hydrate and when I came back to the play area a couple of minutes later there was my girlfriend being eaten out by Amy with the original girl, Samantha making out with my girlfriend.

I got on the bed and started feeling up Samantha.  I had been a little annoyed with whatever nonsense was going on with her earlier, but I figured that I saw her fuck someone else a little while ago, maybe she was ready to go.  I put on a condom and began fucking her doggy style.  Her pussy....way better than Amy's pussy.  She was wet and she was enjoying it, moaning up a storm.  That got me really going.  I then switched her to missionary and fucked her until I came.  My girlfriend and I then decided to take a break and grab some water.  We got dressed and I think that signaled that the party was ending to a few couples there.  We just normally get dressed when we aren't playing.  It keeps people from trying to drag us back into the play area when we aren't ready to go back.  Both the girls I played with did not have a lot of experience and that may explain some things.  Also, Samantha claims she is a psychic that speaks to the dead for a maybe that is all that needs to be said about that one.  

Remember ladies and gents, swinging is easy.  Girl on girl then swap.  If one of the girls is not bisexual, then right into the swap.  Play with each other after, NOT before.  Especially not before WITHOUT condoms.  I know bodily fluid is being swapped on different levels, but the first thing a girl that is not your partner wants to do is suck on your cock after you've been plowing your wife with it for several minutes.