0268 - Terms of Service - 2022.11.21
I regularly read a webcomic called Oh Joy Sex Toy, a sex-education slash sex-toy-review slash porn comic. Way back in 2013, they wrote a review of a swinger's club in Portland called Club Sesso.
Club Sesso was (it has since closed down and reopened under new management) a safe, positive, sexy environment with stages, private rooms, a bar, a buffet, an orgy pit, and a membership fee. I remember I was curious about it, so, at the time, I went to Club Sesso's website and checked out the details, despite the fact that I knew I would probably never go to Portland and, even if I did, I'd never actually visit.
At the time, I distinctly remember, the membership fee for single ladies was cheap, the fee for couples was slightly higher, and the fee for single men (or, at any rate, dude-shaped people who chose not to bring a partner) was $150/year. On top of this, they had theme nights most nights (Halloween costumes, toga party, whatever), and, on those nights, there was an additional cover charge.
At least once a week, though (usually on Mondays, I believe it was), the calendar had a free day with no theme, and, therefore, no cover charge. Assuming I had a $150/year membership and went once a week on this free day (we'll assume I miss two, since life is chaotic), that's only $3/visit.
Now, just getting into a sex club is, in no way shape or form, a guarantee that your fellow visitors will want to get frisky with you. Hell, I might pay that $150 and never even get a firm handshake, and that is perfectly okay.
BECAUSE THAT'S A GOD DAMN THREE DOLLAR BUFFET.
Yes, the buffet was complimentary, as long as you were a member. It wasn't great, but the website mentioned they had pre-made sandwiches, and salad, and fancy brand-name fruit juice, and presumably desserts of some sort. I could pay $150 for the year, and, once a week, stroll in, sit down, stuff my fat face while people fuck each other in the background, and stroll right back out again.
I think about that a lot. Like, a lot a lot.
Anyway, annual memberships to things can be quite lucrative, as long as you use'em right.