Canadian court lifts ban on ‘swingers’ clubs

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  1. Hunter P

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10561253/
    Go go Canada!


    Seriously though, I was reading the article and something just didnt add up. The clubs are off the hook because they don't pay for sex and yet they pay for a membership fee. What is to stop me from running an actual whore house where clients pay a membership fee rather than paying per visit?

    Plus, the money involved doesn't seem to add up either.
    That's only $40K Canadian annually. So how can they afford the club upkeep plus plans on adding a Jacuzzi and swimming pool?

    It also mentions they are getting some Florida investors too. Why, so they can share in that juicy $40K/year? From where is the other income coming?

    I'm totally confused.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I need to read a Swingers for Dummies book or something.
     
  2. Paul McElligott

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    Maybe 2,000 regular clients means they have more clients just 2,000 that use the club regularly.

    Lotsa people pay their dues and never go. That's how health clubs make money.[​IMG]
     
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    Overpriced domestic beer.
     
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    Probably makes his money off drinks, or concievably "facilities rental". Here in Texas, for years [still in some places] you had to belong to a "private club" to buy a glass of beer with your dinner. No big deal, the waiter gives you a chit to sign and you slip him an extra three bucks. Point being, they weren't making their money off the membership fee.
     
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    Looks like Canada is becoming the North American Amsterdam. Might take a visit soon. :b [​IMG]
     
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    The "Etiquette" section on the Klublayden web site is pretty damn funny!

    Here's an example:

     
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    L'Orage, the club named as the defendant, is located only a couple of blocks away from my home.

    It's gonna be a crowded Christmas over there! "No, no! It's Deck the HALLS! Not... Oh, never mind" [​IMG]
     
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    In ultra-conservative Alberta, the government swings YOU. [​IMG]

    Kidding aside, I have no knowledge of Swinger clubs in Calgary - but with all the refugees streaming in from Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and British Columbia (and the occasional political dissident from Ontario) I'm sure a few will start up soon...
     
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    $5.00 per Condom.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Not a swinger club...but...

    http://www.cuddleparty.com/

    Non-sexual way to be around and touch fellow humans. I saw this on TV. Looks weird. I bet lots of horny people try to sneak in under the radar...lol...
     
  12. ChristopherDAC

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    Well, it's a documented fact that people sicken and die without human touch. Infants more rapidly than anyone else, of course, and some of us can hold out longer than others, but it'll do you in eventually. Some go mad first, but not all; the physical effects are more problematic.
     
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    Its in the subconscious. We all enjoy physical contact. When you do without, you may not notice the negative effects, nor may other people. The effects you experiance may be impacting you at a deeper level. Some people feel it, and some people hide it or ignore it, etc. Anyhow, don't be afraid to contact people in a non-sexual way. Kids do it all the time. Rough housing, play fighting, friendly teasing etc etc. People hug, shake hands etc etc. anyways...off topic...
     
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    Wish I'd seen this thread before the holiday but I'm not going to pass up this rare chance to share an old PLAYBOY version of the popular winter song:


    "Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
    Fa la la la la, la la la la.
    Tis the season to be jolly,
    Fa la la la la, la la la la.

    Doff we now our gay apparel,
    Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
    Everybody jump on Cheryl
    Fa la la la la, la la la la.
    "
     
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    Anyone know what is the legal difference between a swingers club with an annual membership and a brothel that charged a membership fee? I'm sensing a loophole here and a possible new business opportunity.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Just a guess, but a "swingers' club" would technically be considered a house of assignation because people come there to meet and have sex -- nobody's being paid to be there except the bartender [who doesn't join in the, er, merrymaking]. Contrariwise, if you had a brothel which charged a membership fee and kept the house-girls on salary, the owner would be considered as having solicited prostitution and the clients would not -- and if you did it in California, you might get away with it [not that the Golden state is a Canadian province, but just for the sake of argument].
    The standard there, and this is why the porn industry works out of there, is that it's not prostitution if the guy who pays the girl isn't the one having sex. Of course this kind of legal logic breaks down at some point, such as when the producer and the star are the same person, but the police generally have [or find] something better to do.
     
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    Which would also include 90% of the bars and nightclubs out there, the difference being that the sex is not carried out on premise, most of the time.
     
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    You haven't seen what goes on in the the washrooms of those places... [​IMG]
     
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    Has anyone here ever participated?
     

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