Until we went Swinging in Swindon we had always been to private meet ups and house parties. To attend a club had originally felt as if it were too ‘committed’ – and as people in our late 40’s and early 50’s ‘clubbing’ was something we had confined to our past!
But we had met so many people that really enjoyed visiting swinging clubs – all over the UK and in fact, the world. So when the situation came along to visit a club near us, we thought we’d bite the bullet.
Brown is a terribly organised person! He never takes anything on unless it has been thoroughly researched. He managed to find us a Holiday Inn Express that was a stone’s throw from the club. It meant that I didn’t have that struggle of walking a long way in heels that were designed to be worn when you’re on your back and hair that would look as if I’d just got a thorough ‘seeing-to’ before I actually had!
Just near the club were also a few bars and restaurants. We always make a point of eating at lunchtime rather than the evening when we’re swinging – so it was just a drink that we were after. We had fun sitting there with our wine, looking at other couples near us and trying to guess if they would be heading to the club later too. In fact – we were right with most of them!
The Swindon Swingers club itself is nothing to look at from the outside. It has one of those doors that makes you question whether you are visiting the right place. But – due to his research – we knew we were, and once through the doors we were greeted by a very friendly group of people and immediately felt at ease. It costs £30 per couple to get in – and you pay for your drinks and snacks too.
Now that we are a little more experienced, we know that all clubs can be hit and miss. It isn’t always their fault. Some nights are quieter than others – due to the weather, the football, the state of the economy – and of course if there is another big event going on. The night we went to Swindon it was probably only half full. The club can take 100 people and there’s no longer booking in advance – so it encourages you to get there on time and for the club to get busy at the right time for everyone.
There’s a ladies make-up room which is great! There are lockers and plenty of room to change if you don’t want to wear your sexy clothes before arriving at the club.
The club itself is a maze of corridors and rooms and steps. Once you have got used to it its fine – but at the start it felt as if it went on forever! There is a dark room complete with cage wall; its quite small with a bench running along one side of it. It was pretty busy when we went it, but mainly with single guys. There was one woman on all fours on the floor though and she was providing some very stimulating entertainment for everyone around her. I stood just outside the room and put my tits through the cage side. Three or four hands played with them which is always a big turn on for me. A couple of people came up behind me and had some finger fun – but I couldn’t have told you whether they were male or female!
There’s also a cinema room – why watch porn when you can make and be part of your own – that’s what I always think! The good thing about this room though is that the glory holes have windows that look into the cinema room and in the centre of the room there is a play bed where exhibitionists can really have their moment!
The glory holes are small and obviously – as usual. We took a look at them, and Brown had a play with someone, but we found they were a little cramped and we were there to touch and be touched as a couple – so that evening they weren’t for us.
The club also has a BDSM room with a viewing gallery. Unfortunately there was nobody making use of it the night we were there, I’d like to have seen a few people in action.
The bar and lounge area is fun. We had a chat to a few other couple and had a few drinks, but because of the small number of people, it felt a little empty once they were off playing in the various rooms. There also seemed to be a number of smokers that took advantage of a roof terrace which of course also mean’t that it reduced the ‘busy’ feeling in the rest of the club.
It is important to add that we visited the night called Remix, held on some Saturday nights for gay, straight and bi-sexual visitors. There are no limits on who can attend – male or female, couples or singles. Nor will it ever matter what percentage of who attends, this event is open to all sexes and sexualities. So if you’re a couple with straight man, or a couple that does not like the attention of single men then you’ll need to be aware of all of these facts.
All in all how did we feel about our experience? Well, we had a nice night, but now with hindsight and the things we have experienced at clubs elsewhere it certainly doesn’t rate as one of our best nights. However, it wasn’t as busy as it could have been and we were put off by some of the persistence of a couple of single men in particular. ‘No means no’ at these events – but in their case it seemed to mean ‘maybe’ and it started to get a little irritating.
Will we go again – yes certainly. I think it takes some confidence to make a night like this work and I now question whether I was confident enough. I’d also like to see it far busier because I think that would make it much more fun for both of us.
So – we’d love to know what you think and whether you plan on going! Take a look at their website and check the dates, the dress codes and the rules of course. They also have a Greedy T/Girls night on Wednesdays open to cross-dressers and admirers. Now that sounds fun too!