There is also a very large and growing group of private sex clubs that, to avoid legal problems, do not operate in a specified location.These organizations focus on private parties in homes or rented facilities and make use of the Internet to build their membership.However swinger clubs are typically permanent places that are specifically established for catering to swingers.
There is usually a small door fee and most are invitation-only.
In addition to sexual orientation, these smaller groups often stratify on specific criteria, e.g., heavy men with beards or those who are HIV-positive.
A similar type of club is a masturbation club in which members, either single-gender or mixed, masturbate together in public or private rooms.
Sexual intercourse is generally prohibited in such clubs.
Some clubs organise events which cater to heterosexual couples or individuals, others to gay men or (rarely) lesbians, and others have no orientation policy.
Some cater to non-conventional activities, such as gang bangs, BDSM or fetish.
Some swinger clubs go as far as to have rotating beds in the voyeur rooms to continually change the view for those watching.
Some sex clubs have formal membership and requirements that can include membership fees, showing proof of identity, attending a formal orientation, possibly providing STI test results or showing that one is part of a stable, long-term relationship and is attending with that partner (intended to minimize the number of single males or cheating husbands).
On-Premises swingers lifestyle clubs are ones that offers rooms or areas that permit couples to engage in sex either alone or with others.
Off-Premises clubs are ones that allow for couples to meet and often dance or can socialize but have no areas or rooms where any sexual activity can occur.
Sex clubs, also known as swinger clubs or lifestyle clubs, are formal or informal groups that organize sex-related activities, or establishments where patrons can engage in sex acts with other patrons.