Europe's taste for bare skin is in retreat. Nudist beaches and resorts, topless sunbathing and nude unisex saunas are declining. In recent years, commentators across the continent have remarked on a new prudishness.
Las Vegas is playing host to a swingers' event hoping to claim a listing in the Guinness Book of Records for the world's largest orgy..
Sin City 8 is a complete takeover of the Embassy Suites hotel in Las Vegas turning it into a weekend of sex romps with different themes, contests and parties. One of the main events is an attempt at breaking the world record for the biggest orgy,
which is currently claimed by Japan when 500 people all did the deed at once.
The event on June 2 has 1,000 people confirmed and expects more than 600 participants to show up and get it on.
To help facilitate the fun, a bunch of amenities are provided:
22 queen size beds
designated areas for cuddle pillow piles
yoga mats available for use
over 2,000 condoms
lube, baby wipes, tissues, towels
roaming supply carts
There will also be multiple orgy monitors and an orgy concierge that will patrol in the thick of it and make sure that all participants are comfortable and consensual.
The theme of the party is masquerade masks and an Eyes Wide Shut type atmosphere.
The scheduled attempt to break the world's record for largest orgy will move from Embassy Suites on Swenson Street to the Erotic Heritage Museum.
We're guessing the reason was was that Hilton, the corporate owner of Embassy Suites, ultimately balked at having one of its properties host a Caligula-blushing assemblage of swinging couples.
According to today's news release, Erotic Heritage Museum Executive Director Dr. Victoria Hartmann will conduct a qualitative research project during the orgy to help fill holes in the study of the evolution of group sex.
The remainder of the Sin City 8 program, featuring seminars and pool parties, will still be held at Embassy Suites.