Sexes: Is There Life in a Swingers' Club?

There's nothingplatonic about Plato's Retreat

As TIME'S Behavior writer, John Leo diligently strives to keep up with fast-changing U.S. sexual mores. In this pursuit, Leo and a companion visited Plato's Retreat, a swingers' club in the basement of Manhattan's Ansonia Hotel. His report:

An orange plastic ball zips through the air, occasionally caroming off an onlooker or one of the swimmers. Two giggling women start to push a third into the water, then pull her back just in time. It is normal poolside fun, except that everyone is naked and three couples are copulating in the water.

"When you write about this," says Larry...

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