Tampa lifestyle clubs

The club was formerly called Pleasure Palace and was closed due to code enforcement.  The building reopened under new owners as a "lifestyle friendly" club, and now operates under five categories of adult licensing in Hillsborough County.  The owners  hold a "transient lodging license" along with other licenses for "adult use."   By law each private room must have a locking door just like any other motel. Also, sex isn't allowed in common areas called "social rooms." And even though the club is licensed for lodging, sleepovers are currently not allowed.


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Other area lifestyle clubs don't hold the same licenses and operate as private clubs, social clubs, or party clubs.  These establishments may offer social areas, game areas, couches, and even beds.  Some are considered off-premise clubs (no sexual encounters permitted) while others still risk the legally ambiguous title of  on-premise clubs (sexual encounters permitted on site).


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The greater Tampa Bay area is home to a large community of swingers. But, the legality of semi-public sex in a club setting has been a controversial topic in the courts for the past few years. The majority of those who engage in alternative lifestyles, like swinging, are normal law abiding citizens. Unfortunately many swingers fear breaking the law by attending lifestyle clubs that permit on-premise sex. So where do those who lead an alternative lifestyle go to express themselves?

Although Hillsborough County has closed down several lifestyle clubs due to technicalities, some still exist, abiding by all laws necessary to operate. Eyz Wide Shut, on Highway 60, is one such club. 

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