What could be better than a week of shenanigans in New Orleans? A week in New Orleans attending the 2018 Naughty in N’awlins!
Yes folks, it’s that time of year again! Time to pull out the suitcase and pack it to the brim with your wild side! Time to march down Bourbon Street in all your swinger glory and surround yourself with the greatest bunch of like-minded couples and singles in the world!
What’s Naughty in N’awlins you ask? It’s the coup de grace of all swinger events in the country! Celebrating its 20th year, the annual convention promises to be a “knock it out of the park” extravaganza!
Naughty in N’awlins is the brainchild of Bob and Tess Hannaford. Back in 1997 Bob and Tess started hosting a monthly house party, and by 1999 the party had grown into the very first Naughty in N’awlins. Not only has NIN become the Must Attend Swingers’ Convention of the year, but it also boasts a plethora of Must Attend events.
Swinger Parade: Recognized as the largest Swingers’ Pride Parade in the world, this march of unity is a highlight of the convention. The parade features a police escort, floats, a marching band, beads, and thousands of swingers all touting the praises of consensual non-monogamy. John and I had the pleasure of serving as ambassadors of this amazing convention feature last year, and I will never forget how much fun we had riding the float and throwing beads. I will also never forget the comradery felt by everyone in attendance.
The Seminars: You can’t attend NIN without attending at least one of the incredible classes and/or seminars. Dozens and dozens and dozens of speakers and instructors guide you through everything from orgasms and how to please your partner to how to connect with another couple and even an intro into BDSM. Again, John and I were honored to speak at last year’s convention and look forward to speaking again this year.
The Parties: Oh boy, do Bob and Tess know how to throw a party! Every single day is jam packed with opportunities for you to let your hair down and get your drink on. Whether you opt to attend a bar takeover during the day or theme it up each evening, you won’t run out of places to party. Oh, and don’t forget that our club, colette, offers special NIN packages for those who attend the convention. Naughty in N’awlins AND colette?! What could be better?
The Awards: The Annual Lifestyle Awards held in conjunction with NIN is an industry highlight of the year. Hundreds of swinger clubs, podcasters, bloggers, and entertainers are recognized for their impact on the swinger lifestyle. As consensual non-monogamy emerges as a viable relationship model, those of us working in front of and behind the scenes have watched the change. We’ve witnessed the explosion as more and more couples and singles seek out information and avenues in which to incorporate this lifestyle into their own lives.
The People: What can I say? It’s all the couples and singles attending this jam packed adventure for the past 20 years that has made Naughty in N’awlins what it is today. This tight linked community of like-minded people shows what can happen when you believe wholeheartedly in what you’re doing. People like Bob and Tess and all their ambassadors work crazy long hours to provide this days long event for those of us eager to spend time with our friends and time cultivating the best in our relationships and in ourselves.
John and I come away each and every year invigorated and more driven than ever by this consensual non-monogamous movement. Yes, movement, because that’s what we all are. We ARE a movement. In the words of Albert Einstein, “Nothing happens until something moves.”
Please join us July 25th through the 29th as we celebrate 20 years of Naughty in N’awlins!
John and Jackie Melfi are married swingers and in an open relationship. They were featured in an ABC News Nightline special report “Getting ‘Naughty in N’Awlins’: Inside a New Orleans Swingers Convention” and are the force behind the industry famous colette swingers clubs in Dallas, New Orleans, Houston, and Austin and the award-winning blog Openlove101.com with over 20 years of combined experience in open relationships and coaching thousands of couples.