The parade is over, the suitcases are unpacked, and it’s back to reality. What an incredible time John and I had at this years Naughty in N’awlins convention. We participated in seminars and served on panels. We spoke to literally hundreds of other couples in the lifestyle…some from as far away as Singapore. We brainstormed with others in the industry in how to spread the word even further about this viable relationship model. All in all, we came away from the experience, invigorated and excited about the coming year!
But before I get all focused on the coming year, I want to stop for a moment to thank YOU! To thank all of those who took time out of their day to support the work John and I do. To be that shoulder from which John and I could lean on for encouragement. We are forever grateful and humbled by the response we received and as I think Helen Keller so eloquently said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
And of course a BIG thank you to Bob and Tess for putting together the annual Naughty in N’awlins. Every single year they manage to outdo themselves and make it bigger and better. (Can’t believe it’s almost been 20 years!) Bob and Tess’s convention in New Orleans has become so popular that they’ve expanded to getting naughty in other locations/events in Los Angeles (immediately followed by Couples Cruise) and now Belize!
If you’re interested in registering for any of those events, just check out the banners below:
Keira Harris: Volunteer Director, National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. “In an ideal world, I would not be afraid to show affection to both of my partners in public, and my husband’s girlfriend would be able to get the same insurance benefits that I get,” says Harris.
John & Jackie Melfi: Bloggers from OpenLove101.com, authors of The Swinging Lifestyle: Questions You Are Afraid to Ask, and owners of colette, the largest chain of swinger’s clubs in the US.
Dr. Zhana Vrangalova: A NYC-based sex researcher, writer, and educator with a PhD in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University.
Kenneth Play: An international sex hacking expert/educator, former top fitness professional, and private celebrity fitness and sex-ed coach.
Holli & Michael: Starred on Playboy’s hit show “Swing,” with a daily radio show on Playboy Radio, and they own a club in Las Vegas called Sensual.
John and Jackie Melfi are in a consensually non monogamous marriage. They have been featured in ABC News Nightline Special Report “Getting Naughty In N’awlins”, Inside a New Orleans Swingers Convention, and CNN “This Is Life” with Lisa Ling. The Melfis are the force behind the industry famous colette swingers clubs in New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, and Austin. With over 20 years of combined experience, this powerhouse couple coaches thousands of singles and couples through their award winning blog Openlove101.com.