Because I grew up in San Francisco, it makes perfect sense that I should be friends with an Elvis impersonator.
Less so than Las Vegas, but it also makes even more sense that he met his girlfriend at an Elvis convention, because she's an Elvis impersonator, too. Of course.
And she happens to work at one of the largest, busiest online kinky sex toy stores in the world. This is a perfectly pervy San Francisco love story, except that they now live in Los Angeles. But they came up to visit recently and asked me if there were any fun sex parties to go to.
Maybe like ten on a weekend. But the trick, the hot Elvises Elvii? And as it turns out, you can get there from here.
But only from here. They found Club Kiss.
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In their giant nearly sq. Victorian they've taken great pains to turn the classic railroad-style flat into a playground for grownups.
You can easily walk right by and never know something like this was even nearby and you probably have if you've been to Foreign Cinema. The entire atmosphere is constructed to be social, but also sexy, clean and eclectic in decor. There is a dance floor with a brass pole, should you feel the need to defy gravity while you defy monogamy.
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The music is super-groovy and bootylicious, spun live by an in-house DJ. You can "chill" Kiss club san francisco the outdoor patio and marvel at the kitschy fake lawn. Like a sultan's lair nestled in the middle of our city, there are private rooms festooned with colorful fabrics and artwork -- and public rooms, with very inviting couches. There's no pressure to do anything with anyone; on a fact-finding recon mission, I sat in a comfy chair, sipped Shiraz and chatted, admired the sexy patrons getting even more sexy with each other and then mosied on to the next Saturday night party in the Mission.
Just another weekend at home. But what really makes Club Kiss unlike your dirty uncle Sal's swing club in Memphis, besides the Mission hipster staff, are the unique membership policies and rules. First off, women rule.
Interested parties must apply for membership. Maybe you'll be accepted -- maybe not.
They look for "highly evolved, respectful beings who are super aware of the comfort level of those around them. It's not a sex club, it's a vibe. They want the thoroughly modern couple.
The dress code is strict: sophisticated. Yet you can still wear your blue suede shoes, if you like.
There are rules like no naked genitals on seating areasand then there are rules as in no single men are allowed, ever. They even have a growing list of testimonials from gleeful members. Club nights happen generally twice a month -- and that weekend our Elvii were in luck -- and the party only begins at 10pm.
And how did Mr. Presley like Club Kiss? Let's just say some Graceland sandwiches were made in the Mission that night. Hail to the King, baby. She is regarded as the foremost expert in the field of sex and technology, a sex-positive pundit in mainstream media CNNThe Oprah Winfrey Show and is interviewed, quoted and featured prominently by major media outlets.
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