So you’ve been around the block more times than the Good Humor Man, contorting yourself into pornographic pretzels and exploring the uncharted reaches of raunchy at some pretty wild parties. Well, you self-proclaimed sexpert, the time has come to crank it up a notch. Fear not my young perverted Padawans, we did all the research for you. Pack your bags and your sexual paraphanalia. It’s time to take your sordid show on the road and visit the world’s 10 most scandalous parties!
10. Blind Date Party
If I didn’t know this party took place in Paris, would I still think it was so scandalous? Um, yes. Held in early March at the Bar of the Plaza Athenee, this isn’t just your normal masquerade party. There is a special, ahem, “blind date room.”
In order to participate in the Blind Date Party, you must follow these guidelines:
1. Wearing a mask is strictly requested to participate.
2. Please do not accept the hostess Invitation if you are in a couple, or in a relationship, or don’t feel like it.
3. Please do not forget to be respectful with the other guests inside the blind date room.
4. Blind date time: 7 minutes.
The list and the debauchery continues below
Everybody from David Carradine’s ghost to Sister Mary Margaret knows that Thailand is the epicenter of debauchery, so it should come as no surprise to find a Thai party (or two) represented on this list. Damn, Thailand… You scandalous! While some call it a celebration of the Thai New Year, Songkran, others simply refer to it as the world’s biggest wet t-shirt contest. The festival takes place during Thailand’s hottest time of year, mid April, and partiers cool off by throwing water at one other – buckets, Super Soakers and garden hoses are all acceptable. Although the original Songkran festival was a rather somber and reverent affair—a time to pay respect to the elders, where the water hurling symbolized a spiritual cleansing—young people have helped push the festival in the direction of wet and wild revelry.
8. Bay to Breakers
Bay to Breakers is a seven-mile drag race… err… foot race through downtown San Francisco with enough costumes, public nudity and public intoxication to make Mardi Gras just a little jealous. The party originally began in 1906 as a way to uplift bummed-out, earthquake-shaken San Franciscans. Now, earthquake or not, over 70,000 people flock downtown in costume—birthday suits included—to day-drink and be fabulous.
A 300-year-old tradition that began as a Norwegian adolescent rite of passage, Russefeiring has become an insane display of youthful freedom that is anything but old-fashioned. Every year, over 10,000 high school graduates (and additional heaps of young, party-seeking tourists) gather at Olso’s Tryvann Park in what might be the world’s craziest graduation party. Think binge drinking, public intercourse and all-around public disturbance. Teens will be teens. Even if they’re Norwegian.
6. Playboy’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Party
Founded in the 1970’s, Playboy’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Party took a recent hiatus during the time founder Hugh Hefner was married. But it’s back in full force and has been running at the Playboy Mansion in L.A. for the last six years. The party usually takes place on the first Saturday in August, beginning at 8 P.M. and running into the wee hours of the morning. Refreshments include a sushi and seafood buffet and several open bars with top-notch alcohol, as well as trays of hors d’oeuvres and Jell-O shots, which are passed among the 1,000 guests by women wearing nothing but painted-on costumes.
Who Goes: Hugh Hefner determines the guest list, which has included friends such as Britney Spears, Leonardo DiCaprio, Owen Wilson and even Mini-Me. And don’t forget the bunnies.
Dress Code: There is a different theme every year, and guests dress accordingly.
5. Mardi Gras
With the motto “laissez les bon temps rouler” (or “let the good times roll”), how can one not expect to have a wild and scandalous time? I mean, c’mon, Mardi Gras has it all — crazy costumes and the “Three Bs”: booze, beads and boobs! Beginning on or after Epiphany and ending on the day before Ash Wednesday, it’s amusing to think that this religiously-based event is in actuality everything the devil stands for. That’s right, debauchery… and lots of it.
4. Exotic Erotic Ball
The venue for this party is called The Cow Palace in San Francisco, but don’t let that fool you! Once a year, Perry Mann’s Exotic Erotic Ball turns this former livestock pavilion into one of the sexiest places on the planet. The party starts with a sexpo (that’s a sex industry expo, for those of you not in the loop) where you can find the latest from sex dolls to butt-plugs shaped like the Virgin Mary – seriously. Think if it as K-mart for degenerates, and yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds. The after party is the Exotic Erotic Ball itself, and things can get pretty wild. Expect weird and wild costumes, a human petting zoo, body-paint bikinis, fantasy and fetish rooms, and thousands of guests. The Exotic Erotic Ball is like a mixed cocktail made from the hottest ingredients on the planet. Just add two parts masquerade, one part fetish party, one part burlesque, and a dash of rock and roll. Shake well, garnish with your favorite dildo and serve hot to 20,000 guests.
Hedonism is a state of mind, a wild and lustful way of life. It’s also a clothing-optional resort in Jamaica where wild and lustful are just the beginning. This all-inclusive resort offers everything you need to forget about the real world back home. Let your fantasies and carnal desires run wild! Start your day with a skinny dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean. How about a game of nude beach volleyball or a nude cruise, complete with a bit of strip-snorkeling? Once the sun goes down, things get even wilder, with sensuous cuisine and multiple bars for mingling, flirting, and hopefully making good use of the multi-headed showers or your in-room Jacuzzi. This place is a legendary getaway for swinging couples, so don’t be surprised if you get invited to an orgy or two.
Brazil is sexy, there’s no doubt about that. The hot climate and hard bodies ooze sensuality and lust. There’s beaches, music, tanned bodies, and dances featuring gyrating everything. If that weren’t enough, they have Carnival, a weeklong celebration of decadence and extravagant, fantastically-costumed partying. In Rio de Janeiro and Salvador Bahia (two of the hottest hotspots for Carnival), the streets get completely packed with bronzed bodies, wearing little more than Brazilian-style bikinis, and bright, feathered head dresses. Participants whirl around in outlandish costumes, whipped into a feverous frenzy by the samba-reggae rhythms. If you’re going to go to Brazil, and you’re looking for a taste of that sultry Brazilian style, Carnival will blow your freakin’ mind.
1. Love Parade
You’d expect a festival founded on love, peace, and togetherness to be full of hippies celebrating the wonders of patchouli and power crystals. But in reality, Germany’s Love Parade is full of sexy exhibitionists celebrating decadence and skimpy outfits – not to mention their love of electronic music and ecstasy. The number of participants has varied wildly in the last few years, partially due to legal issues and commercial sponsorship, turning some people off of the event. Either way, the throbbing multitude of costumed partiers and the rumble of Europe’s top house DJs should keep the love alive. Expect drugs, public sex, and non-stop after-parties in cavernous warehouses. This is the epitome of the Euro-rave scene. If you can’t get laid here, there’s probably no hope for you.