Suburban Swingers Club Outrages Neighbors

November 23rd, 2009 by

NEW RICHMOND, Ohio – — Take a ride down U.S. Highway 52 in Clermont County and you would hardly notice it’s there; a place called Cobra Cincinnati — an adults-only swingers club.

Cobra Cincinnati is not the first swingers club in the Tri-State area, but it has become one of the most controversial because of its location — quiet New Richmond.

“They drive by real slow and look like they’re going to see somebody naked swinging from the rafters. (That) just isn’t the case,” said Jeff McGinnis, owner of Cobra Cincinnati and a swinger himself.

WLWT was invited to

go inside Cobra Cincinnati

to see what the establishment is like. The club has 12 bedrooms, a living area, a kitchen area and a pool table. There are also pornographic films playing on TV screens and pornographic magazines placed throughout the club, among other forms of adult entertainment.

“Got some lubricant, got some condoms, we got some discount coupons if you want to make a trip down to the Hustler store,” said McGinnis as he showed WLWT’s Eric Flack around the club.

McGinnis described the club as a place for married couples to get together, party and spice up their sex lives with other partners.

WLWT was invited to one party on Halloweennight. Many of those at the party were camera shy, but one man who WLWT is identifying as “Joe” agreed to talk about why he was there.

“We came here to meet some people, you know, get comfortable with them, and then whatever happens happens,” he said.

Joe said he and his wife go to Cobra Cincinnati to get away from all from all of the taboos and laws against public indecency that they run into at regular bars.

“Here, you’re all open-minded. You can do pretty much what you please and you won’t get hauled off to jail,” said Joe.

And Cobra Cincinnati is 100 percent legal. McGinnis said that no prostitution is allowed inside the club. The club charges a membership fee of $29 per year and an entry fee of $29 when members come to visit. Women get in free.

You must also be 21 years old to enter the club and no alcohol is served, though visitors can bring their own.

So far, police said there haven’t been any problems or complaints reported. But neighbors don’t like the idea of a sex club in their community.

“We don’t need a whorehouse in town. That’s all there is to it,” said Judy Hurst.

Hurst lives down the street from Cobra Cincinnati. She said she worries about the club bringing a criminal element into the neighborhood.

“We don’t know if there’s sex predators. We don’t know what they are,” she said.

McGinnis said he doesn’t do criminal background checks on his members or test them for sexually transmitted diseases. And he acknowledged that there are people out there who don’t want Cobra Cincinnati around.

“But then you got the people who, like I say, want to draw the line on where morality begins and where it ends … Those people hate us,” McGinnis said.

But McGinnis said there are enough people who don’t hate Cincinnati Cobra to keep the club open.

One Response

  1. BJ Moore

    We need to know a location for club because we live far away. Do you have a phone number available. Thank you

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