If you haven’t been to a telo in Buenos Aires, you haven’t lived. Telos are pay-by-the-hour hotels where you can go with your significant other, a random hook-up or, as is often the case, someone else’s significant other, to while away a few hours of pleasure in private. These sex hotels come complete with room-side car parking, jacuzzis and saunas within the rooms themselves, and a comprehensive room-service menu, including wine, pizza, condoms and sex toys. There are telos on pretty much every block, and you will see the sign Playa Privada or Auberge Transitorio outside, so you know you’re in the right place.
For the more extreme eroticists out there, Mazmorra is for you. This community of BSDM fetishists put on frequent parties where you can go and live out your kinkiest fantasies with a group of welcoming and open people who are more than experienced in this scene. There are certain rules you must abide by so that the party is safe and fun for everyone, and they often host them in unusual locations, such as old churches or warehouses, for that extra erotic feel.
At the softer end of the erotica spectrum is Wide Night, an art-erotica spectacle that invites audience participation in that the show moves through the crowd, and there are certain points where the audience is guided in a sensual experience, but it’s all pretty tame. Different scenes are played out by actors, and there are lots of audios and visuals to create an immersive experience. It ends with a dance party where you can mingle with other spectators after the show finishes.
This club in Palermo is known as being a swinging hot spot, where patrons can go alone, with their partner or with a group, to have a drink or to meet a dark stranger who will whisk you off into the night. The ambience is part bar, part club, part seating area, so you have your pick of environments to choose from. There is no pressure to engage with anyone, but if you are ready and willing, you are sure to find someone to liven up your evening.
Moon Swinger in Recoleta opens its doors for swingers, solo or in couples, every Saturday night at 1am. Guests can take part in threesomes, group activities and partner exchanges, and there is often a show to get you in the mood. Couples get in free for the first hour.
This downtown swingers’ club offers you everything you could want under one roof: a bar, club and restaurant, plus the freedom to meet others and explore your sensual side. Employing a respectful set of rules and codes, Sweet Club hosts weekly themed nights that get the party started. Check the website for info on different events.
While this upmarket speakeasy is not in any way in the same category as the above venues or events, it is definitely one of the most romantic spots in town and perfect for a date with a lover. Enter through the flower shop, before being led through a fridge door and down a set of steps into a cavernous wonderland of intimacy, great food and some of the best cocktails in the city. The tables are perfect for getting to know someone a little better, or sit at the bar and be tempted by all the delicious food. A great start to a potentially steamy night.