Q: What types of play are allowed?
A: The better question is 'What types of play are NOT allowed?' The club allows so much that you can get kinky-sexy-fetishy without too many restrictions.
Q: Ok, What types of play are NOT allowed?
A: There is no fireplay allowed. There is no scat play allowed. No guns or knifeplay please. All messy play must be done in the appropriate open shower facility and the material must be easy to clean up and wash down the drain.
Be mindful of your play requirements, your sharps, space and safety equipment needs. Play safe, play clean, and come prepared for whatever type of play you want to engage in. The regular swingers club patrons may not know or understand some of your space or safety requirements, so please be mindful of them. Feel free to call an 'Ambassador of Love' over to help keep the area secure if there are potential dangers that may arise.
Also, because the event takes place in a swingers club, the club instates a rule against public male-male contact. This means that if things are getting sexual, please take it to a room that has a door that can be closed. The club itself doesn't care about your sexual orientation and allows everyone, but asks that all male-male activity happens behind a closed door. (I know, I don't like the rule either.) In as much as I would like to have all sexual activity with equality in all ways, we are guests and must obey the club rules. This really sucky rule will remain until our crowd basically is large enough and profitable enough to pursuade the Owner to cater to our desire for equality.
Q: So, you're saying that I can have sex with my partner here or walk around nude?
A: Yes! This is taking place at a swingers club so they are legally permitted for that type of activity.
Also, if you're going to walk around nude, we ask that you use the provided towels to place between yourself and the furniture, and cover yourself up when around the buffet table. That's just the clean and polite thing to do.
Q: Can I "Pick up chicks here?"
A: Well, that's pretty rude to phrase it that way, but I'll answer it anyway. The Cherry Noir nights are couples and poly groups only. So be sure to bring your own partner as this is NOT a place to "pick up" people. Sure it happens, and it can be really fun. But aim for the long-term friendship/party buddy/occasional sexy-time partner. If you make friends first, everything else may follow in time as your friendship flourishes.
Q: Why don't you allow Single Men?
A: The first Cherry Noir we allowed Single Men and had multiple problems with them. We had incidences of unauthorized touching after being warned and incidences of guys trying to corner girls. Each of these men were thrown out by security immediately. It's sad that a few bad apples ruined it for the lot, but it's my goal to create a safe environment for all my guests. So, I stopped allowing Single Men and we haven't had a problem since.
It's not hard for a Single Man to get in - Just find someone to go with! Come with a friend (Male or Female or Anywhere on the spectrum). Or come with a couple already coming. Post on the Fetlife group and see if you can arrange to get a party partner for the event. It's not hard, grab a friend to go. All I ask is that you don't behave like one of those Single Men that I had to eject from the event. Be polite and respect the boundaries of others.
Q: I'm on the gender spectrum and don't identify as strictly Male or strictly Female, what price do I get?
A: The Club will take a look at your drivers license. They will go by whatever it says, not how you present. It's strictly by what the state says on your license since that's how they check you into the system.
Q: What's the dress code?
A: Dress to impress! You should dress nicely, in club attire, fetish gear, business casual, or any other type of somewhat dressed up appearance. No baseball caps, jeans, sneakers, or any other super casual clothing. Leave the sweatpants at home. This is an EVENT, so dress like it. :)
Q: How do I get to the location?
A: The address is: 2533 Emery Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125. Use GPS if you can. It's right off the Girard Ave exit from the 95 freeway and physically located in the area underneath the 95 fwy. This is a Private Club - There are no signs for the club so you must pay close attention.
If you're on the 95 heading North, take the Girard ave exit. Off the exit head into the far right lane and follow the street veering to the right, following the sign for Richmond Ave. Continue forward and TAKE THE FIRST LEFT that you can. There is a LOT of construction and "Road Closed" signs, don't let them fool you. When you're on Richmond ave, take the first left, that's Cumberland ave. even though they have removed the sign and replaced it with a 95 fwy <- sign. Then after you turn left on Cumberland, MAKE AN IMMEDIATE RIGHT into the parking area (there may be a HUGE puddle there if it rained recently, drive around it). Drive to the far end of the parking area where you can see the club doorman. He's going to keep an eye on your vehicle all night.
There is chain link fencing now around the ENTIRE parking lot. There are now only two openings to get in.
If you miss the immediate right into the parking area, the next street is Emery St. turn a right onto Emery St. and drive past the front doors of the club. Turn a right THRU the road closed signs and another right to go into the parking lot. With all the construction it is a little confusing to find the club and get into the parking lot, but it will be well worth the effort.
Q: Am I allowed to take pictures at the club?
A: No, we occasionally have a professional photographer there who will kindly take your photos. Privacy is a HUGE concern and so we will have a very detailed photography protocol to ensure informed consent when a photographer is present. Our photography policies are super strict, but allow for people to capture those precious moments on film without being disrupted and without fear that the photographer will film anyone who doesn't want to be filmed. Photos are delivered via email within 1-2 weeks. We have adopted the most comprehensive photo and consent policy in the city and we call it "The Zeneca Clause". We believe that if a club cannot maintain such high standards that it is best to not allow pictures at all in order to protect the privacy of everyone.
You can take cell phone pics of your group ONLY if you are in a private room so no one who is against having photos taken has the potential to be in frame. Anyone whipping out a cell phone to take a pic in a public area will be spoken to and photos deleted. As we said, privacy is a huge concern.
If you have a question on "Cherry Noir" - please don't hesitate to ask Mistress Zeneca through the contact us link or through fetlife.com username: ElegantlyKinky.