A Sex Club for Bisexual Women Left Intimate Photos of Its Members Freely Accessible Online
Skirt Club is an online community "for girls who play with girls". But a VICE investigation found the organisation didn't take its users' security that seriously.
by Wlada Kolosowa and Max Hoppenstedt
It's a Saturday night in December 2016; about 50 women in gold and white dresses are milling about in an ornate living room in the Berlin neighbourhood of Schöneberg, occasionally flashing suspenders. The adjacent rooms boast three queen size beds, each covered in gold flower petals, and giant tubs, filled with water that has been stained with pink bath salts. The women are here to take part in a 'golden angels' themed play party produced by Skirt Club. Organiser Renée Nyx kicks the night off with a brief speech: "Skirt Club", she says, "is a safe place where women can play with each other." Within the next couple of hours, the women have taken off their dresses and are headed towards the beds in groups of twos, threes, fours and fives.
Skirt Club is an online platform that has been bringing "bi-curious or bisexual" women together since 2014. The organisation claims to do so in a manner that is private and discrete, and many members aren't openly bisexual. According to Nyx, Skirt Club has over 5,000 members worldwide. In order to become a member yourself, you have to fill in an online application and provide a full-body photo. You're only allowed to join if you are deemed worthy by an in-house committee, and once you're signed up you can buy tickets for sex parties, send other users private messages or upload photos.