Rooms may be decorated like a tropical oasis to Arabian Nights to caves to rooms with mirrors everywhere.
Most clubs will also have voyeur rooms that have windows where patrons can engage in sex and know that they are being watched by other patrons of the club.
Some swinger clubs go as far as to have rotating beds in the voyeur rooms to continually change the view for those watching.
Some sex clubs have formal membership and requirements that can include membership fees, showing proof of identity, attending a formal orientation, possibly providing STI test results or showing that one is part of a stable, long-term relationship and is attending with that partner (intended to minimize the number of single males or cheating husbands).
Most clubs are upscale and professional places that provide a safe place to meet other swingers.
There are some differences however among clubs, and one should not confuse swinger clubs with social clubs, swinger groups or Meet-and-Greets.
In addition to sexual orientation, these smaller groups often stratify on specific criteria, e.g., heavy men with beards or those who are HIV-positive.
However swinger clubs are typically permanent places that are specifically established for catering to swingers.
One of the biggest differences among clubs is the distinction of "On-Premises" or "Off-Premises" swinger clubs.
Other clubs are open to any person willing to pay an admission fee.
Sex clubs normally do not directly advertise to the general public, but typically rely on their own websites, swinger social networking, vertical integration in the adult entertainment industry, or through affiliate promotions on other adult venues.
On-Premises swingers lifestyle clubs are ones that offers rooms or areas that permit couples to engage in sex either alone or with others.