Anna Ellis


Blogging A-Z – Key Parties

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I’m participating in Blogging From A-Z Challenge in April – one blog post on every day in April (except Sundays!) Wish me luck!

April 13 – K: Key Parties

from Urban Dictionary: A couples party where all of the men put their car keys into a bowl or bag and at the end of the party, the women blindly select a set of keys to determine who she goes home with for the rest of the evening for sexual gratification.

also known as watch parties, wife swapping and my favourite ‘swaptions’

Book3 The WivesIn my Husbands and Wives books, the key party is a monthly (or more) event for the naughty neighbours of Honeysuckle Court.  While many believe key parties had their heyday in the free-spirited 70s, these days the swinger lifestyle is still going strong, but happens in different locations rather than the rec room of the house down the street!

There are rules and traditions; the parties could include the ‘full swap’ which means exactly what you think it is, and the ‘soft swap’ which everything but full penetration takes place.  Every so often the media will become interested in these events, but unless there are underage participants, those who attend key parties should be allowed to enjoy their lifestyle without any stigma.

My Husbands and Wives series is about a group of happily married couples who just happen to be swingers and the key parties they attend.  Check it out if you think it might interest you! Ebooks available through


Author: hollykerrauthor

Author of chicklit novels, Unexpecting, Coming Home, Absinthe Doesn't Make the Heart Grow Fonder and The Secret Life of Charlotte Dodd

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