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Business restrictions aren't any sexier for swingers clubs in a pandemic

We go under the covers for a look at "lifestyle" clubs, more commonly known as swingers clubs. While legal in many parts of Canada, for obvious reasons, they've been closed during the pandemic and are relying on subscription fees to keep going.

For groups that rely on human touch as part of their business, COVID-19 hits particularly hard

COVID-19 has forced lifestyle clubs, also known as swingers clubs, to close their doors until it's once again safe to interact in close quarters with strangers. (Submitted by Dan Dowson)

Clubs of all types have, for the most part, shut down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Sports clubs, dance clubs, seniors' clubs and "lifestyle" clubs are all waiting to welcome back members and get back to businesses.

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You may not be familiar with the term lifestyle clubs — but you probably know them by their more colloquial name: "swingers" clubs.

They are struggling, like so many others, with a common pandemic predicament: how to stay afloat when you can't meet face-to-face.

As our producer Anis Heydari finds out, membership fees are filling the gap until more traditional play can resume.

Listen to the segment here — or download and subscribe to the Cost of Living podcast.