Floating orgy parties, exposed in an article recently published by a British publication, have led one Brooklyn lawmaker to call for investigations into their legality and their impact on quality of life for residents of his district.
An article published by The Independent titled “‘It’s Like Skydiving’: Inside New York’s Floating Sex Party on a Private Yacht” documented a party boat in Sheepshead Bay that recently hosted an event known as Chemistry, which they define as “New York’s private, bi-monthly sex party.”
This is not the first time the parties have been hosted in waters around New York. According to the article, Chemistry parties, which are marketed toward couples in their mid-20s, have been hosted throughout New York City since 2006.
Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, D-Brooklyn, has called for a state investigation of Chemistry parties and their effect on quality of life in his district.
“In addition to the obvious objection— that it is unacceptable to have floating orgies associated with our residential, family-oriented community— an event of this nature prompts questions of excessive alcohol use in addition to the possibility of illegal drugs,” Cymbrowitz said.
Cymbrowitz has been leading the charge to control the quality-of-life issues associated with Chemistry party boats. These issues, according to a press release from Cymbrowitz’s office, are excessive noise and crowds, passengers urinating on residents’ lawns, traffic congestion and occasional fights.
“Floating sex parties are compatible neither with Sheepshead Bay’s family-character nor with the positive changes that we are working to implement with regards to the party boat,” Cymbrowitz said.
Cymbrowitz has written to New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and the New York state Liquor Authority urging them to investigate the legality of the parties and the harm they may be doing to the communities of New York City.
“I ask that you investigate this matter further and, at the same time, prohibit Sheepshead Bay’s party boats from hosting this type of event anytime in the future,” Cymbrowitz said.