There are actually two common types of parties: play parties, which are usually held in bars or clubs and require everyone to cover their private parts; and then the more hardcore parties held at someone's home, which are generally limited to guests pre-screened by the hosts.
At this point, we know a lot of people who attend, so it doesn't ever feel weird.
We don't usually socialize with the couples outside the scene since we don't have much in common with them besides sex.
I guess it's the same as if you were in a hiking group and only saw that set of people on hikes.
And we're always safe—hosts set up condoms and wipes and we are scrupulous about safety.
I know it's risky, but the way I see it, you take risks every day.
We're as careful as we can be, and luckily, it seems a lot of the partygoers we associate with feel similarly.