Dinner comes first, usually prepared by the host as to avoid the prying eyes of cooks and cleaners. Social media is strictly forbidden, for obvious reasons. Then the drugs come out. MDMA seems to be the drug of choice, although far from the only offering. The guests break off into twosomes, threesomes, or moresomes, usually for “cuddle puddles,” a cute way to describe a gang of groping millionaires and billionaires. From there things get really freaky.
According to Emily Chang, author of Brotopia, the mostly-male bigwigs of Silicon Valley have these drug-fueled love parties on the regular, bringing in a bevy of young women from, really, anywhere they can get their hands on them. And get their hands on them they do, often with their wives and girlfriends right beside them. According to one tech founder who chose to remain nameless, “What’s making this possible is the same progressiveness and open-mindedness that allows us to be creative and disruptive about ideas.” These men, and they are always men, are the most powerful people in the Valley, wealthy tycoons behind some the biggest brands in the world. As Chang describes it, they like to treat these parties as extensions of their world-changing professional philosophies, “overturning traditions and paradigms in their private lives, just as they do in the technology world they rule.” In the end, that means a boatload of hookups in private mansions, estates, and yachts the world over.