Lauren and Richard's Story

We’re Lauren and Richard and this is our story of how we ended up at Desire Resorts.

We’ve been together for over 16 years now and entered into the lifestyle world early in our relationship and never looked back. We have a sort of ‘have fun with it’ attitude that we try to spread. All of this is supposed to be fun. We subscribe to not taking all of it too seriously. Our relationship is the most important thing in our world and no person or couple could change that. Anything we do is an extension of us. Not him. Not her. Not them. Us. We are both thoroughly convinced that neither one of us could survive, think, live, or breathe without the other; and often argue about who’s allowed to die first. Those talks would lead us to realize how short life truly is. How we all get stuck in patterns. So we began to question “Are we and everyone else doing life wrong?” “What the hell are we doing?” “Why are we not naked on a beach somewhere having sex all the time?”

In 2016, we were given the opportunity to create a workshop at the Desire Riviera Maya Pearl Resort in Cancun, Mexico. We lived in Mexico for two months and then returned to the United States. Going back to regular life wasn’t going to work anymore and this time the “What the hell are we doing?” question had an answer. Sell everything and move to Mexico! We had no idea how we would make money, live, or survive.  Fortunately, we were given the opportunity by Desire to be a permanent fixture. We started officially in April of 2017 and finally began the Art of Touch workshops at both resorts twice per week. Now thanks to over 10,000 generous, wonderful, beautiful people, we’ve seen our lives and our relationship reborn. Desire and all of the people we’ve met have truly changed our lives.

The next logical thing was to start a podcast. Why? Because we never listened to them and knew nothing about them. We began the podcast in May of 2018 and haven’t stopped; despite still, sort of, not knowing what we’re doing. Back in early spring of 2012, we visited Desire for the first time. It was love at first … booking?  Our room number was 77.  So that’s why we named the podcast Room 77 | Podcast.

We encourage everyone to try to do the best version of “What the hell are we doing?” and change your life for the better. Life is short. Spend quality time with the one you love. Stop worrying about things that don’t matter or that you have no control of. Don’t be led. Lead. Go down your path. Do it naked, laugh, and have lots of sex!

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