Scene Guide:
A Regional Listing of Area Groups

For Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Richmond, & the Mid-Atlantic Region

         Tyler  &  Esmeray

Regional Guide for area Groups is focused directly toward those more private venues for active participation &/or on-premise play. More public meet-&-greet or open forum opportunities are placed to Clubs. Mainstream opportunities are listed specifically in Mainstream.

Please note that the list is constantly evolving & subject to change. Interested parties are encouraged to submit listings & are asked to report dead links or changes in the information provided.

Listings are first segmented by region, then coded & categorized by the nature of their interest:
- Alternative Music & Culture in Rust.           - Lifestyle & Swinger in Green.
     - BDSM & Fetish in Red.                                 - Gay, Bi, & Transgender in Purple.

Some crossover will often exist, so the group in question will be listed by the nature that most  reflects the general practice of its events. Any listings in 'Italics' may be in question & needs to be confirmed.

[Status for all listings have been confirmed as of Fall 2014 - exceptions are noted]

Group Listings for Washington, DC & its Surrounding Area (Baltimore, Philly, & Richmond Follow Below): 

No 1 Spins Alone (  Web-based resource & social group that hosts weekly gatherings. They promote safety & education for fire play with a direct focus on spinning Poi. Based in DC & N.Va. They also have gatherings in Baltimore & Maryland. Although they keep their main site current, they also have a Facebook Group for notices & updates.

DC Burners (Facebook): Google List-serve for the DC/Baltimore Burner Community. Although based around those local members who attend Burning Man & Playa de Fuego, it is not specific to any particular event. As a list-serve organization, it is a loosely coordinated group that is largely directed by its members, but all feeds are monitored & membership does require direct invitation to join. Also, it's important to note that even though they do have a Facebook page, most action actually takes place though Google.  Please email for more.

Kindlers of the Sacred Rhythm ( Pagan-based organization offering a social & spiritual forum to explore a deeper connection to Spirit (& each other). As practitioners of the Ordeal Path, many are part of the BDSM or Pagan community as well. We follow a spiritual practice that all life is sacred & imbued with divinity, & that every action is a ritual in praise to the creative. We come together to share ideas & experiences, to explore new ways of looking at the universe, & find community with others of like mind.

Sacred Mark Sanctuary (  Blending tribal ritual with sensual desire, the cornerstone of Sacred Mark is to more deeply explore the connection between mind, body, & spirit. Embracing both the sacred & profane, they seek an enriched journey. As a group, they provide weekly happy hours, educational workshops, as well as fully evolved events & weekend retreats. Membership is required.

DC TNG  (Fetlife Group):  Social meet & greet happy hours are hosted every Tuesday at M.I.A. Lounge (Dupont). On-premise parties are also held throughout the area. Events are geared towards the young & kinky but are open to all. However, you must be known to the group or make at least one happy hour before attending the private parties.  Also see Google Groups: 

DXS Rapture (Fetlife Group): Brought to you by Dream~X~Streams, a long standing S&M organization hosting on-site play parties at a well equipped but discreet location. Full bar, dancing, & Dom's/Domme's on site are included. Membership is required.

Risque ( Bringing together an EDM Dance Night w/ Sex Positive Play, Risque hosts monthly events at The Crucible. Various demonstrations are held throughout the night, DJ's are top notch, & bar is provided. Also see Facebook/Risque.DC.

Indecent Enterprises ( Hosting a variety of monthly events at The Crucible, they offer fetish based play parties for all levels of experience. This includes College Night, The Extravaganza, The House Party, Tiny Terrors, & more. Also see: Fetlife Group

Kraken's Lair (Fetlife): Based in Baltimore & DC, they are a group dedicated to intense play. Hosting socials & play parties, they are open to all but offer a warning that the Kraken's Lair operates in the deep end of the pool. Set Fetlife group for details. 

Latex Capital (Fetlife): Fetish-based group promoting European-style latex in DC. If you're in the DC area, love latex and want to connect with other rubberists in the area, this is the group for you! They offer group outings to area events & host a munch every 3rd Wednesday. 

Indulgent Events (Fetlife): Hosting monthly events at the DC Speakeasy, they are self-described as an event production company that "breaks the rules on a traditional play party." Check fetlife group for further info & updated schedule. 

DC Spanking Society / DCS  (  A DC based S&M organization devoted specifically to the art & fetish of spanking. So feel free to bring out the paddles, but leave the whips & chains at home!

FREAK / FREderick Area Kinksters (Fetlife Group): Covering Frederick County, Western Maryland, West Virginia, & N.Va. Primarily a Fetlife group offering Kink-friendly activities, gatherings, meetings, & munches. All fetishes & orientations are welcome.

Women Rule ( Maryland based group for dominant women and those who serve them. They welcome submissives of all genders including male, female, trans, etc. as well as women who switch. Parties are held on the 3rd Saturday of every month.

Black Beat ( National organization with a local chapter that host special events, socials, & educational opportunities for the African American Culture interested in BDSM. 

Dark Odyssey Dark Odyssey (  A unique organization combining both the BDSM Culture & Swinger Community, offering very full scale on-premise events that move flawlessly between both the various cultures represented (Winter Fire for instance takes over an entire hotel downtown). They also host weekly happy hours as a simple meet & greet for those in the scene. All event are catered to the entire spectrum of the pansexual community.  Also see:

Club Fantasies - Hosted by Sir Angelo, formally core promoter for Capitol Cream. Offering an intimate low pressure atmosphere, Angelo above all knows the key ingredients to host a fantastic night. On premise play parties are hosted at a private location in the DC area. Each gathering ranges from about 20-40 couples. More info by contacting Angelo at 

Sinn-Ergy ( Formally "Sensual Equations" - organizes theme parties in unusual and/or secret locations, group vacations in luxurious settings, club parties and meet & greets where we will go the extra mile to maximize a LS experience that is sensual, sexy & classy.

Washington Metro BBW Swingers  (  A regional group that hosts regular on premise parties as well as off premise meet & greets specifically for 'Big Beautiful Women' & the people who love them. Events tend to alternate between MD & N. VA. (adjacent events are also held in Baltimore & Delaware) - Single Men, Women, & Couples are all welcome. 

The Lion's Den (LionsDenLifestyle): Based out of Ft. Washington, MD. the Lion's Den offers ongoing parties for select couples as well as online forums to meet & greet. Membership is required. Currently, the site is down so we're checking to confirm if they've disbanded.

Open Minded Events ( Private group sponsoring all male play parties in Dupont. Affairs offer a no-pressure environment but active participation is encouraged. Pics & stats are required for invitation. A donation of $20-$40 are requested per party. There is NO donation for first time attendees. Previously known as Having Parties. They have since stopped the male/female/trans format. 

Leafless Legion (Yahoo Groups): Offering those in D.C, Virgina, & Maryland who are friendly, intelligent and actively involved in social naturism the chance to meet and socialize. They host holiday & pool parties, bad-movie nights, Vitruvian Gallery events, & a monthly bar event. All offer a safe, friendly, no-drama atmosphere. Please note: Yahoo Group seems to be on temporary hiatus. We're checking their status. 

IMEN / International Men Enjoying Nudism ( Purporting a national reach, but based locally. This is an all male nudist group hosting large annual events at Ramblewood Campground as well as other affairs & gatherings throughout the year.

SigMa (  As a diverse group for gay & bisexual males in the BDSM community, SigMa holds regular events & play parties at its fully equipped play space & dungeon. A free education series (S/M 101) is also held on the second Monday of each month at the DC Eagle. Further events are hosted throughout the year. Membership is not required, but members receive many benefits. Phone: (202) 728-7589

MAsT / Masters And slaves Together  (  Active since 1999, MAsT of Washington serves as a support group for Masters, slaves, & those interested in the M/s D/s lifestyle. Meetings to discuss different aspects of M/s relationships are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1409 Playbill CafĂ© (1409 14th St, NW DC). Social Munch follows. Men of all orientation are welcome. See website for details.

CapitolBate ( All Male Masturbation Group that meets biweekly at a private gallery in the Eastern Market area of Capitol Hill. Gatherings are hosted On-Premise w/ a strict focus on J/O.  All types are welcome.

Falls Church City Group / FCCG: Private group hosting all male play parties on a very frequent schedule. Voluntary donation is as low as $7 & the group generally sees about 20 men per gathering. Light snacks & non-alcoholic drinks are provided. Street parking is readily available. Host location is close to Metro. For more info please contact: .

Blowjob/Hanjob Group of N.Va (YahooGroups): Local group for men, CD, TG, & TS to arrange meetings for blowjob & handjobs. Primarily based in the Northern Virginia. Age requirements are 21+, & all members must be Drug & Disease Free. Also open to women.

Reston Play Group: Private group hosting monthly play parties in a large private home with a playroom and dungeon near the Vienna/Reston border. Offering a selective group of HWP men under 40 but open to all races. For more info please contact


Groups Listings for Baltimore, MD. & its Surrounding Area (Philly & Richmond Follow Below):

Baltimore TNG ( On Premise play parties are hosted throughout the area. Social Meet & Greet happy hours are held on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month. See group updates for current location. All events are geared towards the young & kinky but are open to all. You must, however, be known to the group before attending a private play party.  Also see:  Fetlife Group

Baltimore Beyond (Fetlife Group): As a spin-off from Balt TNG, Baltimore Beyond strives to bridge the gap from old school to new age for kinksters & alternatives alike. They host social happy hours on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month in Canton, as well as a fairly active schedule of on-premise play parties in coordination w/ TNG.

Silk & Bunny's Lair (Fetlife Groups): As a leading member of TNG Baltimore, Silk has since spun off his own group to host great parties large & small. Their nights are dedicated to creating a safe kink-positive environment for those just getting into BDSM but are available to all.

Big Bad Nasty (Fetlife Group): A newer group to the local scene, they travel between Baltimore & DC. In short, they throw parties, the kind that leave bruises in the morning. Currently organized as a Fetlife Group w/ a growing membership for parties & active play. 

Bondage Club Baltimore ( A forum dedicated specifically to the art & desire of Rope Bondage. Meetings & educational forums are held every 2 weeks w/ a heavy emphasis on Shibari & Kinbaku. Also on Fetlife:

B.A.D.A.S.S. (Fetlife): Baltmore And DC Area Suspension Squad. Shibari rope group spanning form Baltimore to DC.

SPANK (Fetlife Group): Just north of Baltimore, over the line in Pennsylvania, & a short cannon shot east of Gettysburg there sits a great little town that seemed sleepy enough but apparently had a good number of kinksters in it. So the lovely Madam Cassie & her buff beau had the great idea of forming a more local venue for fellow people in the scene to meet, mix, & mingle without the need to always travel so far. Thus was born the Hanover TNG, now SPANK! Currently found on Fetlife. Announcements:

Baltimore Poly ( Social meet-up group offering a full diversity of sex-positive exploration in the DC, MD, & VA areas. Reaching beyond basic polyamorous relationships to include BDSM, Swing Lifestyle, Tantra, Sacred Sexuality, Personal Growth, Sex-Positive Community. They offer a means of open communication, member driven parties, gatherings, & the like. See Meet-Up Group for more. 

Heavenly Events (Google Groups):  Self-described as a discreet adult swingers group providing a safe, comfortable &sexually open environment for couples who enjoy the adult life-style. They welcome couples & single ladies (single men must be accompanied by a woman). All parties cater to those that enjoy threesomes & single ladies that are bi-sexual or bi-curious. Group is based out of Baltimore.

Swizzle Sticks ( A diverse group providing weekly Off Premise Meet & Greets each Friday in Middle River, MD (Baltimore). Email for more. 

Baltimore/Linthicum Hotel Parties (Email): Hosting all male play parties in the Baltimore area. Contribution is only $10. Email Steve for list-serve updates on coming events:

F.I.S.T. / Femalesv Investigating Sexual Terrain (Fetlife Group): A woman's leather & BDSM organization based in Baltimore. They host monthly play parties every 3rd Saturday in their Playhouse Studio, as well as workshops on every first Sunday. They can also be seen participating in many community events throughout the year. They do have an application process & pledge period to gain full membership. However, socials & play parties are open to all women & trangender regardless of member status. Email:

Group Listings for Philadelphia & Southeastern Pennsylvania (Richmond & the Mid-Atlantic Follow Below):

Philly Area Bondage Enthusiasts  (  A Bondage Group focusing on Japanese & Western rope art. They offer on-line discussions, private hands-on workshops, demo's, & meet for fairly frequent gatherings.

Groups Listings for Richmond, VA. & its Surrounding Area...

Virginia Friends ( An on premise social club holding theme-styled parties & social dances on a monthly basis. Events are held at hotel locations in the Richmond area & are for couples only. There is a no pressure environment & participation ranges from monogamous voyeurism to the wild side of active participation. Self-described as "the longest running, classiest, & best looking crowd in all of Virginia!" Self-described as "the longest running, classiest, & best looking crowd in all of Virginia!"  Email: 

Southwest Va. Socials ( Now located in Roanoke, Va. SWVa. Socials hosts On Premise gatherings for adults active in the swinging culture. Some events are smaller & more intimate, others are larger & often hosted in a hotel banquet environment.

Virginia's Secret ( Based in Midlothian, Va. Virginia's Secret hosts monthly gatherings in a non-pressure environment. Open to couples only, membership is required.

RANG / Richmond Area Nude Men (email): Based in King William County, they offer monthly gatherings for all male nudists. Events feature 36 acre private estate with 5 acre lake, 12 man hot tub, outdoor shower, screened gazebos, ornamental gardens, outdoor firepit, hiking, guesthouse, camping, full buffet & beverages. Day rates are $30 (includes party & buffet), plus $40 lodging or $10 to camp. Reservations are required. Please contact Charles for RSVP & inclusion on the mailing list:

Additional Groups for the Mid-Atlantic...

Northern Delaware D/s ( Since 2004, Steve & Tami have been hosting events throughout the year, including their grand event, the NDDS Boot Camp. New members must first attend a munch to be included within the group. Current members must attend a munch, event, or group party at least once every 3 months to remain on the list-serve. There is no fee for membership.

Chesapeake Bay Swinging Boaters (  An on-line forum for area boaters in the Lifestyles Community. They hold regular gatherings in & around the Chesapeake region. A 'host' (anyone who would like to initiate a tryst) makes a post & members then respond with their intention to join the meet. The host will set a location, date, & approximate time, & will guide other boaters to the gathering spot by a predetermined hailing channel. Then the fun begins.  Also see: 

Chesapeake Polyamory Network ( CPN used to be a centralized organization, but when its formal membership began to dwindle it changed its format to more of a community. It remains active in the area, but events now come from the community itself & not a centralized structure.  Events & discussion are posted through yahoo groups. 

South WV Socials ( Offering a permanent clubhouse along the Greenbriar River, they provide consistent gatherings every Friday & Saturday. Events are B.Y.O.B & open to couples, ladies, & select males.

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