For Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Richmond, & the Mid-Atlantic Region
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.
Listings are segmented by region, then coded & categorized by the nature of their interest:
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 2019 - exceptions are noted]
Group Listings for DC & Surrounding Areas (Baltimore, Philly, & Richmond Follow Below):
DC Burners (Facebook): Facebook Group for the DC/Baltimore Burner Community. Although based around those local members who attend Burning Man & regional burns, it is not specific to any particular event.
Mischief DC (Facebook): The largest
& most active burner group in the entire DC area. They host events, club nights, & have a strong presence at most if not all official burns throughout the nation. Their main event "Naughty
Snowball" is a regional favorite.
Kindlers of the Sacred Rhythm (SacredRhythm.org): 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 & Pagan community. While they do not seem to be as active as years past, most of their current focus lies with SuspendDC. Efforts have also moved more toward a commercial orientation.
DC Anti-Social (Fetlife): As an open group, they host some of the area's best happy hours & social gatherings for sex-positive kinksters. Gatherings take place at various locations throughout the area. Also see Fetlife Group.
Dark Odyssey (DarkOdyssey.com): 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 occasional parties for local members. All event are catered to the entire spectrum of the pansexual community. Also see: Fetlife.com/groups
Citadel of Kink / Catacombs (Fetlife): Formally seperate groups, the two have now merged into one unified effort. Catacombs will now serve as the main venue for the Citadel to host private parties in & around the Manassas area. Further efforts have begun to piggy back on dedicated swinger hotel takeovers to bring a kink element to the swinger community. See Fetlife group for more.
DC Sub Club (Fetlife): Hosts Dinner with Dommes the second Tuesday of each
month for pro dommes & those who admire them. They also hosts an annual holiday party plus charity fund-raisers throughout the year.
DC After Dark (Fetlife): Formally the host group for Dark Odyessy Happy Hours, they have since splintered off into their own group. Meet & Greet Happy Hours are held each Thursday at Dupont Italian Kitchen (17th St. NW DC).
DC Rope (Fetlife): Founded by Green Eye'd Devil, DC Rope provides an
educational focus for those with an interest in shibari, bondage, & all things rope. Often they can be found hosting demo stations for Crucible events & Baltimore play parties.
DC Spanking Society / DCS (Groups.Yahoo.com/Group/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!
Indecent Enterprises (IndecentEnterprises.com): 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, Tiny Terrors, & more. Also see: Fetlife Group
Primal Arts (Fetlife): Blending tribal ritual with sensual desire, the cornerstone of Primal Arts 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 happy hours, educational workshops, as well as fully evolved events & weekend retreats. Please note they are heavily oriented to the Fetish Community.
Spectra DC (Fetlife): Formally Aberrant DC, the rebranded Spectra offers social
gatherings on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month. They also host ocassional play parties, usually held at the Crucible. Check thier Fetlife profile for details.
Women Rule (Women-Rule-Parties.com): Maryland 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.=
Sinn-Ergy (sinn-ergy.com): 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.
Glory Hole Club (GloryHoleClub): From the ashes of Entre Nous, the Glory Hole Club has since risen. Offering primarily MFM parties of a discreet nature, affairs take place in Upper Marlboro, MD at a private residence. See website for application & info.
Duke of DC (Facebook): Hosting mansion parties around the area, "The Duke" carries a high end product that so far has trended to the area's newcomers seeking an erotic edge. While technically his group remains active, in all reality it is currently on hiatus & dormant.
Bi-Weekly Parties (TheBiSexualLife.com): Hosted at various locations around the area, Bi Play Parties take place on the 2nd & 4th Friday of each month. Targeted specifically to Bi men & women, couples w/ Bi-partners (& those who love them), as well as CD, TG, & TS individuals. All events are clothing optional & BYOB. Metro access is readily available. Also on Fetlife Groups.
IMEN / International Men Enjoying Nudism (Imen4allmen.org): 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 (SigmaDC.org): 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. Further events are hosted throughout the year. Membership is not required, but members receive many benefits.
MAsT / Masters And slaves Together (MAsTWashignton.org): 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 various locationis. Men of all orientation are welcome. See website for details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CapitolBate (my.yapp.us/CBCDC): All Male Masturbation Group that meets weekly at a private gallery on Capitol Hill. Gatherings are hosted On-Premise w/ a strict focus on J/O. All types are welcome. Membership now requires the app.
Open Minded Events (OpenMindedEvents.Blogspot.com): 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 is requested (no donation for first time attendees). Previously known as Having Parties. This group may be inactive. We're checing on thier status.
Groups Listings for Baltimore, MD. & its Surrounding Area (Philly & Richmond Follow
Baltimore TNG (Fetlife Group): After a significant hiatus, Baltimore TNG has
returned. Social Meet & Greet happy hours are held on on a new schedule, so see group updates for dates & current location.
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 are still in existence, but a recent shift in leadership has left them currently in flux.
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 Profile.
BaltoFornication (Fetlife): Although listed as a fetish group, they actually offer a diverse range of events - everything from play parties to sex/swing parties, as well as adult & kid friendly movie nights, discussion groups, education forums, & game nights. Most parties range from 70 in attendance to 30 for smaller affairs. All are offered in a safe & accepting environment. Also see Fetlife Profile Page.
The Cell Bloc (Fetlife): Private group hosting parties, socials, &
educational gatherings at their private space in Baltimore as well as through The Baltimore Playhouse. Members must fully vetted to attend. Monthly socials / play parties are held on-premise.
Baltimore Poly (Meetup.com/BmorePoly): 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.
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: email@example.com
Group Listings for Philadelphia & SE Pa. (Richmond & the Mid-Atlantic Follow
The Philadelphia Experiment / PEX (ThePhiladelphiaExperiment): Presenting some of the region's largest & most recognized festivals, PEX has shifted its focus from active promotion to a closed mailing list. You must contact the group for announcements & tickets of future events (contact page). These include the PEX Halloween Ball (often hosted on the Battleship U.S,S, New Jersey) as well as the PEX Summer Festival over 4th of July weekend. See: PEXSummerFest.
Corrupt Mind Productions (Fetlife): First & foremost, they host "Masque" - a monthly
play party targeted to the kink community. All events are hosted in a fully equipped post-industrial playspace & usually carry a theme. Cost is $30. They also provide a forum for discussions
about upcoming events & the Philadelphia Kink Community. Also see Fet Group.
The Middle Ground (Fetlife): Event based group for the kink aware in Philadelphia. They strive to bridge the gap in the local community by providing local events, gatherings, & educational / informational forums of exchange.
The Gate (Fetlife): Philadelphia's gateway to all things BDSM. They also host a monthly munch at Philly Diner (51 Industrial Highway, Essington, PA 19029). All parties are welcome to join.
Bucks County BDSM (Fetlife): Fetlife group for those living in Bucks County vs. Philadelphia. A basic outreach for those interested in kink & BDSM living in the suburbs of Philly seeking like minded engagement closer to home.
Philadelphia Jacks (PhiladelphiaJacks.com): All male masturbation group holding 5-6 monthly events & gatherings on Chestnut Street in Center City. All events are for mustual or single masturbation only.
Philadelphia Women's Leather (Facebook): Featuring bar nights for Philadelphia women into leather & fetish. This is a pansexual organization & is open gay, bi, straight or any persuasion with an interest in leather. And actually, you don't even need to be into that!
Groups Listings for Richmond, VA. & its Surrounding Area...
Virginia Friends (vafriendsonline.com): 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwest Va. Socials (Southwest-va-socials.com): 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 (VaSecret.com): 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 Guys (Google Groups): 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: Rangmembership@aol.com
Additional Groups for the Mid-Atlantic...
Annapolis Area Kinksters (Fetlife): Providing a forum for kinksters in Annapolis & the surrounding region. Available for both the exchange of ideas as well as the promotions of events & gatherings.
LinK / Lancaster in Kink (Fetlife): Providing munches & social gatherings in
various locations throughout Lancaster County. Events are held weekly on Wednesday Night. See group or Profile Page for more.
Chesapeake Bay Swinging Boaters (SwingingBoaters.com): 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: Groups.Yahoo.com/Group/CBSB
Hampton Roads Hook-Up (SwingLifeStyle): Based out of Yorktown, Va. & hosting hotel gala's w/ onsite room parties following. Also social gatherings & private parties in select locations. They have a website but their main gateway is through SLS.
South WV Socials (Swinglifestyle.com/Southwvsocials): 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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