A Regional Listing of Area Groups

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:

  • Alternative Music & Culture in Rust.
  • BDSM & Fetish in Red.
  • Lifestyle & Swinger in Green.
  • Gay, Bi, & Transgender in Wine
  • Mainstream in White.

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 2017 - 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. Email contact Spacious@DCBurners.org.

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 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.


DC Rope (Fetlife): Founded by Green Eye'd Devil & currently run by Mystic Scholar, DC Rope offers a welcoming group for those with an interest in shibari, bondage, & all things rope. They carry a heavy emphasis on education & offer monthly classes on the art of shibari. Often they can be found throughout the scene hosting demo stations for various events & play parties. Also see Mystic on Facebook.

DC Anti-Social (Fetlife): As an open group, they host happy hours & social gatherings for like minded sex-positive kinksters in various locations throughout the area. Generally there is no cover & the group is fairly welcoming to new members.

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 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.


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/756

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!

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.

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 (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.

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


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.

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 Endiceman@yahoo.com.


SWANTIC Parties (Facebook): In operation since 2003, Swantic offers sophisticated all inclusive sex positive events that catering to bisexual men & women. Most events are fully inclusive as to sexual orientations - bi, gay, straight, trans, ts/tv, etc.


The 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. 

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 (www.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 1409 Playbill Café (1409 14th St, NW DC). Social Munch follows. Men of all orientation are welcome. See website for details.


Hot Men DC (Meetup): Local Meet-Up Group for fit men who want to explore their sexuality in the company of like minded men. As of 2017 they carry over 420 members.


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 restongroup@hotmail.com.


CapitolBate (my.yapp.us/CBCDC): 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. Membership now requires the app. 


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

Baltimore TNG (Fetlife Group): 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.

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 on hiatus.

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.

Bondage Club Baltimore (BondageClubBaltimore.com): 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: Fetlife.com/groups/21064.

Big Bad Nasty (Fetlife Group): Traveling between Baltimore & DC, they throw private parties w/ a highly explict nature. Currently organized as a Fetlife Group w/ a growing membership.

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: groups.google.com/group/hanover-tng.

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.

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 (SwizzleSticks.wix.com): A diverse group providing weekly Off Premise Meet & Greets each Friday in Middle River, MD (Baltimore). Email renquaty@yahoo.com 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: bearsparties1@gmail.com

F.I.S.T. / Females 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: FISTwomen@aol.com


Group Listings for Philadelphia & SE Pa. (Richmond & the Mid-Atlantic Follow Below):

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: vafriends69@hotmail.com


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


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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.

BP Events / EPIC (Fetlife): Based out of Dover, they host events, educational forums, & social gatherings for kink aware sex-positive individuals & provide discussion forums for the Delaware scene. Also see Fetlife Group. BP Events / EPIC (Fetlife): Based out of Dover, they host events, educational forums, & social gatherings for kink aware sex-positive individuals & provide discussion forums for the Delaware scene. Also see Fetlife Profile & E-P-I-C.

EROS (Fetlife): The main purpose of EROS is to promote fellow leaders in Delaware kink community to unite & help bring a higher sense of influence to the region. As a group, they also host 2 monthly munches - one in New Castle & the other in Kent County.


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

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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