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Educational Meeting! Religion and Kink - When two worlds collide
7:10pm New People's Orientation (FREE), 7:30-9 Educational meeting ($5 for members, $10 for nonmembers), 9-10:30 MUNCH! (whatever you order to eat!). Are you religious and kinky? Do you enjoy the Song of Solomon and The Secretary? Have you figured out how to balance these two worlds or maybe religion and kink offer inner turmoil, judgment or feelings of guilt? Maybe you have left church, but you still feel a connection to God. Or maybe you are just curious? This panel is for you. Come out and hear other people’s stories and conflicts as they try to balance their faith, religion and Kink. Listen as they answer questions pertaining to this topic, and discover that you may not alone. This IS NOT a religious debate. This IS NOT a discussion on whose religion is ‘right’ or ‘better’. This IS NOT the forum to ask how someone else can get flogged, tied up or pegged [insert your own kink here], but still be ‘a good Christian’. THIS WILL BE A SAFE SPACE TO NOT FEEL ALONE! If YOU, are feeling turmoil about going to church after last night’s play party, if you’re feeling judgment from family or friends, if you’ve been ousted by your church, if you miss religion in your life but don’t know if you can be faithful and partake in a kink life…. this panel is for you and this panel is for those of you who have a friend who is going through a similar situation and want to learn more in order to support and understand them better. About your panel moderators: Miss ChrisTina and her sub Rick have only been a part of the community for 3 years, but their M/s relationship has been developing for more than 10 years. They are both evangelical Christians that have been involved in many aspects of Christian ministry. MissTs Sub has spent much of his adult life studying the Bible. He holds a Bachelors’ degree in Christian life and ministries and has worked for a faith based organization. Baltimore Educational and Social Society (BESS) is an educational and social group for consenting adults with shared interests in BDSM sexuality. These interests include, among others, Dominance & submission, bondage & discipline, leathersex, fetishism, cross dressing, and roleplay. BESS is multi-sexual. All genders and orientations are welcome to attend. Our goal is to provide a safe, friendly, and discreet environment for the education and encouragement of adults interested in Safe, Sane, and Consensual expressions of BDSM sexuality. Orientation Meetings are free and ensure that you understand the basic ethical values of the Baltimore BDSM community. They also provide information about BESS and gives you an opportunity to ask any questions that you might have. The orientations are held at the same location as the BESS Educational meetings and there is no need to reserve in advance. Just be sure to arrive promptly at 7:10pm and inform the BESS staff that you wish to attend an orientation. Educational Meetings are generally held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, starting at 7:30 pm. They cover a wide range of topics related to BDSM, from play techniques to lifestyle issues and more. These meetings are open to all who wish to attend; there is a small fee for each meeting. For more information see http://www.bess-md.org

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*** BESS is an established social group with most of our events averaging 30-50 people. You can find tons more information at http://www.bess-md.org/ and via our presence on FetLife ***

BESS is an educational and social group for consenting adults with shared interests in BDSM. These interests include, among others, Dominance & submission, bondage & discipline, leathersex, fetishism, cross dressing, and roleplay.

BESS is multi-sexual. All genders and orientations are welcome to attend.

Our goal is to provide a safe, friendly, and discreet environment for the education and encouragement of adults interested in Safe, Sane, and Consensual expressions of BDSM.

BESS Contributorships, Educational Meetings, Socials, and SIGs are open to anyone, age 19 or older, with a sincere interest in some aspect of BDSM. BESS is a not-for-profit 501(c)7 organization. We are NOT a sex or swingers club. We are NOT a dating service. We do NOT make referrals.

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