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8/25/20 I have hosted a few massage groups and gotten spotty demand and attendance, which is understandable. In addition, recently, more members have expressed increased interest in 1) one-on-one massages with me and 2) 3 person massages (as opposed to 4-6 people). I'm open to these options and other feedback. Lastly, I will announce the next meetups after the Labor Day weekend. Stay healthy, guys. Thanks for your support!

ATTENTION NO-SHOWS and LAST MINUTE CANCELS - You will be removed from the group if you cancel within 36 hrs of the meetup. It's a nuisance and makes managing this group not good. DO NOT RSVP if you are unsure that you can attend. MANY members are eager to RSVP early and then cancel at the last minute.

The Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia (DMV) Men’s Massage group is for men in the Washington, DC metro area to explore massage in pairs and/or small group settings. We are a diverse group of amateur masseurs, most of whom have little to no formal training. Each meetup offers opportunities to practice and experience therapeutic and sensual massage with each other in a safe and controlled environment. The group does not offer massage instruction beyond the most basic massage elements. (If you need professional bodywork or chiropractic work done, we encourage you to seek professional assistance.)

Meetups primarily occur in Washington, DC in the private home of the group organizer and occasionally at the homes of our members. This meetup encourages members to set up one-on-one as well as group massages with other members by using the DMV Men’s Massage discussion board and/or Meetup Messages. Depending on the organizer’s schedule, the DMV Men’s Massage group schedules at least one meeting a month, usually on Sunday evenings.

This exploration of man to man massage can include therapeutic, sensual and/or erotic touch, deep tissue massage, and other modalities. This group honors the boundaries of all participants.

DMV MEN’S MASSAGE ORGANIZER DETERMINES MEMBERSHIP APPROVAL - Requesting membership does not mean you will be approved. No one is entitled to be a member of this group. Please provide information in your profile questions and a fairly recent profile picture. The goal is to find a cohesive group of men to create a safe and open space to foster male intimacy through touch.

In order to be considered for membership, please review the information below:

1. FACE PICTURES - All members must have a clear and current profile picture of themselves that includes at least their entire face (no sunglasses, blurred or face-covered photos). This is not an attempt to “out” members but a way for members to get to know each other. Membership requests without a face picture will not be considered.

2. PARTICIPATE - All members MUST participate. Attending a meetup, of course, counts as participation, but participation also means:
- Simply responding to an RSVP meetup announcement as Going or Not Going. ALL members should respond to ALL scheduled meetups even if he cannot attend.
- Hosting a meetup group with 3 or more people scheduled to attend (Contact Meetup Organizer if you are hosting a group of 3 or more.)

The important takeaway here is to simply respond and engage in the group. Numerous members have been recently removed from the group due to lack of participation. Members who do not participate/RSVP (as Going or NOT Going) to 2 consecutive meetups will be removed from the group.

3. RESPOND! - Upon membership approval, the organizer will provide new members (via email and/or Meetup Messages) a detailed description of what the group sessions are like. New members simply MUST CONFIRM RECEIPT of the email or risk removal from the group.

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