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Welcome! This group provides information about events hosted or given by Eric Pride, a well-known alternative lifestyle educator based in NYC. An active member of the lifestyle, Eric contributes to many lifestyle organizations, including several he helped establish. Eric presents on a multitude of lifestyle topics. The events and classes listed in this group include the subjects of: consensual BDSM, consensual rope bondage, kink, polyamory, authority-based relationship, S&M, and other adult alternative lifestyle topics.

Consent and Safety at Our Events

The events offered by this group are different, depending on the event. Please make sure to carefully read each event description and ask any questions before deciding an event is for you.  Some events are discussion based and others may be interactive. Some may involve consensual touch and hands-on practice sessions. 

All events and activities offered by this group are done only with your consent which you may withdraw at any time.  All participants and facilitators are required to respect the boundaries and behavioral guidelines set for the group experience as well as specific choices of individuals they connect with. 

At every point at an event you attend, you need to take care of yourself. Asking for what you want, saying “No” or asking for things to be changed or slowed down is your responsibility if you are not comfortable with what is happening.  Remember that no one can read your mind. They won’t know what you need unless you ask. That said, the facilitator can help you if asked and most often the session will include helpful exercises and guidance to support your being comfortable navigating experiential activities.

Meeting new people can be great fun, but at the same time we encourage you to do it safely.  As would be appropriate with any community group, please exercise caution and due diligence about who you share personal information with and who you meet with privately, which you do entirely at your own risk.

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