Local Support Groups

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A variety of support groups with Internet presence (and a few without) are indexed for you below. Click any state or country to move to that section of the list. This list concentrates on the USA so far but there are listings for some groups in other countries. We've also added listings for bdsm/fetish related businesses in some areas, along with swing clubs and groups. If you're a member of, or know about, a group (or business) that's not listed here and should be, please send us the information.

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Choose from these three main sections...

USA - Regional by State

USA - National Organizations

Groups outside the USA

USA - Regional Listings by State

Click any State name to go to those listings...

Alabama Alaska Arizona
Arkansas California Colorado
Connecticut Delaware Florida
Georgia Hawaii Idaho
Illinois Indiana Iowa
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana
Maine Maryland Massachusetts
Michigan Minnesota Mississippi
Missouri Montana Nebraska
Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey
New Mexico New York North Carolina
North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma
Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island
South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee
Texas Utah Vermont
Virginia Washington Washington D.C.
West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

Groups outside the USA

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Canada     Germany     Ireland

Israel     New Zealand     Norway

United Kingdom

USA - National Organizations

¥ Bound.org - a promotional group that promotes the fetish scene globally. Bound hosts a number of weekly Industrial & Fetish parties in cities around the world and provides a website to make information easier to find. Cities where you can find Bound events: Baltimore, MD; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; Detroit, MI; Hartford, CT; New Haven, CT; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Prague, CZ; Reykjavik, IS; Richmond, VA; San Francisco, CA; Stockholm, SE; Seattle, WA; Tampa, FL.
¥ BDSM Events website - go here to sign up for mailing lists of local BDSM events, also for international listings.
¥ International Deaf Leather - PO Box 30286, Columbus OH 43230.
(anyone know what the address is for this website?)
¥ The Fireside Society - a network for women and couples into BDSM, chapters in NC, SC, VA, and GA.
¥ Kink Aware Professionals - www.bannon.com/kap/ - resource listing of kink-friendly doctors, therapists, etc.
¥ National Coalition for Sexual Freedom - a national advocacy and lobbying organization promoting tolerance of sexual minorities and of those who engage in, write about, or study sexual minority practices among consenting adults. The NCSF constituency is broad and includes people of all orientations. The NCSF has a specific commitment to the SM-Leather-Fetish community whose members continue to be victimized and discriminated against because of their sexual expression. If you have comments or suggestions, please e-mail NCSFreedom@aol.com or visit the NCSF website at http://www.ncsfreedom.org
¥ National Leather Association - www.nla-i.com
¥ International Association of Rubberists - people.delphi.com/rubberist/
¥ The Kinky Links Directory - a guide to professional Dominants, Dommes and Dungeons.
¥ SM Sex Safely - the STOP AIDS Project - targets gay and bisexual men but a good resource with material appropriate for anyone involved in BDSM/kink practices.

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Support groups information from various published
sources. Special thanks to the Scene USA list
and the IMfG's ABCs of BDSM listings. See the
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