Black Rose

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Black Rose has a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) which meet at regular intervals. These groups are open to all BR members and their guests who may share the special interest and wish to meet with like-minded individuals in a smaller setting. Our SIGs give our members the ability to focus on specialized topics while still being associated with the organization as a whole.

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Black Rose Currently has the following Special Interest Groups:

Bondage SIG

This group welcomes those interested in bondage and usually meets monthly for an educational/demonstration meeting.   Contact bondagesig@br.org for details.

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CATS (Cultural, Arts & Theatre Social) SIG

CATS was formed for Black Rose members (21 and over only) to go places and do VANILLA things together. CATS is a social group for people who prefer to be discreet while socializing with like-minded friends in public establishments in order to get to know one another. CATS provides opportunities to go to theatre events, sporting activities, art museums, wine and cheese activities, dinner/movie nights, and dancing and music e vents. Please email CATS@br.org for details.

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Dominance and Submission SIG

The D/s SIG holds discussion meetings every month at a restaurant in Rockville, MD. Its primary mission is to provide a forum where people can learn more about power exchange relationships and to share their experiences with others. Contact ds@br.org for details.

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Hypnosis SIG

The Black Rose Hypnosis Special Interest Group meets monthly. We are interested in hypnosis for power exchange, personal growth and erotic play. Whether experienced or newbie, you’re welcome to come share ideas, methods and experiences in a collaborative setting. We meet in a private home, so firm RSVPs are necessary. Please be careful of the neighbors in dress (only vanilla outside) and in parking. Please email Hypnosis@br.org for details.

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Tethers and Feathers Tickle SIG

BR Tethers and Feathers Tickle SIG munches are held monthly at various restaurants. Meetings are held in private homes and tickle parties are being planned, so email TickleSIG@br.org for details and to get directions. Come laugh with us!

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TNG: The Next Generation

This group is focused towards the younger members of the BDSM community, ages 18-35, and their partners). Contact tng@br.org for details.

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SIG Notes

Attendance at SIGs is open only to those who have attended two regular Black Rose meetings. However, Gateway meetings are open to all who have attended ten or fewer regular meetings.

Check the calendar of events for scheduled SIG meetings.

If you are interested in starting a new SIG, or restarting an inactive SIG please email info@br.org


Edgeplay SIG

The Edgeplay SIG is for more advanced players.

The Edgeplay SIG is currently inactive. We are searching for new coordinators. If you are interested in revitalizing this SIG please email info@br.org


Queer SIG

The Queer sig was founded for anyone who identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning, or their supporters. It was originally formed to do social events and gatherings of open minded individuals.

The Queer SIG is currently inactive. We are searching for new coordinators. If you are interested in revitalizing this SIG please email info@br.org


Spirituality SIG

The Spirituality SIG is for BR members that are interested in discussing their spiritual journey.

The Spirituality SIG is currently inactive. We are searching for new coordinators. If you are interested in revitalizing this SIG please email info@br.org