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:
This group welcomes those interested in bondage and usually meets monthly for an educational/demonstration meeting. Contact email@example.com for details.
CATS (Cultural, Arts & Theatre Social) SIG
CATS (Culture, Arts, Theater, Social) is a special interest group for Black Rose members who want to attend arts and culture activities together. We go to plays, sporting events, music festivals, museums, do nature walks, art gallery walks, dinner…we enjoy vanilla culture. We happen to be BR-types, so being with each other while we do these events makes for a comfortable place to be our whole selves as we chat (having said that, we are respectful of vanilla venues and patrons. Consent counts!) We welcome people 18 and older for most events; if we are going to a bar or a winery or the like, it’s age 21 and older. Please email CATS@br.org for more information; sign up for our mailing list, check the calendar, and join us at one of our events!
Dominance and Submission SIG
The D/s SIG holds discussion meetings every month in Maryland. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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.
New and Curious Kinksters SIG
Black Rose’s New and Curious Kinksters SIG, or NaCK, meets on the 4th Thursday of the month and features open discussion about a variety of kink topics for those who are new to the kink scene. Contact email@example.com for details.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently Inactive SIGs
The Crafter’s SIG
This group creates, crafts, repairs, and teaches everything to do with equipment in the scene.
The Crafters SIG is currently inactive. We are searching for new coordinators. If you are interested in revitalizing this SIG please email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
TNG: The Next Generation
This group is focused towards the younger members of the BDSM community, ages 18-35, and their partners).
The TNG SIG is currently inactive. We are searching for new coordinators. If you are interested in revitalizing this SIG please email email@example.com