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The Ohio River Valley area includes southern Ohio, southeastern Indiana, and the northern portions of Kentucky and West Virginia. This list expands on that area.

I've tried to include all the organizations and mailing lists of which I am aware. Inclussion does not necessarily mean recommendation.

 

Bloomington, Indiana

  • Kink In Bloom is a Bloomington, Indiana based whole-community BDSM organization offering social occasions and scene events, educational venues, and an open relaxed atmosphere.
    Yahoo Group: http://groups-beta.google.com/group/kink-in-bloom/
  • HEADSPACE is a pansexual Bloomington, Indiana University-based BDSM organization, dedicated to distributing information about safe BDSM play, and to providing opportunities for members to socialize and play.
    URL: http://php.indiana.edu/~bdsmers/

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Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Alternatives: a nice, clean and large space to host private parties. With the cooperation of Indy's kink community leaders, Friday nights have been set aside for exclusive use of this space by the leather, crossdressing, BDSM, kink, or general alternative lifestyle communities.
    URL: http://www.AlternativeSocials.com/
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AlternativeSocials/
  • Amour Etrange: Amour Etrange is a pansexual TNG (The Next Generation) Indianapolis based group for those ages 18-35 interested in BDSM lifestyle.
    MySpace Page: http://groups.myspace.com/AmourEtrange
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amouretrange/
  • Indiana Falcons: a leather fraternity for gay men in Indianapolis, Indiana.
    URL: http://www.indianafalcons.org/
  • IndianaBDSM Mailing List: This list is for people in the Indiana area and bordering states who are interested in discussing ideas with others in the BD-SM community. Our hope is that this list will bring people together to share ideas and support each other in the life style we have chosen. This list is for people new to the lifestyle or for more experienced members.
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaBDSM/
  • Indianapolis Munch: Indiana's oldest and largest gathering of the Indiana B-D-S-M/Pansexual Community.
    URL: http://www.indymunch.org/
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/indymunch/ Email:
  • The Indy Slosh is an informal dinner meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Announcement Mailing List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Indy_Slosh/
    Email:
  • Indy Woodshed is an Indianapolis based adult social club for individuals who are interested in exploring the world of adult spanking in a safe, sane and consensual manner.
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/indywoodshed/
    Email:
  • Great Lakes Leather Alliance weekend
    URL: http://www.greatlakesleather.org/
  • National Leather Association - Indianapolis: offers presentations and other activities on a regular basis, including bar nights and participation with other local Indianapolis groups.
    URL: http://nla-indianapolis.org/

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Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • Fort Wayne Munch.
    URL: http://ftwaynemunch.org/
    Email:
    Submissives Group:
  • Northeast Indiana Leather Association (NEILA): Leatherman's group in Fort Wayne, IN
    URL: http://www.geocities.com/neilaftwayne/Home.html

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Greater Indiana

  • Alternative Lifestyles of Michiana (ALM) --- aka "the coffee group" --- provides educational opportunities, community involvement, and social activities for folks living non-mainstream lifestyles in the Michiana area.
    Email:
    URL: http://www.almichiana.org.
  • CommonGrounds: A mailing list for people in the BDSM lifestyle who live in and around the city of Evansville, Indiana (Southern Indiana) -- including Kentucky and Tennessee. (This is one of several affliated "Common Ground" mailing lists in the region.)
    URL: http://www.sitesled.com/members/commongrounds/
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CommonGrounds/
  • The Evansville_IN_MunchBunch group is dedicated to the social interaction of those involved in the BDSM lifestyle. Membership is approved based on active participation criteria. Both genders, all sexual preferences and kinks are welcome. You must be 21 years of age and verification will be mandatory.
    Email:
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Evansville_IN_MunchBunch/
  • InKinK: "InKinK is a private organization of like minded individuals who share an active interest in BDSM activities. Our focus is on education, entertainment, and safety in the practice of BDSM activities." They are currently hosting the InKink Meet & Greet each month in a different host city.
    URL: http://www.inkink.org/
    Announcement List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/InKink_Meet_N_Greet/
    Email: .
  • The Lafayette Munch
    YahooGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lafayettemunch
    Email:
  • NIK-Northern Indiana Kink offers the longest running and largest monthly slosh and munch in its area, provides educational lectures and demos, and also provides a submissive/slave group. In order to become a list member you must have a completed Yahoo profile which will be reviewed and is subject to approval.
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NIK-NorthernIndianaKink
    Email:
  • Ohio Lesbian BDSM, an Ohio based group for Lesbians, Lesbian identified MTF's and bisexual women into BDSM, fetishes, and all forms of kink has been founded in affiliation with Ohio S.M.A.R.T.
    eGroup: http://groups.queernet.org/cgi-bin/mj_wwwusr?user=&passw=&func=lists-long-full&extra=ohiolesbdsm
  • The Terre Haute munch is a small but growing munch for all serious D/s lifestylers.
    Email: or .

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Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Anything For Love: Annual eroticism and SM conference taking place April 15-17, 2005 in Florence, KY
    URL: http://www.anythingforlove.org/
  • C.A.R.E: Cincinnati Area Rope Enthusiasts. This Cincinnati hands-on rope workshop (Dojo) SIG (Special Interest Group) is an ongoing gathering every month -- and possibly more often -- facilitated by Shibari MasterDavid. It covers areas from basic knot tying and working up to semi and full suspension techniques. You do not need a partner to attend. It will give an opportunity for people to get to know others from the local areas to gather in a relaxing atmosphere. The Dojo will be strictly a workshop geared for both Tops and bottoms with an interactive social time following, no dungeon play. There will be step by step instructions given with each class and time to practice your newly acquired skills. We encourage everyone to participate and bring your own ideas to share with one another. This is the chance to learn from your peers and bring new ideas into your repertoire of play. The class size is limited and dress (street legal) comfortably. (The first meeting was July 2005)
    URL: http://ds-arts.com/shevah/CARE.html
    email:
  • Fightclub Ohio is a pansexual group which hosts monthly munches, play parties, and other social gatherings for young kinksters (aged 21 to 40) in the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Northern Kentucky area.
    URL: http://www.fightclubohio.org
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fightclubtng-public
  • Midwest Multicultural Doms and subs: An educational midwest munch group run from Cincinnati. MWBDS is a diverse group for Male / Female Dominants and female / male submissives who want to connect in the Midwest area for fellowship, educational events, and pleasure. They are a multicultural group serving the BDSM community. For serious realtime Doms and subs only.
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Midwest_Multicultural_Doms_and_subs/
  • PEER Group: PEER Group is a pansexual discussion/support/social group for all adults interested in Dominance/submission within loving relationships. We are located in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.
    URL: http://www.BDSM-PEERGroup.com
    Email: for information.
  • The Ohio Hedonistic Society: a Cincinnati-based organization.
    URL: http://tohs.cincyleather.org/
    Email:
  • Snow Bound: a winter event planned and presented by the leaders of various Cincinnati groups. The event is being held in the Northern Cincinnati area February 18 - 20, 2005.
    URL: http://snowbound.cincyleather.org/
  • Cincy_BDSM_Personals: This is a place to submit your personal ads to find partners for BDSM Relationships in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cincy_BDSM_Personals/

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Columbus, Ohio

  • Columbus Ohio Real Domination/submission (CORDS), is intended to be a source of support and contacts, friends and fellowship. Although primarily focused on people currently in a Ds relationship, others are welcomed as well. They focus on those people who share the desire to explore the D/s lifestyle in a growing relationship.
    Email:
    URL: http://www.cordsinfo.org
  • Mid Ohio Rose and Leather D/s Lifestyles (MORAL) is munch group for adults in the Columbus, Ohio area. Sadly the group no longer has a web site but it does have a Yahoo! eGroup:.
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/M_O_R_A_L/
    Email:
  • National Leather Association: Columbus is a pansexual organization dedicated to education and understanding of alternative sexual lifestyles. While primarily a BDSM/Leather group, all interests are welcome.
    Snail Mail: NLA Columbus, P.O. Box 2763, Columbus, Ohio 43216.
    URL: http://www.nlacolumbus.com/
  • The Ohio Leather Fest -- produced by the Ohio Leather Coalition (OLC) -- is a wonderful event in Columbus with classes, vendors, parties, and entertainment. It provides a forum for education, camaraderie, and acceptance.
    URL: http://www.ohioleatherfest.org/

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Dayton, Ohio

  • The Dayton BDSM Support Group is a pansexual BDSM support group for interested individuals in the Dayton, Ohio and greater Miami valley area.  
    URL: http://www.daytonbdsm.com
    Email:
  • FightclubTNG is a support and social group based in Dayton and Columbus for adults from age 18 to 35 who are interested in the BDSM scene in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. This is a pansexual group, open to all sexual preferences, orientations, identifications and kinks.
    URL: http://www.fightclubtng.org
    Email:
  • The Sterling Shadow Club offers those living or visiting in the Dayton area an opportunity to join us for a safe, sane, consensual, confidential and discrete environment for education, acceptance and interaction for those in the BDSM lifestyle.
    URL: http://www.sterlingshadow.com
    Email:

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Tri-State Area (OH, KY, WV)

(The Tri-state area includes Southern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Western West Viginia)

  • KAMs (Ashland, KY): "KAMs mission is to provide a safe environment for those living or wanting to live a D/s or M/s lifestyle, also Participants must be age 21 or older. KAMs will present workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and discussions. Kams does Not give parties. KAMs plans to use incoming monies to pay for such expenses as materials, refreshments, and printing. Those supporting KAMs with their time and talent hope to improve education in the Community and to encourage RACK (Risk Aware Consensual Kink), and fun play. As a pansexual organization, KAMs does not discriminate because of one's gender, orientation, or fetish. KAMs will work hard to deserve your praise."
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KAMs/
  • Tri-State Area Power Exchange - TAPE. (Ashland/Huntington area) An Internet community with the target area of WV/KY/OH. "It is a place where like minded individuals can meet and discuss topics reguarding BDSM. Ultimately, meeting once a month at a resturant for a meet and greet social."
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Tri-stateAreaPowerExchange/
    Affiliated Submissive's Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tapesubs/
  • Southeastern Ohio BDSM, or SEO, is located in the Marietta, Ohio and Parkersburg, West Virginia area. It is designed to be a place for those in alternative lifestyles in the Southeast Ohio area to meet and learn from one another. When I last checked the web site URL was not working but I got a response to the email address I sent the list owner. He said that it would be back up soon.
    URL: http://www.seobdsm.com/
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seobdsm/.

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Greater Ohio

  • Adventures in Sexuality: A central Ohio group for those who are involved in both polyamory and BDSM. The group's founders write "AIS is a Web and R/t social group for real people of any gender or sexual orientation, who are interested in following their bliss where ever it may take them." They also add that "We are dedicated to creating a space for people to have honest and healthy sexual expression. Our primary focus is on a blending of open, honest relationships and BDSM"
    Yahoo eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/adventures_in_sexuality/
    URL: http://www.adventuresinsexuality.org/
  • BDSM Ohio: This group is a main base for various other groups and alt lifestylists in Ohio. Announcements of events Munches in Ohio are welcome here. Spam is not welcome here. No flaming. This is an adult group, so you must have an age over 18 listed in your yahoo profile to join.
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BDSMOHIO
  • Carpe Diem (Canton Akron Region Power Exchange) meets on the fourth Saturday of each month.
    URL: http://carpediemohio.org/
    Email:
  • CommonGroundOhio: A mailing list for people in the BDSM lifestyle who live in Southwestern Ohio. (This is one of several affliated "Common Ground" mailing lists in the region.)
    URL: http://www.sitesled.com/members/commongrounds/
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/commongroundohio/
  • NorthCoastBound is a new group in the Ohio D/s community, created as a social forum where those in the D/s community can share ideas and educate each other.  They plan to travel to different locations in the North coast area.
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NorthCoastbound02/
    Email:
  • OhioSMART (Sado-Masochist Alliance Real Time) is the largest BDSM group in Cleveland, and holds general meetings the third Saturday or each month, as well as special interest discussion groups at regular intervals.
    URL: http://www.ohiosmart.org/
    Email:
  • Toledo Power and Trust: a pansexual education based support/discussion group focused on all aspects BDSM and supporting safe, sane, and consensual play/relationships.
    URL: http://www.geocities.com/pwrandtrust
    Email:

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Lexington, Kentucky

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  • Lexington Lyons Leather/Levi Inc.: A Leather/Levi social organization with informal monthly meetings. Not specific to any type of fetish. However, they welcome anyone interested in the Leather lifestyle and have a very diverse membership. While the majority of members are gay men, the group is open to both men and women and has no sexual orientation identification requirement. The Lexington Lyons is a member of the Mid-American Conference of Clubs.
    URL: http://www.lexlyons.org/
  • The Central KY Submissives Group was created as a meeting place for submissives, slaves and switches interested in the BDSM, D/s Lifestyle. All genders and experience levels are welcome. The Central KY Submissives Group meets monthly and has a group list is for members to seek support and exchange ideas and information.
    Email:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Central_KY_Submissives_Group/
  • Pound Beaters is a mailing list for subs and slaves that would like to lose a few pounds. This list is an active support list so if you are going to join please be active and try not to lurk. It promotes healthy eating habits not wacked out diets or quick fixes. To join please email wolfeslis@aol.com or Sirtiemeup@aol.com .
  • TNGLexington: A BDSM eGroup for people 18-35 years of age -- some of whom who might otherwise feel intimidated by the larger KUFS group. Currently it consists of a mailing list but it could evolve into a munch group.
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TNGLex

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Louisville, Kentucky (aka "Kentuckiana" or "Indiyuki")

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  • Louisville Nightwings: a leather group where everyone is welcome to attend.
    URL: http://www.louisvillenightwings.com/
  • The Louisville Submissives List is a recently formed group open to submissives and switches in bottom mode.
    URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LouisvilleSubmissives/
    Email:
  • Louisville Trailblazers are a group of like-minded individuals, united to provide fraternity, support, education and charitable service to our greater community. We also provide our time and talent to the promotion and growth of this organization and its ideals. We value the diversity of each member while recognizing the bond of solidarity that binds us.
    URL: http://www.louisvilletrailblazers.com/
  • OVALS - Ohio Valley Alternative Life Stylers: Both novice and experienced lifestylers are welcome.
    URL: http://www.OVALS.org/
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OVALS/
  • The Paradox Group: "The Paradox Group is a non-profit, pansexual group of like minded individuals and couples based in Louisville, Kentucky. We come together for mutual support, friendship, and sharing of knowledge."
    URL: http://www.theparadoxgroup.com
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheParadoxgroup/
 
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  • Will of the Whip Society: A group which hosts public play parties. It is headed by Ms. Mia Voraz, a Lifestyle/Professional Dominatrix based in Louisville, Kentucky with advice and support from Sir David Bane. (Ms. Voraz is a nationally known Dominatrix with a fully equipped Dungeon located in the downtown area.) WOW is for an inclusive Leather community that is visible, viable and proud to be Kinky. All lifestyles are welcome, provided all participants are over the age of 21.
    URL: http://www.willofthewhipsociety.com
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/willofthewhipsociety/

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Frankfort, Kentucky

  • FrankfortFetish: A mailing list for citizens of Frankfort, KY and surrounding areas who are interested in or active in D/s, SM, and BD. This list is meant to suppliment the other scene resources already available in central Kentucky. In time, we might organize caravans or car pools to Lexington and Louisville Munches and other events.

    Spam, flames, and vulgar, one line "wanna f--k" ads -- such as "Dom with 12 inch c--k looking for hornie submissive" -- are not welcome.

    Personal ads are welcome as long as they are
    1. reposted no more than once a month,
    2. are local to the area, and
    3. the authors have put some thought into it.
    For an acceptable personal, be specific about the type of person/player you are, your level of experience, what type of relationship you're looking for, and what type of person you are loooking for. Try something like: "West Frankfort: 45 year old, stern but fair, Old Guard style het male dom w/ 25 years experience ISO 20-30 year old biologically female boi for 24/7 TPE strictly D / s relationship (no s & m or s e x) in a polyamorous household."
    (Note: I'm the list owner for this group.)
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/frankfortfetish/
 
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  • Vanilla (Non-kinky) Resource: The "Finding Frankfort" mailing list is "an announcement and discussion list for people living in, moving to, and passing through Frankfort, Kentucky." It's Not to be confused with "Frankfort Fetish"
    Yanoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/finding_frankfort/

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Greater Kentucky

  • AppALLink is Appalachian Alternative Lifestyle Link, a yahoo group based in the Appalachian region for people to find information regarding other organizations.
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AppALLink/
    Email:
  • BDSM-KY: 18 and over discussion list for people in Kentucky and surrounding areas interested in BDSM, D/s, etc.
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BDSM-KY/
  • CommonGroundKY: A mailing list for people in the BDSM lifestyle who live in and around Western Kentucky or its surrounding areas. (This is one of several affliated "Common Ground" mailing lists in the region.)
    URL: http://www.sitesled.com/members/commongrounds/
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CommonGroundky/
  • KY BDSM Chat: KUFS (Lexington), the Paradox Group (Louisville), and the Louisville Munch Bunch have collaborated to create an IRC channel for members of the KY BDSM community to connect and chat. For access visit one of the following four links:
  • Kentucky Leatherwomen: a forum for women in Kentucky and those who spend time in Kentucky who are involved in or are interested in learning more about the leather lifestyle or B D S M, Ds, Ms, kink, power exchange, etc., The group is restricted to women only. Those who identify - live as women please contact to discuss joining. Voice verification, a personal meeting, or a reference from a current member is required to be approved as a member.
    Email:
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KY_Leatherwomen/
  • The New Dark Rose Society is a munch group for like-minded adults in the Nelson, Hardin and surrounding counties. They meet on the fourth Saturday of the month in the Elizabethtown area.
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheNewDarkRoseSociety
    URL: http://www.newdarkrose.com/
  • SoKYBdSm is a group meeting monthly in the Bowling Green area.
    URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SoKyBdSm/
    Email:
  • South East Kentucky Safe Sane Consensual is a yahoo group for those interested in learning more about the lifestyle.
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SEKSSC4you/
    Email:

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West Virginia

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  • BDSM-WV: This is an adults-only list for people living in West Virginia and surrounding areas; Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Penn. Emphasis is on bondage and disciple as a sexual fetish and as a lifestyle. Open and frank discussion of bondage, discipline, spanking, caning, paddling, genital torture, etc., welcome. NO SCAT! Personal ads welcome only from the above areas, or those willing to relocate. No flaming or non-constructive criticism allowed.
    Yahoo! eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BDSM-WV/
  • See also CommonGrounds in the "Greater Indiana" section. It's a mailing list open to West Virginians.
  • West Virginia Humans Into Perversions (WHIP) in Berkeley Springs, WV: an educational and social pansexual leather group established to provide a safe, sane, consensual and confidential space for people in WV, MD, VA.
    URL: http://www.w-h-i-p.us/index.php
 

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Groups Outside the Greater Ohio River Valley Area

 
 

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