Hosts

The Science of BDSM Research Team would like to thank the following organizations for their generosity in hosting our research studies:

OUR HOSTS
 https://greatlakesleather.org/
 http://arizonapowerexchange.org/
 
Galleria Domain 2
 Southwest Leather Conference
Edgewalkers 
Thunder in the Mountains
 
 
Leather Levi Weekend
 
Master/slave Conference
 
http://eldritchbrotherstattoo.com/
 http://www.powerexchangesummit.org/


ABOUT OUR HOSTS

http://arizonapowerexchange.org/
"The Arizona Power Exchange (APEX) is a not-for-profit corporation that provides education, social opportunities, and support for adults who are interested in Bondage and Discipline; Dominance and Submission; and Sadomasochism (BDSM) who value individual responsibility, integrity, confidentiality, and respect for self and others. APEX provides on-going forums for education and practice of BDSM and opportunities for like-minded individuals to socialize, explore and learn in a respectful and dignified environment. APEX welcomes all sexual orientations, consensual relationships, and risk-aware BDSM and sexual practices."
http://eldritchbrotherstattoo.com/
"High quality Tattooing and Piercing in Madison, Wisconsin.  We specialize in clean, traditional, solid and honest tattooing and high quality, sterile piercing.  Each of our artists have worked to handcraft their specific style and technique to give you the best, lifelong investment possible."
 
Edgewalkers
"We are a passionate group of ritual practitioners. Our mission is to facilitate body based rites for mindful seekers of powerful and uplifting experiences. We strive to carry out these rituals in a manner that befits their power to unify us and transform our perceptions and ways of being. At present, we practice flesh hook pulls, flesh hook suspensions, firewalks, sweat lodges, drumming, and kavadi. We hold major gatherings in 8 cities across Canada and the USA, and smaller skill sharing workshops and rituals throughout the year. Those who facilitate our rituals have performed the rituals themselves, and have learned by apprenticeship from teachers and leaders from relevant traditions and spiritual disciplines. We are always seeking to improve our practices by inviting our members to share their skills and their stories."
Galleria Domain 2
"Galleria Domain 2 (GD2) is a non-profit membership club located in Chicago, Illinois.  GD2 boasts a 4000+ square foot play space with three rooms of unique, high quality BDSM furniture, two social areas, and a library.  GD2 is the place to meet people with similar interests, find fellowship, and learn about kink, leather, fetish and BDSM."
 
https://greatlakesleather.org/
"The mission of the Great Lakes Leather Alliance is to build bridges between the Leather, BDSM, D/s, M/s, fetish and alternative and sexual lifestyle communities. The Great Lakes Leather Alliance hopes to promote education and enhance communication between each of these groups, and it seeks to promote the success and welfare of the individuals and organizations within our combined community. We especially want to protect against threats to our freedom of expression."
http://www.leatherlevi.org/
 
Leather Levi Weekend offers attendees the opportunity to learn more about themselves, their sexuality and the Leather-Levi community in a relaxed setting.
Master/slave Conference
"The Master/slave Conference (MsC) is the largest, longest and most comprehensive educational event solely dedicated to Master/slave relationships. Owned and produced by MTTA, Inc. - an educational non-profit organization - MsC takes place every year over Labor Day Weekend becoming a five day-four night event with more educational and network opportunities than other events of this nature."
 
http://www.powerexchangesummit.org/
"PXS is all things Power Exchange. Classes and workshops; social spaces and fun; we are creating a space that allows for people who are interested in all kinds of power exchange relationships to come and explore our lifestyle. More than just an event, this is a celebration of all Power Exchange relationships. Master/slave? Dom/sub? Owner/property? Gorean or Taken in Hand? Or something you have defined yourself? The focus of PXS is power exchange relationships of any form. No matter what your style of Power Exchange, you belong!"
Southwest Leather Conference
"Immerse your body, mind and soul with innovative workshops, panels, and discussion groups. Make waves with the community at the Southwest Master/slave and Southwest Bootblack contests. Float into Our Place for rituals and meditation. Quench your desires in our exclusive nightly dungeons, community sponsored hospitality suite and the rollicking Bootblack Lounge. Dive deep into your heart and soul at the powerful Dance of Souls. Take the Plunge at Southwest Leather Conference."
 
Thunder in the Mountains
"Thunder in the Mountains is the Rocky Mountain Region’s premier fetish event... Our classes range from rope bondage, to whipping, to sexual kink play, to Master/slave dynamics and Dominance/submission, to the psychological aspects of BDSM and anything else you can think of. Classes stress not only the “how to’s” of BDSM and kink, but also stress all safety aspects that must be considered before engaging in such play... [Our programs range] from leather contests, to drag shows, to talent shows, to comedy shows by professional comedians. This is an event for all types of people into all types of sexual kink and catering to all experience levels. We have classes for newbies as well as long time players. We welcome everyone who feels he or she has something to learn or is curious about."