Welcome to the Baltimore Educational and Social Society

BESS is an educational and social group for consenting adults with shared interests in BDSM. These interests include, among others, Dominance & submission, bondage & discipline, leathersex, fetishism, cross dressing, and roleplay. BESS is multi-sexual. All genders and orientations are welcome to attend.

Our goal is to provide a safe, friendly, and discreet environment for the education and encouragement of adults interested in Safe, Sane, and Consensual expressions of BDSM.

BESS Contributorships, Educational Meetings, Socials, and SIGs are open to anyone, age 19 or older, with a sincere interest in some aspect of BDSM.

BESS is a 504C entity, however we operate on the principles of a not-for-profit organization.
We are NOT a sex or swingers club, although BESS play parties are sex positive.
We are NOT a dating service. We do NOT make referrals.

Questions? Please check either the New to BDSM or Contact Us links.

  • Annual Business Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7:30 at the Playhouse.  
  • Positions open for nomination include: 
    • Three Board of Director seats
    • Ombudsman
    • Secretary.  
    • Vice President
  • Positions open for election by the contributorship for 2019:
    • Three Board of Director seats
    • Ombudsman
  • Other positions include: Education Team Lead, Social Team Lead
  • Volunteers are needed for Education, Social, Contributorship, and Outreach
  • Positions are open to all current contributors. Send an email to elections@bess-md.org
  • Annual Contributorship fee for 2019 is $30 as of October 1st thru September 30, 2019
  • Discounted Contributorship renewal is $25 for current BESS and Playhouse contributors, Oct – Dec 2018
  • BESS Wednesday Education meetings are held at the Baltimore Playhouse - 3010 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD.
  • BESS is happy to announce Vendor Discounts for current BESS contributors - check out our vendor page for more information - Vendors
  • BESS is on Social Media! FetLife - http://fetlife.com/groups/280, Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BESS.MD, Meetup https://www.meetup.com/BESS-MD/, and Twitter -https://twitter.com/BESS_in_MD