BESS holds educational meetings on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. These meetings are generally held from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm and are followed by a social gathering in house or at a local restaurant. Directions to BESS educational meetings can be found from the links to the left.

To offset the cost of renting the meeting space, there is a $5 per-contributor fee and a $10 Non-Contributor fee to attend the meeting.

The BESS educational program covers a wide variety of topics. The meetings generally feature a lecture or panel discussion on various topics including safety, ethics, social etiquette, relationship issues, negotiation, and mentoring; or a demonstration that will allow attendees to learn practical BDSM skills, such as flogging, waxing, bondage, interrogation, and humiliation. All Wednesday meetings are open to anyone interested in learning about BDSM.

BESS periodically holds exploratoriums or "Try-It" nights in place of a more traditional educational meeting.  These are an opportunity to see and sample various toys.  The various stations are hosted by knowledgable people who are happy to chat, demonstrate, and teach their area of expertise.  Past stations included spanking, flogging, canes, and rope just to name a few.  The events can be as hands-on or hands-off as you wish them to be.

All BESS meetings are a safe place to learn about BDSM, share thoughts and ideas and to meet other individuals with similar interests. BESS meetings are not a place to troll for sexual partners. Unacceptable conduct at meetings, which includes, but is not limited to, making persistent, unwelcome advances toward another individual, will result in a warning, and then followed by expulsion, from the event.

BESS encourages the BDSM community to suggest future educational topics and presentations using the presentation ideas link at the left. The same link can be used to volunteer to present your favorite topic.

Please consult the BESS calendar for information on all BESS education and meeting topics. Or for more information or questions, email the .