Guidelines for Appropriate Conduct

  • Cell Phones, laptops, tablet computers, and other electronic devices are prohibited in play areas of the building. This includes texting, web-browsing, and phone calls. Headsets, blue-tooth devices, pagers, and PDAs are also prohibited. All electronic devices must be silenced.
  • Photographing, videotaping, and audio taping are not permitted during events without prior permission from the Executive Director or Event Coordinator.
  • Only Service Animals are allowed in the building. Attendees will be asked to sign a Service Animal Agreement each time they bring a Service Animal to an event.
  • Body fluids and emissions must be properly cleaned up, and equipment must be re-sanitized after use. Cleaning agents, paper towels, etc., are all readily available, and you are welcome to ask a staff member for assistance if you need assistance.
  • Whenever you are unclothed, a towel or other barrier should be between you and any furniture you may be sitting on.
  • If you wish to join a scene in progress, you must have prior permission from the participants. Do not interrupt a scene to ask to play, or for any other reason.
  • You may politely watch what other attendees are doing, but always give the participants plenty of space so you don’t interfere with or disrupt their scene. In particular, do not stand in doorways to watch scenes or carry on loud conversations close to the play area.
  • Remember that not everyone can tolerate strong scents and perfumes, and that some people are allergic to them. Please keep your use of scents to a minimum.
  • Clean up after yourself, in the social areas as well as the play areas. Please ask a staff member for help if you’ve spilled something and need assistance in cleaning it up. Linens should be placed in the laundry bins after use. Trash and recycling should be disposed of appropriately.
  • Safer sex is always highly recommended. We are all adults, and should know the degree of safety required for safe play. A wide variety of safer sex supplies are available free of charge, so that you will be able to meet whatever your mutually understood safer sex standards are.
  • If you feel that particular rules or guidelines are not being followed, if a person appears inadequately experienced for the type of play they are doing, or if you observe someone behaving inappropriately, then advise a staff member of your concerns. Do not intervene on your own.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to attend any events at/sponsored by the BSPC. Photo ID is checked at the door for our events. Current accepted forms of ID include a valid state driver license or instructional permit with a photo; a valid DMV ID card with photo, name, date of birth & physical description from any state; a valid passport or a valid U.S. military ID card.
  • The consumption or use of alcohol, marijuana, poppersm], or other recreational, illegal or controlled substances is prohibited at BSPC events. Anyone appearing to be impaired or otherwise intoxicated may not be admitted to events, and may be asked to leave the premises.
  • Smoke only in designated areas. Please dispose of ashes and cigarette butts properly.
  • Offering or agreeing to any sexual service for money is strictly forbidden (including, but not limited to, prostitution and professional domination).
  • No firearms are allowed at events. This includes any gun-like object that looks in any way like a real gun, no matter the material or color. Only the Executive Director  may issue an exception to this rule.
  • You must be dressed in appropriate street attire whenever entering or leaving our building, or whenever you can be seen from outside the building. There is no loitering allowed in front of the building at any time.
  • Sexual behavior is not allowed on the premises outside of the buildings. This includes the parking lots and the smoking deck. “Sexual behavior” includes bdsm/kink play or sex of any kind.
  • Do not affix anything to the walls, attach anything to the ceilings, or move furniture or equipment (except chairs) without first getting permission or assistance from a staff member. Only certified hard-points are to be used for suspension purposes.
  • The House Safeword is “red”. Use of this word could result in staff intervention.

Please let a staff member know if…

  • You have been touched in a non-consensual way
  • You have been “outed” by another member
  • You are being harassed or approached repeatedly after saying “No”
  • You believe that someone at the event is intoxicated or impaired
  • You discover a broken piece of furniture or equipment
  • You feel that a member or guest at an event is in violation of our House Rules