The Rose City Discussion Club
is a non-profit organization that holds monthly meetings in Portland,
welcoming all who are interested in BDSM, fetish, and adult alternative
sexuality that is safe, sane, consensual, and fun. Our mission
is to offer an informal and neutral forum, and a supportive environment
for diverse interests. RCDC stresses education, resources, and
social contacts in a friendly and accepting atmosphere. RCDC
is open to all genders. Rose City Discussion Club has local,
regional, and national recognition and access to various resources.
RCDC offers acceptance and support
The goal of RCDC is to support
all people in accepting themselves as normal, productive individuals,
no matter what their unique erotic preferences might be. We offer
support to anyone seeking information, resources, guidance, and
RCDC is not...
a swing club or a professional
dating service. RCDC does not accept or support dangerous or
unlawful activities of any kind, nor does RCDC accept or support
non-consensual orientations such as abuse, bestiality, or under-age.
No, RCDC does not have a toll free phone number, nor do we have
valet parking at meetings (unless someone volunteers!)
RCDC is more than BDSM
We are open to all fetishes and
interests that are safe, sane, and consensual. If you have a
fetish or interest other than BDSM, RCDC is still the right place
for you. People of all sorts of fetishes and interests attend
RCDC meetings. Many people that are openly "out" about
BDSM are reserved about their other interests.
Finding others with your interests
To find others with similar interests,
you will need to invest in the RCDC community and the community
at large. Become an active RCDC member, attend and participate
at meetings, make friends with all genders, be open about your
interests. It's important to allow time for others to get comfortable
with you and learn to trust you. Volunteer for events, offer
to help, or even write something for the newsletter. Let people
get people familiar with who you are and what is important to
you. And you can help make other newcomers feel welcome. Get
Newcomers are welcome!
We know how hard it can be to
take that first step to attend meetings of a group like ours,
so we offer a special welcome to those who are interested yet
unsure. Our goal is to have a friendly, informal, and safe atmosphere
where anyone can be comfortable. We are happy to talk to you
before your first meeting to help answer any questions, and we
can even offer you a "buddy" for your first meeting
to help you feel more comfortable. (We have found that single
women sometimes find it reassuring to have another woman sitting
next to them during meetings to be company and answer questions.)
Just call us in advance and we'll be happy to arrange for a "buddy"
for you for your first meeting.
RCDC is discreet
RCDC maintains a high standard
for discretion about our members and visitors. RCDC respects
your privacy. We do not maintain mailing lists or phone lists,
nor do we give out such information to anyone. You can come to
the meeting under any name you like.
Want to attend our next meeting?
Click here for info!