Welcome to Warwick Fetish Society!
Coronavirus Update: We are not running any in-person events as a result of the ongoing outbreak. However, we've still got lots of things going on! Have a look through the "Events (Coronavirus Edition)" section on this page to see an up-to-date list of upcoming events, or check us out on Facebook. We look forward to virtually meeting you!
Ever been curious about what BDSM actually involves? Had a question about kink but nobody to ask? You've come to the right place!
Warwick Fetish Society is an inclusive and accepting community aiming to encourage safety, consent, and destigmatisation of BDSM and fetish activities. A 2005 survey by Durex found that 37% of UK respondents had used "masks, blindfolds, and other forms of bondage" as part of sex, yet BDSM is still not widely accepted in society. We believe everyone should have somewhere to express themselves without fear of judgement, and to learn about how to safely engage in their interests.
Events (Coronavirus Edition)
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Socials: Every Wednesday during term time, via our Discord server from 3:00pm. These weekly socials are great for getting to know each other in a non-kink-focused environment. While conversations do sometimes stray onto BDSM related topics, we spend most of the time chatting about entirely unrelated things, and you don't have to divulge anything you're not comfortable telling people. The pandemic-friendly version of these socials are group voice calls via our Discord server (see "How to Join" if you're not in this yet).
Talks: Every other Monday during term time, streamed via Microsoft Teams (don't worry, if you'd rather not use your real name you can join by pasting the Teams event link into your web browser and clicking "use Teams on Microsoft Edge"). This term's talks are:
- Aftercare - Wednesday Week 1 at 19:00
- The BDSM community - Monday Week 3 at 19:00
- Ethical non-monogamy - Monday Week 5 at 19:00
- EGM - Monday Week 6 at 19:00
- Sexpression guest talk - Monday Week 7 at 19:00
- AGM - Monday Week 9 at 19:00
We'll also be running social events on our Discord in the weeks between our talks (see "How to Join").
Events (Normal Operation)
Socials: We run weekly socials for our members which are great for getting to know each other in a non-kink-focused environment. While conversations do sometimes stray onto BDSM related topics, we spend most of the time chatting about entirely unrelated things, and you don't have to divulge anything you're not comfortable telling people. We don't publicly disclose the locations and times of our socials for privacy reasons. Instead, details are posted in our private Facebook group and Discord server (see "How to Join" if you're not in either of these yet).
Talks: Most Mondays during term time, at 6:30pm. Recent talk topics have included Consent & Negotiation and An Introduction to Impact Play, and we're always open to new ideas! Our talks are usually followed by a related discussion and occasionally a trip to the pub (non drinkers welcome).
Bondage for Beginners: A couple of times a term, we transform a university lecture room into Warwick's very own rope bondage workshop. Taught by experienced members of our exec, our hugely popular Bondage for Beginners classes will teach you the basics of how to safely tie up your partner, and how to safely get tied up - the latter is more complicated than you might think! Rope and safety shears are provided, no previous knowledge is required and you're very welcome to sit at the side of the room and observe from a distance if you don't fancy getting involved yourself. Note: due to high demand, you must sign up before attending a bondage class. Sign up information will be made available a few weeks in advance of each class.
Film Nights: Ever wondered how well the media represents the BDSM subculture? FetSoc film nights are a great way to explore this! One of our first film nights was a screening of Fifty Shades of Grey, accompanied by a lively discussion of its many entertaining flaws. Not all films we show are related to kink, however - previous showings have also included more general films.
How to Join
We have two lively, friendly online community spaces in the form of a private Facebook group and Discord server - each of which have over 100 members! To join either of these, contact our exec via our website, email or Facebook page. If you're unfamiliar with Discord, don't worry - our President was at first too! We can talk you through setting up an account. If you don't have either Facebook or Discord, but would still like to attend our socials, email us to let us know and we'll find a way of connecting with you!
Only the exec can give out Discord invites, so if you want to join you'll need to ask one of us directly.
Contact us via our website, email, or Facebook page! We should be able to get back to you within a few days.
We are not a dating forum. Please do not join expecting us to provide matchmaking services, or to harass or stalk our members.
Due to the nature of our society, you must be 18+ to attend our events or join our community.