One of Ohio's premier BDSM education organizations, OhioSMART was founded in 1995, and hosts munches, demos, play parties and more, every month!  Affordable and open to people of all genders, D/s types, sexual orientations, races, and ages 21+ (some events 19+)... Come join us for BDSM training in Cleveland!

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March SMARTies Special Meeting - Rope Safety

  • Cleveland Playspace Cleveland, OH USA (map)


Cleveland Playspace

Please email info@ohiosmart.org if you need the address and directions. 


Free for all

Dress code:



Come join us for a special class on rope safety:

Safety First


Safety First

Do your bottoms arms change colors in that fancy chest harness? Do their hands develop a tingling sensation? Have you dropped someone on their head? Do you just want to be sure you have the information needed to be risk aware as you start your journey into rope bondage?

If so this is the class for you. We will discuss many issues such as nerve impingement and positional asphyxiation. We'll examine common stress positions and issues that stem from them as well. We'll also take a look at some of the tools available to you and the best practices for using them.

Depending on class pacing after the basics are covered we will go over some of the current best practices for the management of specific situations as well.


Returning from retirement, Nom once did stuff with rope and still sometimes does. Mostly he spends his time building large model train setups and puzzles. Why this is relevant we do not know. We do know that he once saw a video with bondage in it and said to himself "Gee, that looks like a good time". Which, ended up being a positive thing for a good number of people. Three, I think three was actually the number, though it might have been more.

Remember to bring:

  • A good attitude
  • Willingness to learn, share, and be a part of the community
  • Rope, if you have some(we do have some to share)
  • Safety scissors, if you have them
  • Comfy clothes(or not)
  • Valid identification

Bringing snacks/food to share are encouraged, but not required. We will have time to refresh, rehydrate, and nosh.

SMARTies meetings are open to anyone 19 and older and no membership is needed. We aim to be an fun, education-based group focused on teaching, sharing, and exploring the fascinating world of rope, open to ALL levels of experience.
Earlier Event: March 5
March Karaoke Slosh
Contact Us by email: info@ohiosmart.org  
  or join our group on FetLife.

Hours: First Fridays 9pm-1am, Third Saturdays 7.30pm to 2am