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What age do I have to be to attend?
OhioSMART's regular events are for kinksters 21+, however our TNG group and certain special events may allow 19+. For munches and sloshes, the age is 19+ unless the venue requires 21+ (like a bar might).
Can We Have Sex At Parties?
There is no penetration at any of our regular play parties. No fingers! No toes! No toys! No kidding!!!!! But, one of the benefits of becoming a member is Members Only parties, which are the 5th Saturday about 3-4 times a year, the only night where penetration is permitted.
Can We Bring Alcohol To Parties?
One cannot legally give consent in any situation if they are impaired. SMART does not permit members or guest to bring alcohol to the space and reserves the right to ask anyone that appears impaired to leave parties.
Where Do We Meet?
We are located in Downtown Cleveland. Our actual address is only revealed to our members and guests that RSVP via the SMART email with their legal first & last name, this is to protect the privacy of our guest and members.
Why Do You Need My Legal Name?
For the safety of fellow attendees, yourself, and the organization, your legal name, valid state ID, & signature is required on a legally binding waiver of liability. But only member-elected board trustees will have access to said personal identifying information which is kept private and secure at all times.
Why Can’t I Use My Cell Phone In The Space?
For the privacy of our members and guests, at no time are any recording devices, including cell phones, permitted to be out & visible in the space.
Why Do I Have To Sign A Privacy Statement/Waiver?
As OhioSMART is a legal Non-profit organization there is certain information we must have that is required by government to maintain our legal standing. Information that is required is kept secure by the board trustees.
What About My Privacy?
Privacy and confidentiality are of the utmost concern at OhioSMART events. We do not share your information with anyone. It’s also highly encouraged that our members and guests respect each other’s right to privacy by not pressing for potentially revealing information (telephone numbers, legal name, address, job description, etc.); it is perfectly acceptable to tell someone “I am not comfortable sharing that information” and no further questions should be asked.
Am I Required To Play?
No one is required to play at any time with anyone, even if they have played and negotiated in the past. Our wristband system is setup to let others know that you are open to DISCUSSING play but it is still not a requirement to play with anyone.
What If I Run Into Someone I Know?
Although it is incredibly unlikely that you will run into anyone you know, it does happen on occasion and it doesn’t have to be cringingly awkward. You’re both in the same location so there’s obviously the common bond of BDSM; acknowledge one another and agree to keep one another’s identifying information intact.
What About Food & Drinks?
OhioSMART provides coffee, water, and the occasional pizza party but normally our members also bring potluck snacks and non-alcoholic beverages as well. You are allowed to bring your own non-alcoholic beverages as well in plastic bottles or cans (NO GLASS PLEASE). Only water and candy are allowed in the dungeon area while all other food and drink should stay in the social area.
What Does S.M.A.R.T Mean?
SMART stands for Sado-Masochist Alliance in Real Time.