May Roundtables in Chicago, May 16

GD2 LogoCHICAGO – The Roundtables: lively, moderated discussions held in 3 separate peer-based groups – a group for Tops / Dom/mes /  Masters & Mistresses, one for Switches, and a group for Subs / Bottoms / Slaves. Each group has its own topic for discussion each month, and is facilitated by regular volunteer moderators who help focus the conversational flow and also provide continuity over time.
These are for everyone- from those who are new to those who are experienced. Whether you’re not sure how you fit in, are interested / curious, or are well-established in kinky lifestyle / play, these groups give you a safe and private emotional space in which to ask questions, share experience & explore ideas. They’re also an opportunity to develop a supportive network, to make new friends in the scene, and possibly to find a mentor.
The Roundtables are co-sponsored by GD2 and LRA, and alternate between the two locations. This month they’re held at GD2.

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On the table for May:

Dominant/Top/Master/Mistress TOPIC: “Toy sourcing & safety”: Where do you buy & how do you vet for quality? Plus discussion on safe use, cleaning & care… Just in time for the upcoming IML Leather Market!

Submissive/Bottom/Slave TOPIC: “Being a single sub/bottom/slave in the lifestyle”: Even if currently partnered, we all have, or could at some time, be going it on our own. How does it affect you? How do you give your subby self some expression if playing when unattached? What coping skills can you share? And might you choose to be single in the scene? These are some of the aspects we’ll discuss.

Switch TOPIC: “Hitting rock bottom”: how we cope with the dark times. We all talk about the passion, endorphins, pleasure & ecstasy of our life style but we all know that these feelings don’t last. So let’s open up about how we manage through the tougher times of relationship loss, sub/top drop or just the tough times of life.

There is no cost to attend this event. (Members of GD2 and LRA, however, should bring their membership cards.)

*Hosted at Galleria Domain 2

Saturday, May 16th

6:00pm-7:45pm

18 years or older to attend must bring a government-issued photo ID to show at the door
to R.S.V.P., go to galleriadomain.org/rsvp & address will be sent w/ confirmation.

Mimi Wildewind