Welcome

Bad Girls is an SM/Leather club for women. Based in Portland, Oregon, we sponsor educational and social gatherings, special events, and play parties. Your participation in Bad Girls events helps strengthen the community of leather women in Portland and beyond.

We publicize our events to the public via Facebook, FetLife, and our own email list. (You may sign up using the link in the sidebar, and un-subscribe using the link in each message.)

It is not necessary to join Bad Girls to participate in the events listed on this web site, but membership allows a deeper sense of community and participation, including use of a private email list and certain focused discussions.

Bad Girls is not a political organization, although we may support organizations that work for causes such as the defense of sexual freedom and the empowerment of women and sexual minorities.

 

You decide whether our events are for you:

As stated in our Policy & Procedures: Membership in Bad Girls is open to self-identified women, 18 or over, with a positive personal interest in woman-to-woman BDSM. Women of all sexual orientations, levels of experience, and BDSM-related interests are eligible.

This welcoming statement has been revised several times during twenty-four years of working to foster women’s spaces within the worlds of leather and BDSM.

The majority of our events are for self-identified women, using “self-identify” as defined in the inclusive gender statement of the WFTDA. Occasionally we offer events that also welcome “everyone who identifies as queer”, which are publicized accordingly. For ASL interpretation, let us know 14 days in advence so we can ensure an interpreter is present.

 

What we offer:

Workshop / Play Parties

Recently we have been offering four educational workshops a year, each followed by a play party. Topics address a range of interests and levels of experience. In August our workshop and party is in conjunction with Oregon Leather Pride and is open to self-identified women and all who identify as queer. Occasionally we will have additional stand-alone educational events.

Public Discussions

Our primary in-person discussion is the monthly Full Moon Friday meetup at Bare Bones Cafe, open to all self-identified women. In 2018 these discussions will move to the third Friday evening and occur in all months except August and December.

Kinky Women’s Munch

On the second Tuesday of each month, from 7 to 9 pm, we sponsor an opportunity for kinky and questioning women of all orientations and interests to meet in a safe public space.

Fundraisers

The club sponsors two fundraisers yearly, from which 100% of funds raised go to our chosen charity. Voting members choose a different charity each year. 2017’s charity recipient is a fund within Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette that supports care for under-served community members.

Typically our two annual fundraisers include a “Down & Dirty” fundraiser that combines a live stage show with an auction, and a Bad Girls night at the local series of Inferno dance parties.

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