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CUFF Events

CUFF hosts a variety of gatherings. Some of these—such as munches, orientations, and meetings—are held regularly each month and are open to both newcomers and members alike. Other events may occur with less regularity or may have special entrance requirements.

CUFF Meetings and Munches are on Hiatus

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CUFF meetings and munches are on hiatus right now. We do not plan on holding any events in July or August, 2020. We will consider starting events again in September if restrictions are lifted and conditions allow.

Note: Virginia state coronavirus guidelines for social gatherings currently stipulate (that is, during Phase 3) maintaining physical distancing of 6 feet between individuals who are not members of the same household.

Munches

A "munch" is simply a social gathering at a local restaurant. You don't need to be a CUFF Contributor to join us; everyone 18 and up is welcome!

Currently we are holding three munches each month. One is the first Sunday of each month at Kardinal Hall on Preston Avenue; another is the first Wednesday of each month at Silk Road Asian fusion restaurant in Waynesboro—we call it the "CUFF West" munch. The third munch is a "roaming" munch held on a different day and venue each month.

Directions to First-Sunday Munches

Our first-Sunday munches are currently held at Kardinal Hall on Preston Avenue:

Kardinal Hall 722 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4400
Kardinal Hall Google map

Directions to CUFF West Munches

Our CUFF West munches are currently held at Silk Road Asian fusion restaurant in Waynesboro:

Silk Road 2040 Rosser Avenue, Waynesboro, VA 22980
Silk Road Google map

Orientations

We encourage all newcomers to attend an orientation as soon as possible. In fact, attending an orientation is one of the prerequisites for becoming a CUFF Contributor (see CUFF Bylaws Article III Contributorship Status and CUFF Bylaws Article IV Orientations). Currently, an orientation is held each month at the beginning of the gathering at Skjald Meadworks; see Meetings section on this page for time and directions. An orientation can also be arranged by special request.

What Will I Learn at an Orientation?

There are several interrelated concepts that are essential to CUFF and the BDSM/fetish community in general. Some of these concepts are embodied in acronyms and initialisms such as SSC, RACK, and CCCC, but it's the message behind the abbreviations that is important. Topics addressed include:

  • Informed Consent
  • Risk Awareness: Health, Physical, Emotional
  • Communication and Negotiating Play
  • Respect for Others
  • Safe calls
  • Safewords
  • Discretion and Privacy
  • Play Party Scene Etiquette
  • Aftercare

An orientation also provides a forum for prospective members to learn more about us and to have a specific chance to ask questions. After the orientation, stay for the regular gathering if you wish.

Monthly Meetings

We currently gather on the third Sunday of each month; the venue is Skjald Meadworks on East Market Street. Orientations begin shortly after 4 p.m., business happens around 5 p.m., and presentations begin around 5:30 p.m.

What Happens At a Meeting?

In our typical meeting format, each monthly gathering begins with an orientation for prospective and returning members. This will be followed by a period of socializing, then by a short business segment, and finally with an educational presentation/demonstration given by one of our own members or by an invited expert from another BDSM group.

The presentations can cover any BDSM/fetish related topic, whether it's flogging, wax-play, or maintaining a master/slave relationship. Sometimes, in lieu of a presentation, we will watch a movie, play a social game, hold a toy swap, share dinner, or engage in a moderated discussion.

Directions to Orientations and Monthly Meetings

Currently, our monthly gatherings are being held at Skjald Meadworks on East Market Street. Turn onto Carlton Road, enter the first driveway on the right, and park at the rear of the building.

Skjald Meadworks 1144 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Skjald Meadworks Google map
Skjald Meadworks web site

Map showing location of Skjald Meadworks on East Market Street

Map is © OpenStreetMap contributors, CC-BY-SA
Skjald Meadworks label, parking indicator, and arrow added

Other Events

Play Parties

Play parties are where the kinky play happens. They are held at private locations and are not open to the general public; you must either be a member of CUFF, a guest of a member, or a member of a reciprocal BDSM group. When you join CUFF, you can opt to join a mailing list so that you can receive invitations to the parties.

CUFF Calendar

For the most up-to-date information, see CUFF_ FetLife page.

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