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Charlottesville Underground Fetish Fellowship


Welcome! You have reached the Web site for CUFF, the Charlottesville Underground Fetish Fellowship. CUFF is a pansexual BDSM/fetish social and support organization located in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

Our group is an active one. CUFF was first formed in 1993, and since 1999 membership has been maintained at more than 50 het, gay, lesbian, bi, poly, and transgendered adults. Our goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, and discreet environment where one can meet other kinky-minded folk.

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CUFF provides educational information on a variety of topics along with friendly support and a social network of men, women, not-sures, and in-betweens who share our interests in the context of informed consensual relationships. We are an organization which provides a forum for the many different expressions of power in love and play.

Whether you are newly discovering your kinky side or have been actively involved in the leather scene for many years, if you are interested in bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism, spanking, cross-dressing, fetishism, pony play, needleplay, or other forms of alternative sexual activity, then consider attending one of our many open-to-the-public events. You will find that CUFF is a great place to learn and a great place to have fun.


There are two types of regularly occurring events open to newcomers and members alike: munches and monthly meetings.


A "munch" is simply a social gathering at a local restaurant. Currently we are holding two munches each month. One is the first Sunday of each month at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza in the Barracks Road Shopping Center; the time and place for the second varies—we call it the "roaming" munch. There may be the occasional additional munch specifically for "the next generation" (TNG)—those individuals between the ages of 18 and 35.

Monthly Meetings and Orientations

Our current meeting location is the Impulse Gay Social Club on Emmet Street.

In our typical meeting format, each monthly meeting consists of socializing, a short business segment, and most often 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 discussion.

Each monthly meeting is preceded by an orientation. The orientation is provided so that prospective members can learn more about us and have a specific chance to ask questions. After the orientation, stay for the regular meeting.

Some Final Words...

If you are curious as to what we are all about, feel free to visit us. You won't be put on the spot to introduce yourself, although you might be approached by members who will offer their greetings.

Please keep in mind that above all else, we respect your right to privacy. We realize that you might be nervous at your first meeting or munch. We are there if you want to talk with us. Typically there are about 25-30 people at a meeting and ten to thirty people at each munch. One of the obvious benefits of getting to know us is learning that you are not alone with your fantasies or "unusual" practices. You won't be judged and you will be accepted.

Lastly, we would like to make it clear that we are very much an "in-person" group, not an "online" one. While we do have an email list and a FetLife presence, these are primarily announcement tools. So if you're coming from the online world and have gotten the impression that we're not too chatty, that's because we're busy chatting face to face. Make the leap and come join us.

So, browse the web site, contact us if you have any questions, and we hope to see you soon!

Service Area

This information is provided primarily so people who are searching for a BDSM group in their area using an Internet search engine can find us.

We have members from or would probably be the nearest group to people from the following jurisdictions: Central Virginia; Charlottesville, VA; Albemarle County, VA; Ruckersville, VA; Earlysville, VA; Fork Union, VA; Zion's Crossroads, VA; Palmyra, VA; Gum Springs, VA; Nelson County, VA; Madison, VA; Waynesboro, VA; Staunton, VA; Louisa, VA; Louisa County, VA; Fluvanna County, VA; Waynesboro, VA; Culpeper, VA; Culpeper County, VA; Farmville, VA; Buckingham, VA; Buckingham County, VA; Nelson County, VA; Orange, VA; Orange County, VA; Facquier County, VA; Gordonsville, VA; Green County, VA; Augusta County, VA; Rockingham County, VA; Rapahanock County, VA; and Gum Springs, VA.

We have members from the following cities although they have their own groups: Lynchburg, VA; Roanoke, VA; Richmond, VA.

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