What Is A Munch?
A munch is a casual social gathering of BDSM folks. Usually held at a
"vanilla" restaurant or pizza place, and serves as a social meeting place.
For a more in-depth view
of the history of the BDSM munch click here
Most munches are non fetish and do NOT allow displays of toys, fetish
behavior that is overtly "adult". Generally speaking munches are intended
as a gateway to the community for those who are new to the group/lifestyle, and are
supposed to be friendly non threatening environments.
Munches use local businesses as a meeting place, and often have arrangements with
the business owner that they will bring in a certain amount of revenue, in exchange for
the meeting space. It is generally expected that most folks will order something to eat or
drink. If there are expectations that a dollar amount must be met, the munch
organizer normally lets newcomers know this .
Munches that request a per person fee, or donation, are usually providing drinks or
food, or are funding the group's other activities.
There are munches and events where those lacking funds to order or to donate are NOT
turned away, and usually this information is included in the munch announcement or via a
private contact with the group organizer.