[cw: kink community, violence/violation]
Information on open/public munches (informal meal-centered get-togethers) is… tough to come by if you’re not on Fetlife, but I was able to find a couple of groups in my city on Meetup instead. I’ve been waffling for a while now on whether to show up to any of them.
Just last night, I sent a text to the copilot, asking about both groups and the names of the organizers, since she was involved in the Scene in this city for a while and I thought there was a chance she might know of them and have the inside scoop. I figured probably one out of the two might be bad news and one out of the two might be either unknown to her or just fine.
Got back a text saying:
“Both of those leader-people have been accused of consent violations. I’d steer clear of them.”
Here’s what makes this even more creepy to me. When you look on the About Us page of the one that declares that it’s run by an experienced “veteran,” it even has a warning to exercise caution and that “Although they are the exception rather than the rule, predators DO exist in this subculture, and some of them even lead groups like this one.”
See, this is why I have trust issues.