Munches are a great way to introduce yourself to the BDSM arena. From there adults ( 18+ ) can get information they need to make informed decisions. Munches are often held in public restaurants or pubs throughout this great land of ours. Discretion and regular clothing is recommended. Don't expect to have a scene anywhere around that location. Although you can discuss an upcoming scene.
We usually define a Munch as; A Location where adults can discuss BDSM.
A BDSM munch aka munch, a Munch is a small to medium social gathering for people interested in BDSM. Munches often taking place at a restaurant, or bar, or even coffee shop, some are big enough for a convention centre!
This isn't the time for dating, the primary purpose of a munch, is socializing, Munches are meant to help those who are curious about BDSM meet like minded adults, help them become more comfortable, and be better informed. Still it isn't a place for dating, sure if you find love there, and you're both sober, or you meet two people, in one night!
Munches can also be a place to get advice, or pass on anecdotes about BDSM experiences.
Special interests including fetishes, such a type of footwear and even sexual interests, doesn't always sync with others. Which is why a Munch should never ever be exclusionary. Once that event excludes anyone, who isn't banned for inappropriate behaviour, That gathering should be called anything but a Munch, rename your idea to a Group, or Gathering.
Events can be exclusionary simply because of the interest. If you were not into Whips, why would you attend a Whip Convention, or "Whip Practice"? You wouldn't expect lactose intolerant submissives/bottoms to go to a Dairy Munch, at least let's hope not that they want too..
Safety, As with many BDSM activities can be dangerous, there should always be precautions taken for all scenes. Such as safety shears when any rope work ( Shibari ) is being performed. Public BDSM events have these safety precautions in place. Privately held events aren't patrolled by Dungeon Monitors ( aka DM ). To each their own when it comes to private BDSM events at a home
Munches are a great way to start into the Lifestyle, and Munches are also a great way to return to the Lifestyle.