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Welcome to TGIF Orientation. Welcome to TGIF Orientation. Why we are called. T - The G - Group I - In F - Fresno. Steering Committee. Created in 2001 Bylaws Chair-mistress Six other positions Vice Chair Secretary Demo Coordinator Events Coordinator Fund Raising Coordinator

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welcome to tgif orientation

Welcome to TGIF Orientation

Welcome to TGIF Orientation

why we are called
Why we are called
  • T - The
  • G - Group
  • I - In
  • F - Fresno
steering committee
Steering Committee
  • Created in 2001
  • Bylaws
  • Chair-mistress
  • Six other positions
    • Vice Chair
    • Secretary
    • Demo Coordinator
    • Events Coordinator
    • Fund Raising Coordinator
    • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Term of positions
  • Listed on TGIF website’s bylaw page
  • TGIF Steering Committee needs you
mission statement
Mission Statement
  • The purpose of TGIF is to promote and facilitate, safe, sane and consensual BDSM for adults with those interests, by providing a discreet, safe, supportive, atmosphere through education, discussion, resources and group events.


tgif is not
  • A swinging singles club – or
  • A dating service – or
  • A place for sex orgies
tgif is
  • A place for BDSM education











tgif is also
TGIF IS also
  • A place to make nonjudgmental friends
we need you
We need you
  • A good way to meet people is to volunteer
tgif membership
TGIF Membership
  • TGIF is open to all people who have attained the age of 18 and who have not been banned from group membership by the TGIF Steering Committee. No person shall be denied membership in this organization on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, marital status, political views, disability, sexual orientation or kink.
how to become a tgif member
How to Become a TGIF Member
  • Attend two munches or non-play events.
  • Attend this TGIF membership orientation
  • Complete the TGIF membership agreement form
  • Pay dues


The Group In Fresno

what is bdsm bondage discipline sadism masochism
What is BDSM? (Bondage, Discipline, Sadism, Masochism)
  • BDSM is one of several names given to a collection of behaviors that involve bondage, spanking, domination and other activities that are done in an erotic context. We believe that it should be practiced in a safe, sane, consensual and non-abusive manner. BDSM is a form of erotic play that involves significant emotional and physical risks and thus requires instruction in order to ensure reasonable safety.
recommendations for safety
Recommendations for Safety
  • Know your play partner
  • Leave reality out of it
  • Try it yourself
  • Prepare for emergencies
  • Have a silent alarm (safe call)
recommendations for safety cont1
Recommendations for Safety (cont.)
  • Use safe-words
  • Check in with submissive
  • Make sure “toys” are rounded off on edges
  • Start lightly and build slowly
  • Use the one-to-ten technique
  • Strike only muscled, fleshy areas of the body
recommendations for safety cont2
Recommendations for Safety (cont.)
  • Use soft or plain paraffin candles
  • Self experiment with clamps before using
  • Do not try piercing or breaking the skin
  • At first play with no bondage
  • Don’t tie too tight
recommendations for safety cont3
Recommendations for Safety (cont.)
  • Never leave a person alone
  • Should be able to free someone in one minute
  • Use caution when doing self-bondage
  • Play involving suffocation CAN BE LIFE THREATENING!
e groups
  • TGIF_Announcements
  • FresnoDM
  • TGIFDinner
  • TGIFCampPerv
  • TGIF_Tenth_Anniversary_Committee
  • TGIF_Steering_Committee_Forum
frbdsm e group rules
FRBDSM E-Group Rules
  • No real names, (phone numbers, address)
  • No personal ads
  • No flames
  • No under 18 year old
frdsm e group other things
FRDSM E-Group - Other Things
  • Remember email goes to all e-group members
  • Personal discussion
  • No RSVP
  • Off topic
  • Forward to everyone you know
  • Jokes
  • Subject line
e vites
  • Usually go out a week before the event
  • Usually for members-only events
  • RSVP
  • What you will bring (per person)
  • Guests
  • View Map
  • Payment via PayPal
  • Addy Changes
rsvp rule
  • The TGIF steering committee has adopted a rule that states:  "If a member RSVPs to afunction and does not give at least 24 hours cancellation notice they will be required to pay the function fee. Until the fee is paid theperson is put on a waiting list for any future functions." 
tgif events
TGIF Events
  • Socials and other non-play
  • Educational
  • Orientation (Educational)
  • Munch (Social)
play parties
Play Parties
  • TGIF does not hold play parties


socials and other non play events
Socials and Other Non-play Events
  • NO playing
  • NO toys
  • NO children
  • NO exceptions
  • Usually go out the Wednesday before a Saturday event
  • Three days before a week-day event
educational events
Educational Events
  • Donations
  • RSVP
promoting bdsm awareness understanding
Promoting BDSM Awareness & Understanding
  • Fresno State
  • Alliant
  • Fresno City College (future)
  • Other (suggestions?)
basic protocol
Basic Protocol
  • Collared submissive
  • Dominants
  • Other couples
no means no
No means No
  • It is ok to ask a Dominant or submissive to play
  • Don’t keep asking over and over once you have been told “No”
  • Don’t take “no” personally
common dungeon rules
Common Dungeon Rules
  • Ultimate Safe-words (purple)
  • Courtesy
  • No blood sports, water-sports, fire-play, wax-play, single tail, winch
  • Cleanup
  • Penetration only with barriers
common dungeon rules cont
Common Dungeon Rules (cont.)
  • Loud vocal response equals gag
  • No alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Time-limit on equipment (30 minutes)
  • No pictures without permission
  • Smoking in designated areas
common dungeon rules cont1
Common Dungeon Rules (cont)
  • Social and snack area not for play
  • No voyeurs talking in the dungeon
  • Notify dungeon monitor; don’t stop play yourself
  • Do not play with other people’s toys without permission
tgif website
TGIF Website
  • www.TGIFresno.org
  • About us
  • Bylaws
  • Contact us
  • Members
  • Calendar
  • Links
  • Books
  • Join TGIF
the end of the presentation
The End (of the presentation)
  • Fill out evaluation form
  • Read and fill out membership application

After that, you are officially a TGIF member

Welcome to TGIF!

We have TGIF pins, decals and t-shirts available