List of Internet forums
This is a list of Internet forums (or 'fora' if you know your Latin) that cater to folks in fetish and BDSM lifestyles. Unless specified otherwise, they all cater to English-speaking people and are free to use (most require membership to participate or even to view). Some forums are monitored; this means that postings may be removed after posting or might not be posted until being checked and even edited. Few of them are pornographic but they are all intended for adults only.
Google operates several forums as an interface to Usenet. Only those with over 500 subscribers and average over 25 non-spam posts per month are listed here. You can search for other groups for your specific interest and language.
These sites are for anyone around the world. Some of them cater largely to those in the USA, simply because USA citizens outnumber those in other English-speaking countries.
- FetLife has a bewildering number of forums sliced and diced by all manner of locations, sexual and power orientations, irrelevancies and topics. Initially finding specific forums (called 'Groups') can take some time but there is everything from 'Anal Sadists and Sluts' through 'Doctor Who' and 'Submissive Support Sisters' to 'Throat fucking' and 'Watersports' and many many more; over 6,000 of them, hundreds are specific to a location.
- Collar Chat
- A lively and busy community as part of the CollarMe site, otherwise known for its dating site. Contains varous community discussions, a market place, experiences, and a forum for professionals.
- SM place
- Covers many aspects of BDSM, including the sharing of pictures and video materials, and concentrating on sadomasochism.
- "BDSM forum"
- Dedicated to videos and pictures with a BDSM theme.
- General discussion, some special interest groups. You can browse for free but must be a paid member to participate.
- The Submissive Wife
- A Yahoo group for couples where the wife is submissive to her husband.
- General discussion on alternate sexuality and swinging. Pay site.
- A Yahoo group with a mission to assist and educate submissives, particularly over abuse issues.
- Taken In Hand
- A combined article and discussion site on monogamous male-led relationships. Heavily monitored.
- Leash me
- Contains varous community discussions and speciality forums including Gorean and Victorian. Also has some fun areas.
- Seek Discipline!
- Forums on dominance, submission, possession, power exchange households, poly, IE, TPE and Ownership, BDSM/Fetish.
- Collar Factory Community
- With forums on Collar designs, furry needs and general discussion.
- 4 Hedonism
- "A guide to the world's most notorious resorts"
These sites cater primarily to a UK audience, though others from around the world may participate unless otherwise specified.
- From the people who host the Wipipedia; culture, clubbing and general discussion. Specific to the UK, concentrating on the London area.
- UK Mistresses
- Including professionals.
- United Kingdom Tickling Forum
- Part of Tickle Brits and includes the UK and and near European countries (English language only). For all things related to tickling, including polls, visual media and discussions.
- Yahoo Group : South UK Spanking and BDSM
- Concentrating on the southern half of Britain.
- Yahoo Group : Perviously-Owned
- Aimed at people from the UK BDSM Community as a non-profit internet forum to "recycle" unwanted items of equipment.
- A general fetish forum and web site, blogging, chat, picture sharing and a copy of Wipipedia as at December 2012. Over 90% UK based membership.
Many of the global sites cater largely to those in the USA, simply because they outnumber other English-speaking countries. These sites cater primarily to a USA audience, though others from around the world may participate unless otherwise specified.
- Tickling Media Forum
- TMF is the world's largest and friendliest online tickling community.