“SigMa adheres to the principles of safe, sane and consensual BDSM/Kink (SSC).”
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: SigMa is a non-profit 501-C7 and many of our members volunteer within the community.   Some of the SigMa volunteers are on the board of C.A.B (Capital Area Board) and Brother Help Thyself.  Our volunteers work with the DC Center and Black Rose as well as many other support and service organizations. 

Munches, social activities, peer groups are also being planned to create friendships and a solid support network.

 Members and non-members are welcome to attend. We have  Play Space Monitors on duty  to ensure attendees have a safe and relaxed space to mingle and have a great time.

  • Admission is $20 for Members and $25 for Non-Members.
  • As a special promotion: For Members who bring a non-Member to their first play party: Admission for the Member will be $10, and admission for the first-time visitor will also be $10.   
MONTHLY SOCIALS: First Saturday of every month – enable you to meet other men into bdsm/kink/leather/fetish and to discuss issues or concerns or ask questions Some of the Board Members and SM101 Instructors are on hand to demonstrate techniques or answer questions on a variety of topics. Refreshments and snacks are provided. As always, wearing gear is encouraged, but not required. Keep in mind that this is not an Open Play Party, but a way to meet, mingle and hopefully make new friends. Admission is FREE.


On the second and fourth Monday, our classes are open to all experience levels.  In partnership with other organizations, workshops and discussion groups are also available. Admission is FREE.

SigMa has everything you need to explore BDSM and kink play: 4 tables for bondage, hot wax, massage, aftercare; 3 St. Andrew’s crosses; 2 spanking /paddling benches; 2 steel cages (one for standing, one that is “puppy/prisoner” style); racks and shelves for toys; chains and hooks with hoods, blindfolds, gags, and restraints hanging on them; and bins with all kinds of kinky toys, condoms, lube, and cleaning supplies. There is a comfortable Lounge / aftercare area. In addition, there will soon be 2 hanging slings, 2 hanging manual rope pulleys, and an electric winch, as well. Other specialized furniture may be added as space and resources permit.”

SigMa volunteers ensure the cleanliness of our play areas.  A hospital grade cleaner is used on all surfaces.  The cleaning of the gear and toys before and after use is strictly enforced.  Our crosses, benches, tie down beds and chairs are cleaned and inspected prior to opening and cleaned and inspected upon closing of each event.  Anyone using the devices and gear we provide are required to clean them before and after use.

1636 R Street NW, Washington, DC

Listed below are brief descriptions and page links for the amenities and activities available at SigMa. 

SigMa's Mission is to provide a safe place and clean environment for men to explore alternative sensual experiences.

Founded in 1984, SigMa is an all male BDSM-Kink-Fetish social group based in the District of Columbia.