What is BDSM?
     BDSM is a variety of often erotic practices or roleplaying involving bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism, and other related interpersonal dynamics. Given the wide range of practices, some of which may be engaged in by people who do not consider themselves as practicing BDSM, inclusion in the BDSM community or subculture is usually dependent upon self-identification and shared experience.
     The term "BDSM" is  interpreted as a combination of the abbreviations B/D (Bondage and Discipline), D/s (Dominance and submission), and S/M (Sadism and Masochism). BDSM is now used as a catch-all phrase covering a wide range of activities, forms of interpersonal relationships, and distinct subcultures. 
     Activities and relationships within a BDSM context are often characterized by the participants taking on complementary, but unequal roles; thus, the idea of informed consent of both the partners becomes essential.
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Other Local Groups
Fresno's fetish community is diverse and colorful! Several groups contribute to the betterment of the community alongside TGIF.

F.L.A.G. (Fresno Leather Advocacy Group)
- Participates in and hosts educational events and discussion groups.
The Enigma
- Hosts educational events and play parties.
The Dam Ranch
- Hosts educational events and play parties.
House Miakoda
- Participates in and hosts educational events/socials and sells  
BDSM toys with discounts to TGIF members.