Clubs can be expensive to run, smaller groups in the Fetish Scene have started up. Munches are a way of connecting to other like minds during the day and evening in smaller more pe gatherings. The beauty of Munches is that they can be held almost anywhere. Ten or so years back, there were perhaps four Munches a month, now, it has grown to approximately twenty two. Often Munches have specific names to encourage certain types of kinksters on the Fetish Scene to go along, they are more intimate, a good place for any newcomer to start their journey onto the Scene. If you do not feel immediately welcomed, it may not be the group for you, there are many to try, go find the best one for you.
There is often a greeter to help you settle in, Munches are supposed to be friendly, a relaxed atmosphere, any dress code, so your vanilla civvies are fine, they are places to catch up with friends, learn, have fun… sometimes a lot more fun. If you pop along to a Munch, maybe shy, ask who the person is who runs it and they will point you in the right direction. Very soon you will wonder why you were so nervous. People who meet are from every walk of life, yes, that means all walks of life, not the ‘dirty old men’ lusting over anyone walking through the door ridiculous fore thought some people have.
If it is a general public space (pub, shopping Mall), how do you know who they are? Contact the organisers first, or look for a large group, anyone that may be in a bit of rubber or leather or looks a bit unusual, perhaps wearing black but, not always. Use common sense, don’t go blurting out “are you one of the kinky group” out loud to anyone and everyone.
There is a caveat. There are quite a few munches lead by Prodommes who organise Munches to attract potential clients, these Munches are different, do not get the two confused unless you want to meet a Prodomme. To confuse matters, there are Mistresses who have started up Munches with good intentions, they are Munches to introduce yourself. A Munch MAY ask for a small fee but, it is not the norm. The Munches that ask for a small entrance fee £5.00 or less, usually ask because the Munch has become highly popular and the organisers have had to find a larger, better space to cater for the particular crowd they attract which is normal. You may have to join a Facebook page but, should not have to join anything apart from following them on social media to go to a Munch. It is common sense, like anything on the internet. Do not let this put you off, there are great Munches out there. For obvious reasons, some Munches in smaller towns prefer to be discreet.
Here are some of the Munches around:
Tap the Munch you are interested in.
Here are some area Munches that are or have been around:
East London Munch
London Rope Munch
W. Sussex Munch
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There are a few others but, this gives you an idea of how well spread Munches can be and are. Some Munches started with gusto but, the organiser could not continue for whatever reason. I wish you happy journey’s and the knowledge that, wherever you are, there are kinksters near you.