Frequently Asked Questions
Each letter pair represents subtly different types of play and interaction commonly found within our community.
Abuse is verbal, emotional, or physical violence, often occurring in an accelerating cycle. Abuse is characterized by lack of consent of one person to the actions of another. An abuse victim is often isolated and lacks ability to stop the violence or leave. Abuse almost always occurs in secrecy, and results in emotional or physical injury. Abuse frequently occurs in combination with the use of drugs or the over-consumption of alcohol.
BDSM, on the other hand, occurs between freely consenting adults. It is practiced with a mind for safety, with explicit consent of the participants to their involvement. BDSM does not result in permanent injury, and those involved retain the right to stop involvement (or leave entirely) at any time if they choose to do so. Many BDSM enthusiasts will not practice BDSM while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; neither alcohol nor drug use are allowed at RKS. Furthermore, our events are staffed by dungeon monitors to maximize safety.
As for why:
- It is a way for you to check out the group, first of all.
- We do this to protect our members and our society's integrity and confidentiality.
We believe in equal opportunity perversion.
Couples interesting in swinging may want to look into Candle Light Associates and Entice.
Bathrooms are on the same floor as RKS. Each bathroom has a stall that's large enough to accommodate wheelchairs, although there are not yet grab bars installed.
Workshop costs varies, depending on whether we have a local or visiting presenter, whether you are a guest or member, and the type of membership.
|Destination||East Avenue Inn||Hyatt||Radisson||Strathallan|
|Airport||8 miles||7 miles||7 miles||8 miles|
17 East Ave
|on hub||on hub||17 East Ave|
|Room food service||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|In-house restaurant||N/A||Scene on Main||Legends Sports Bar||The Grill at Strathallan|
|East End||0 miles||0.7 miles||0.8 miles||0.3 miles|
|Village Gate||0.8 miles||1.5 miles||1.6 miles||0.5 miles|
|Other food||N/A||Dinosaur Barbecue
Legends Sports Bar
Scene on Main
|Internet||Free in room||Paid in room||Free in room||Free in lobby|
|RKS||1.3 miles||1.7 miles||1.7 miles||1.3 miles|
Given the short distances and our lacking public transit (rgrta.com), we suggest walking, taxi, and hotel shuttle (if using hotel shuttle to come to RKS, check with the your hotel to ensure they'll pick you up at our weird hours). If you're bent on the bus, the Radisson and Hyatt may be better choices: Rochester has a spoke-based transit system, and the hub is just outside these hotels, avoiding a pay-and-delay transfer to get just about anywhere. Transit shuts down about midnight.384 East Avenue, Rochester NY 14607 585-325-5010
At the corner of East and Alexander, the East Avenue Inn is in the heart of the East End.550 East Avenue, Rochester NY 14607 585-461-5010
Located on East Avenue near Goodman, the Strathallan is an upscale hotel with a classy restaurant. Most suites have a kitchenette including dishware and appliances.120 East Main Street, Rochester NY 14604 585-546-6400
Located in Rochester's downtown, the Radisson features all the typical amenities. It features an in-house sports bar and room service.125 East Main Street, Rochester NY 585-546-1234
Also located in Rochester's downtown and kitty-corner to the Radisson, the Hyatt is another full-service hotel. It features an upscale restaurant along with room service. Visit their respective web sites for contact information.
▶ ▼ I'm coming in to do a workshop, and I want to make a video slide presentation. Does RKS have the facilities?
If you prefer to use your own laptop, we have have hookups for: