Code of Conduct
All policies and procedures of smOdyssey, Inc., including this code of conduct, are established for the comfort and protection of our membership. In so doing, it is our intent to further the mission and goals of smOdyssey, Inc. of creating an environment that fosters social contact, education and community among adults who are interested in consensual leather/BDSM topics and practices.
Every person, member or guest, who attends an smOdyssey event, agrees that he or she, and his or her representatives and assigns, will not hold smOdyssey, Inc., or any officer, director or agent thereof responsible or liable, directly or vicariously, for injuries or other damages, real or imagined, emotional or physical, that result directly or indirectly from attending or participating in any smOdyssey, Inc. activity.
Participation in any smOdyssey, Inc. activity is voluntary and at the freewill of all members and guests. Choosing to attend and/or participate in any activity will likely result in exposure to adult oriented and sexually explicit discussion and behaviors that involve acts of domination, submission, bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism, and other explicit and extreme sexual fetishes and activities including, but not limited to, spanking, paddling, whipping, waxing, piercing, fire play, knife or edge or blood play, suspension, fisting and other oral, vaginal and anal penetration. Participation in any smOdyssey, Inc. activity is acknowledgement that members and guests will not be offended by that which they observe and hear.
smOdyssey strongly encourages that all members and guests participate in educational courses and seminars to expand the knowledge and understanding of risks associated with the practice of BSDM and fetish behaviors. Participation in any smOdyssey, Inc. activity is acknowledgement that members and guests are aware that these activities may be considered extremely hazardous activities, and that they assume full responsibility for any and all risks of property damage, personal injury or death. Further it is acknowledgement that risk may also result from the negligent or reckless conduct of other participants.
smOdyssey, Inc. is an educational and social organization dedicated to alternative sexual expression, whose purpose requires a responsible public image, and whose fundamental standard for sexual conduct is mutual consent between adults. Therefore, any conduct that is deemed by the Board of Directors to be inconsistent with the essential principles of smOdyssey, Inc. may result in the denial or revocation of membership.
As a private membership organization, smOdyssey, Inc. retains the right to refuse membership to anyone, and to deny admittance to any event, or to disallow participation in any discussion group or list at its discretion.
All members and guests must agree to abide by the policies, rules and code of conduct of smOdyssey, Inc. Anyone who ignores these, or who engages in unsafe, exploitive or non-consensual behavior of any kind may be required to leave the premises.