The Lesbian Sex Mafia (LSM) is a member-driven organization with an elected Board of Officers. LSM Membership is open to all women 18 years of age or older, including transsexual and intersexed women who live their daily lives as women and all female-born transgender people who feel they have a connection with and respect for the women’s community. All mentions of “women” on our website and in the by-laws should be interpreted inclusively to apply equally to female-born transgender people who feel they have a connection with and respect for the women’s community.
Experience is not required, but a genuine interest and an open mind are. Women who do not have a personal interest or who are motivated merely by curiosity, personal gain, fashion, or professional research are not appropriate members.
Benefits of Membership
Why Join? LSM is a member-based organization. Without your support, we cannot provide the educational and social opportunities you’ve enjoyed over the years. In addition to supporting New York’s oldest women-only BDSM organization, you also get:
-Reduced admission to LSM meetings ($5 instead of $10) and reciprocating organizations including The Eulenspiegel Society (TES), and Females Investigating Sexual Terrain of Baltimore (FIST).
-Free admission to Paddles.
-Discounts at leather emporiums such as Babeland, The Pleasure Chest,The Leather Man, Inc, and Purple Passion.
How to Become a Member
There are two important steps to become an LSM Member.
1) Become an LSM Pledge: Please download and complete a Membership Application (PDF) or fill out an application at one of our upcoming workshops. Pay your membership dues and receive a membership card. Congratulations, you are now an LSM Pledge!
2) Attend a Member Orientation: You must attend am Orientation Meeting and get your membership card signed. We announce our upcoming meetings on our email list, Fetlife group and Facebook page. If you missed our January 2016 Orientation, you can attend one of our future, regularly occurring orientations. We haven’t firmed up the dates yet, but we know that we’ll hold one in Feb and another in March, after which LSM Orientations will be held quarterly. We understand that too many prospective LSM members were unable to become full members over the last few years, because Orientations were held infrequently or not at all. We won’t allow that to happen again.
If you’ve ever been a full member, just download and complete the attached application, bring it to one of our meetings on the third Friday of the month and pick up your new membership card. Or mail the form to us along with your dues. We can send your membership card through the U.S. mail if you include your mailing address when you send in your membership form.
We will honor 2014 Memberships: Because LSM became inactive in 2014, we’re aware that there are members who paid their 2014 dues and received no benefits. Those members will receive a complimentary 2016 LSM membership, and our thanks for your patience while we reorganize.
Download the LSM Membership Application
Sign up between January and August and dues are $30 ($20 for students)
Sign up between September and December and dues are $20 ($10 for students)
Download the Membership Application (Adobe PDF)
Please note: memberships expire at the end of the calendar year.
So, what are you waiting for? You can become an LSM Pledge today! Complete the Membership Application (PDF) and send a check made out to “LSM-NYC” for your annual dues to:
LSM c/o The LGBT Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
To receive information about the next Safety and Orientation meeting, you can write us an e-mail at: LSMNYC@hotmail.com. You’ll be added to the LSM announcement list and start receiving information about all upcoming LSM events shortly. You can check out the LSM Google Calendar for the latest, as well.