Entering our spaces can feel complex at first. But embedding these few very essential human attributes within ourselves before attending, is an absolute must.
I. UNDERSTAND DRESS CODE
Klub Verboten has a strict dress code around Latex, Rubber, PVC and Leather. If you’re inexperienced, stick to these. Safeguarding our cummunity is paramount; therefore, we may refuse entry to anyone whose outfit communicates a lack of understanding required to navigate these spaces or just isn’t verboten enough.
II. GAIN + MAINTAIN CONSENT
"No" means "No"." Maybe" means "No". Consent is at the core of respect, wellbeing and safety. It is not a given and can be withdrawn at any point during an interaction. If you do not understand why it is a must to ask for explicit permission prior to any form of human contact - this space is not for you. Please flag anyone you find in breach of this rule immediately with the Safeguarding Team.
III. DO NOT TOUCH US
Do not touch anyone without explicit permission. Just do not. We keep a close eye on unwanted feelers. If you get flagged or caught, you will be banned.
IV. DO NOT INTERRUPT PLAY
Playrooms are not appropriate spaces to begin a conversation. Indeed they are spaces to deepen human interactions after an in-depth negotiation has taken place. Public play does not mean that you are entitled to join. Playspace is personal space. Acknowledge people’s personal space and boundaries at all times. If any unwanted asteroid enters your orbit (physically or sonically), call the Safeguarding Team immediately to have them nuked.
V. DO NOT SOLO-WANK
Whilst being voyeuristic is a legitimate kink, practicing non-consensual self-love while watching is just wrong. At a busy event, we can only assume it is aimed at someone and without their prior consent; therefore, it is a non-consensual sex act. If any unwanted vibration occurs, rest assured it’s not an earthquake. Call the Safeguarding Team Immediately to have the human vibrator dislodged.
VI. DO NOT PRESSURE
Aggressive, coercive, disrespectful or manipulative communication, verbal or non-verbal, is not tolerated in any form. Language including, but not limited to: “It will be fun”; “Aw come on..” is an absolute no-go. Do not push others into any form of interaction, or you will be banned.
VII. DO NOT DATING APP
As a physical space, we cannot monitor every verbal expression that occurs. Still, we do not tolerate pickup artists, cheap chat-up lines, toxic masculinity, repetitive nuisances, copy and pasting nor aggressive cruisers and so on and so forth. We support the silent ones, the ones who are humble, the few who do not talk nonsense or drive second agendas and the one that understands the importance of honest human interaction. If you feel that you are unable to uphold the characteristics of utmost human decency when opening a dialogue - Then simply do not. If you feel subjected to verbal Gulasch, flag this with the Safeguarding Team instantly to have the hacker removed.
VIII. DO NOT BE IGNORANT
Do not be racist. Do not be homophobic. Do not be transphobic. Do not discriminate by body type. Do not abuse play dynamics. Do not assume anyone's gender. Do not abuse power. Do not be classist. Do not manipulate. Do not kink shame. Do not fetishize anyone around their human attributes. Do not be self-entitled. Just don’t be a dick.
Phobic attitudes towards identity, race, gender, orientation and/or body types will not be tolerated. Ever. If you feel exposed to any form of ignorant or dismissive behaviour, flag it immediately with the Safeguarding Team during the night.
IX. DO NOT CHEMSEX
Do not over-intoxicate. If you become incapable of making conscious decisions, we will need to store your body in the medical room until it is safe to send you home. Over-intoxication takes away a lot of intelligence required to navigate our cummunity. By overindulging you miss out on all the positive human interactions around and it may become difficult to dial down. We do not judge. However, we do deeply care and feel there is more to gain in our spaces than a long-lasting headache.
X. DO NOT ABUSE US
Community shoots both ways. It’s an inwards and outwards vibrating thing. We deeply care about your wellbeing and safety. Still we do not tolerate any form of abuse or harassment towards our Staff, Safeguards, and Artists, whether we encounter you in person or digitally.
XI. NO PHOTOS. NO VIDEOS.
No photos. No videos. No sound recordings. None of these are permitted at any time. Any phone use will force the Klub Verboten Safeguards to approach you immediately and potentially remove you from the event. If you spot an apparent Hollywood Director, flag them immediately.
XII. DO FLAG + SUPPORT
Flag anything that feels not 100% right and report it to the Klub Verboten Safeguards immediately. By doing so, you support our mission in preventive safeguarding of the cummunity around you. Even if you feel you can brush any unwanted interaction off - by flagging it immediately - you show solidarity and prevent others from being exposed to Lord Dickhead in the future. Approach the Safeguarding Team discretely or shout our universal safeword PINEAPPLE for everyone to hear. - either way, we will always have your back.
XIII. SUPPORT INTEGRITY
By attending Klub Verboten events, you agree not to personally publish and/or sell for publication or commercial purposes any information relating to the members, attendees, staff and/or goings-on at any event without the explicit written consent of Klub Verboten.
XIV. ACKNOWLEDGE RISKS
Our Klub Rules and Safeguarding Team aim to strike as preventively as humanly possible and thus mitigate risks to create a safer environment. Nevertheless, all accountability remains with every individual and it needs to be acknowledged that besides all our efforts risks remain.
XV. LET YOUR BODY LEARN
If you ignored reading until here, this space is not for you.
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