CPI is a Tennessee 501(c)(7) non-profit, membership organization founded in 2005, whose mission is to provide and maintain a self-sustainable, vision-driven, and ever-upgrading interaction space; and to empower the educational programs, support functions, and social opportunities that strengthen the BDSM/Fetish/Kink community of Nashville, Middle Tennessee, and beyond.
Our facility -- the Mark -- in central Nashville provides 6000 sqft of social, classroom, and play space, all of which are secure, clean, comfortable, gender-neutral, and ADA accessible... providing a safe space for open-minded people to be themselves among others who understand.
(As a private membership organization, nobody may enter The Mark for a CPI member function unless they are a member in good standing or an official guest of such a member.)
CPI values diversity and recognizes that being inclusive of individual differences make us stronger as a community. As such, we do not discriminate against adults on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, spiritual identity, age, physical appearance, ability, relationship styles or status, experience, education, politics, socioeconomic position, biological sex, sexual/romantic attraction, gender identity, gender expression, fetish interests, or BDSM dynamic/role/orientation. Your suggestions as to how CPI might be more welcoming and accessible are always encouraged and greatly appreciated.
CPI espouses sex positivity, a philosophy which regards all consensual expressions of sexuality as healthy, encourages sexual pleasure, places an emphasis on informed consent, and advocates sex education and risk-awareness. Sex-positivity makes no moral distinctions among types of sexual expression, orientation (to include asexuality), or identification, regarding these choices as matters of personal preference. Sex positivity is affirming of the various ways sex can be pleasurable, intimate, nurturing, and adventurous between consenting individuals.
CPI considers the cornerstone of BDSM activity to be the guiding principles of "Safe, Sane, and Consensual":
CPI is a consent-based organization and does not condone or tolerate abusive behavior or relationships.
Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/Submission, and Sadism/Masochism (BDSM) activities are based on the ethical principle that what we do is done by agreement among all of the participants, which means all the participants communicate what they agree to do and not to do, as well as the nature of the relationship that they agree to enter.
Characteristics of consent:
In summary, CPI is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, sex-positive, consent-based environment for those adults desiring growth and exploration of the BDSM, fetish, and kink lifestyles, no matter who they are... and looks for your help to do so!