Welcome to the Albany Power eXchange

Albany Power eXchange (APeX) is a not for profit BDSM social, educational, and support group. APeX offers a friendly environment where people can meet to learn more about the BDSM and D/s lifestyles.

APeX focuses on BDSM, D/s, S&M, bondage, leather, rope, and other kinky interests in the Albany, New York area including Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga, and Glens Falls. Be sure to check out our Calendar of events for BDSM in the Albany NY area.

What’s going on in the Capital District?

February 24: BDSM 101, Annual Meeting & Election, and Play Party
BDSM 101, Annual Meeting & Election, and Play Party Participation at the BDSM 101 class is free and donations are welcomed. Come learn the basics of safety, privacy, and etiquette in the BDSM scene. We’ll talk about consent & negotiation, safewords, safely meeting new…

April 13: Capital Ball 2018
Capital Ball 2018 Capital Ball Weekend - April 13 - 15, 2018 The Capital Ball Weekend is the first & largest Upstate N.Y Masquerade Fetish Ball! Enjoy a weekend long retreat at our private hotel in the Adirondacks…

July 27: c2k: Camping, Cookouts & Kink
c2k:  Camping, Cookouts & Kink C2K is a sex-positive weekend of kink and camping at an area nudist resort. This is your weekend to enjoy your freedom, be yourself, and hang out with your fellow kinksters in the great outdoors!…


Monthly Social Events

Join us at one of our social Munches, or Meet and Greets so you can meet us and find out more.  APeX runs several monthly gatherings where all are welcome to stop by, say hello, grab a bite, and stay for some interesting conversation with like-minded people.  Check out Events to see our current offerings.  You’ll meet people from all walks of life and all kinds of interest in kink. You’re sure to find someone with similar interests (both in the vanilla world and in the lifestyle).

At each event, you’ll APeX’s friendly hospitality and someone to welcome you in and introduce you to others.  If you have specific interests, let us know! We’ll try to introduce you to someone who shares them.  If you’re just curious about everything and anything, you’ll find that most people are delighted to talk about the kinks that interest them and might introduce you to something new!

We also understand not everyone is ready to dive in and meet everyone in one fell swoop.  If you’d rather quietly observe until you feel more comfortable, you’re more than welcome to do so.

Becoming a Member

If you find you enjoy your time in APeX, we invite you to join us as a paid member.  Your membership helps support the classes, demos, and other events that APeX presents throughout the year.  While membership is not required for our public social events, some of our play events and classes may be restricted only to current members.  APeX membership provides many benefits including discounts to APeX events, early RSVP opportunities, reciprocation benefits with several other groups, and discounts at several local and national BDSM & fetish retailers.