Welcome to the Albany Power eXchange

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

APeX focuses on social connections and education involving D/s, BDSM, 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 in the Albany NY area.


COVID-19 Announcement – events through mid-May suspended

Based on policy and recommendations of numerous state and federal health agencies as well as advice of medical professionals in the APeX community, the APeX Board of Directors has made the decision to suspend all in-person APeX events through at least the middle of May.  At present, this affects the Capital Ball, all munches, as well as the “Negotiation: Let’s Talk About it” class planned for March 22nd.  The negotiation class will be rescheduled at a date TBD.
The next scheduled APeX event will hopefully be the Thursday Meet & Greet on May 21st.  The Board will continue to evaluate the risks of holding that event and make further announcements about schedule changes as merited.
The Capital Ball 2020 has been canceled.  The venue will begin refunding all room reservations in the next few days, and all ticket sales will be refunded in full.  There’s no need to contact the venue about refunds.  They will be issued automatically.
The Board additionally asks that all community members do their part to help lessen the impact of COVID-19 wherever possible.  We all know standard precautions such as hand washing, staying home as much as possible, and the like.  The Board additionally asks that the community consider avoiding private play parties or other larger gatherings which may increase the spread of this virus.  We’re all familiar with making certain sacrifices in terms of safer sex practices to limit the spread of STI’s.  Please consider this virus in the same vein and practice social distancing where ever possible until this threat is under control.
Sincerely,
The APeX Board of Directors

What’s going on in the Capital District?

April 16: CANCELED: 2020 Capital Ball – April 16 – 19, 2020
CANCELED: 2020 Capital Ball – April 16 – 19, 2020 Due to on going restrictions related to COVID-19, the Capital Ball 2020 must be canceled.  Attendees will be refunded all ticket sales and room reservation deposits in full. The Capital Ball Weekend is the first…

July 31: C2K: Camping, Cookouts & Kink 2020
C2K:  Camping, Cookouts & Kink 2020 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…


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 be greeted by 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.