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?

June 9: APeX at Capital District PRIDE Festival
APeX at Capital District PRIDE Festival APeX will be participating at the Capital District PRIDE Festival on Sunday, June 9th for the 6th year in a row.  Our PRIDE Festival involvement started small with an umbrella, a table and a few…

June 29: Rope Bondage with Pendorbound
Rope Bondage with Pendorbound Tickets on sale now! This intro, 101-level class will teach you basic Japanese inspired shibari style rope bondage.  We’ll start with basic column ties that form the foundation of many effective bondage harnesses.  We’ll cover…

July 20: Rules, Rituals & Protocol PLUS Practical Magic/Practical Communication
Rules, Rituals & Protocol PLUS Practical Magic/Practical Communication APeX presents a double-header with Stephan & Sweet Wisteria! Two classes in one protocol & service packed afternoon.  Choose either class or stay for both at a special price. Tickets available here! Rules, Rituals and…

July 25: C2K: Camping, Cookouts & Kink, July 25th – 28th, 2019
C2K:  Camping, Cookouts & Kink, July 25th – 28th, 2019 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…

September 14: Semi-annual meeting, BDSM 101, and Play Party
Semi-annual meeting, BDSM 101, and Play Party Join us for a play party after the BDSM 101 class. APeX members, their guests, and anyone who attended the BDSM 101 class are welcome to attend this party. Payment must be made online, in…


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.