The Next Generation of Philadelphia Kinksters
TNG stands for “The Next Generation” referring to the fact that we cater to the younger crowd. Although TNG groups exist in cities around the globe, it is not a national organization.
The kink community can be intimidating, especially for our younger members. TNG groups step in to provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for people aged 18-35. Our munch exists for kinksters to meet other like-minded people, to learn more about BDSM, and to introduce them to the larger Philadelphia kink community. We welcome all orientations and genders, no matter what your level of experience. If you’re new to the scene or just curious about BDSM, our events are a great way to connect with people and learn.
Attend Our Munch
Munch n. (pl. -es) a munch is a casual social gathering for people interested in BDSM. They are often held at places like a restaurant, bar, or coffee shop. People are free to arrive and leave within the specified hours. The primary purpose is socializing and to help those who are curious about BDSM meet others, become more comfortable, and better informed. They are informal affairs that discourage fetish attire or BDSM play. Some munches may have a specific focus and others may be targeting a specific group. Each munch is different and reflects the personality of the group that attends it.
First Thursday of the Month
from 5:30pm-9:30pm at Clarkville in West Philly
WHEN: First Thursdays of the month from 5:30pm-9:30pm
WHERE: Clarkville, 4301 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
EVENT DETAILS: Our group takes over the upstairs area at Clarkville. There is no cost to attend beyond paying for your own food and drinks which are available for purchase. Multiple trolley lines stop by the venue and there is ample street parking around the park. Attendees are invited to arrive and leave at any point during the duration of the event. The vibe of the munch is mix and mingle and similar to a networking event.
WHO CAN ATTEND: We welcome all kinksters 18-35 of any role, sexuality, or gender.
Find us on FetLife to RSVP and keep up-to-date on any notices about the event.
If you have been banned from other Philly events, please consider yourself unwelcome at this munch.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can join TNG?
Our events and community are open to anyone aged 18-35. This space is focused on integrating the younger members into the wider community which is why we restrict the age range. We welcome all sexualities, genders, and roles.
For those over the TNG age range, please check out our other FAQ to find more events in the Philadelphia area.
What other munches are out there?
FetLife is the key place to find munches, play parties, classes, as well as a wealth of information on engaging in BDSM. Linked below are a few local munches to start you off in your research.
What if I am too nervous to come to the munch?
It’s extremely common to be nervous. Everyone has their first event, and at some point you have to make that first step if you want to start getting involved with the community. We do our best to create an environment that is low stress and welcoming to newbies.
We have the Philly TNG Discord server you can join to get to know people ahead of time. You are welcome to contact the organizers through the PhillyTNG FetLife profile or by emailing us from this website to ask any questions you may have.
At every munch, a large portion of attendees are brand new. It’s also very common that people come out alone for their first munch. You’ll be in good company. Just remember that you can come and go at any point. Stay for as long as you are enjoying yourself. The best advice I can give is to step out of your comfort zone and initiate conversation to get the most out of your experience.
What should I do at an event?
Read mollie’s Kink Event Etiquette 101 for great information on what to do at an event in order to be a great attendee.