For the past three years, bar owners and clubs have faced an aggressive crackdown that has targeted SM activities. Current regulations force bar owners and hotel operators to regulate customer and employee behavior, under threat of losing their liquor licenses. Educational workshops, fantasy portions of leather contests, performance art involving flagellation, as well as casual physical contact between bar patrons are currently prohibited by ABC enforcement officers.
The NCSF Incident Reporting & Response (IRR) program provides assistance to individuals and groups within the alternative sexual expression communities who become victimized because of SM, leather, fetish, or swing practices.
Program Goals: NCSF's Incident Reporting & Response was created to provide assistance to individuals and groups within the BDSM, swinging and poly communities who are experiencing discrimination or needs assistance because of their interests and activities.