Here is a list of Chicago-based resources that may help expand your skills, your support and social circles, and your sensual life.
On this page:
- Chicago Health and Social Services
- Chicago Kink Resources
- Chicago Polyamory and Consensual Non-Monogamy Events
- Mentioned on the Show
Chicago Health and Social Services
Center on Halsted is the largest LGBTQ community center in the Midwest.
Sex Workers Outreach Project-Chicago (SWOP-Chicago) is a grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of current and former sex workers in the Chicago area.
SWOP Legal Services The SWOP-Chicago CALA (Community Activism Law Alliance) Clinic is a free, full-service legal clinic for individuals currently or previously involved in adult industries/sex work or impacted by the stigma and criminalization of sex work. It provides a wide-range of criminal and civil law services from advice and community legal education to representation. Contact: or 872-228-7532 (SWOP) or 312-999-0056 (CALA)
Chicago Kink Resources
Leather Archives & Museum: In addition to its museum, LAM has events and a great library where you can do research on various kinks.
LRA Chicago: On Chicago’s northside near Wrigleyville. LRA has scheduled events, including a regular open house for newcomers.
Chicago Polyamory and Consensual Non-Monogamy Events
The following events are not swinger or play parties, or pick-up events. They are geared toward providing more information for people interested in open relationships who want to meet others socially and/or get support.
Chicago Poly Newbie Workshop: Saturdays ongoing in Rogers Park. 11am-2pm. See www.meetup.com under Chicago Polyamory Meetup Group.
Mentioned on the Show
Beguiled: Chicago Erotic Hypnosis conference (yearly)