CUFSmaine Mission Statement

To assure people that they are not alone in their desires.

        Despite sexual differences from others, practitioners of BDSM and Alternative Lifestyles are healthy adults who lead fulfilling lives.  Interest in BDSM or other Alternative Lifestyle is healthy, normal, hardwired behavior, not a choice or an option.  People who practice BDSM often feel like they are the "only one," and feel completely isolated.  CUFSmaine exists to offer them support, social contact, friendship, education, and a sense of self-worth.


To unify and support all Safe, Sane, and Consensual BDSM, Fetish, and Alternative Lifestyle communities in the state of Maine

        Only through understanding and tolerance can we all exist together.  Only through support, can we feel a sense of belonging and accomplishment.  CUFSmaine is working towards acceptance of and unity between all of the Safe, Sane, and Consensual Alternative Lifestyle communities here in Maine, including the GLBiTQ communities.


To strive for acceptance of BDSM  and Alternative Lifestyles by the legal, medical, and social service communities through education and outreach

        It is our hope that through classes, discussions, and literature, we will be able to teach hospital personnel, police departments, social service organizations, etc. the difference between consensual BDSM activities and non-consensual criminal activity.  Our early efforts have been promising.  Our work continues in this area.


To promote and educate members about Safe, Sane, and Consensual activities and the meaning of the SSC creed.

        CUFSmaine is dedicated to continuing BDSM education and increasing awareness of Safe, Sane, and Consensual activities, not just in Maine, but in New England as well.  The SSC creed is our way of life.  Safe, Sane, and Consensual are our rules and our guidelines, established to ensure the safety and well-being of BDSM and Alternative Lifestyle practitioners.  BDSM does NOT exist without the SSC creed.  If it is NOT safe, sane, or consensual, it is abuse.


        CUFSmaine does NOT endorse or tolerate any activities that are NON-Consensual.  These include harassment, rape, partner abuse (physical and emotional), stalking, assault, kidnapping, intimidation, detaining someone against their will, pedophilia, necrophilia, and zoophilia.

We take a VERY tough stand on these issues!

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  Page Updated 08/27/05


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