Frequently Asked Questions

GD2 welcomes questions of all kinds. If you do not find an answer to your question in our FAQ, please contact us.

 


 

GENERAL FAQ’s

When is GD2 open?

The club is open to members and their guests every Friday and Saturday night from 8:00 PM until 3:00 AM and every Sunday night from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM.

GD2 also hosts a number of free social and educational events that are open to non-members, typically on weekend afternoons and evenings. Please check our calendar for information about specific events.

Are there age restrictions at GD2?

Everyone who enters GD2 must be at least 18 years of age with a valid, government issued photo ID.

GD2 has no upper age limit. We have members from age 18 to 88, and we welcome all adults, regardless of age.

What about TNGC events? Don’t they have an age limit?

Chicago-based  TNGC, which is a group specifically for people 18-35 and their partners, hosts a once a month educational event at GD2 that is open only to people 18-35 and their partners.

All other events at GD2 are open to everyone 18+, including the bimonthly party at GD2 hosted by TNGC.

Do I need an ID to enter GD2?

Yes, everyone who enters GD2 is required to show a valid, government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, state ID card, or passport.

May I take pictures, video or record audio at the club?

No. Photographs and recording of any kind are prohibited without express permission of and direct supervision by GD2 staff.

Anyone who violates our photography/recording policy will have their recording devices confiscated and will be removed from the club immediately.

We also pursue legal action against anyone using any media to violate our confidentiality agreement.

May I use a cell phone, smart watch, etc. at the club?

Use of cell phones, smart watches, and similar devices of any kind — including something as simple as checking to see whether you have received a text message — is prohibited except in the designated cell phone area.

Cell phones, smart watches, and similar devices must be in your pocket or in your bag at all times unless you are in the designated cell phone area. When not in use, all cell phones, smart watches, and similar devices are required to be turned off or set to silent.

Do I need to be a member to come to GD2?

The answer depends on the type of event you would like to attend.

Non-member events
You do NOT need to be a member to attend GD2’s free educational and social events. However, we ask that everyone who attends non-member events RSVP. Non-members are also required to complete our Entrance Agreement.

Members-only events
To attend a members-only party, you must be a member or the invited guest of a member. There are no exceptions.

All events at which play is permitted are private and members-only by legal and regulatory necessity and to provide important privacy and legal protections for attendees and GD2.

Can I attend GD2 as a guest of the club?

No. For GD2 to remain legal and to provide important legal and privacy protections to attendees, all guests must be invited by individual members and may not attend as guests of the club at large.

FAQ’S FROM NEWCOMERS

What do I wear?

We recommend wearing something that makes you feel attractive, confident and comfortable so that you can focus on just being yourself.

Non-member events
At non-member events, attire must be street legal. Some people dress to impress, others go casual and comfortable or dress in understated fetish wear.

Members-only events
At members only events, attire must be street legal until you enter GD2. Once you enter GD2, you can wear anything — and as much or as little — as you like.

What is expected of me?

Other than abiding by GD2’s policies, all that is expected of people who come to GD2 is that they be open-minded and considerate and respectful toward others.

You are never expected to participate in anything other than what you choose to participate in.

I’m new and very nervous about going to a club where I won’t know anyone. What should I do?

First, take a deep breath. Everyone is nervous when they are new, and it is completely normal.

When you arrive, let a staff member or a few of our members know. We will be happy to introduce you to people and do everything we can to put you at ease.

Everyone has been new and nervous at some point, and our staff and members pride ourselves on being friendly and welcoming.

Is it OK to come alone?

Yes, and many people do. GD2 is a great place to meet people, so the more you come to the club the more people you’ll meet. Before you know it, you’ll be eager to get to the club to see familiar faces and spend time with friends.

Can I bring friends?

Yes! We love when people share GD2 with friends.

If you want to bring friends to a non-member event, just have them RSVP.

If you want to bring friends to a members-only event, you must have a Regular or Platinum membership. If you are a Regular member and do not have any guest passes remaining you can upgrade to Platinum membership for the month to bring more guests.

 

MEMBERSHIP FAQ’s

Can I become a member when I arrive and stay for the night?

No. For legal and regulatory reasons, we are prohibited from processing memberships at the door for immediate approval. So plan ahead, join up, and don’t miss all the fun!

All applications for membership must be received by the 11:59 p.m. on Thursday in order for membership to be active in time for the weekend.

For more information about membership, please visit our membership page.

 How will I know you have received and processed my application?

When you submit an online application you will receive a notice on your screen that your application has been received. Applications submitted online are processed and then confirmed by email, typically the same day.

If you submitted an application and have not received a confirmation email within 12 hours, please check your spam folder first, and then let us know as soon as possible.

What is included in my confirmation email? 

Your confirmation email includes your membership number, GD2’s address, and all the information you need to visit GD2 as a member for the first time.

The email also provides links to our membership manual and GD2’s policies, which contain important information about GD2, such as the privileges of membership, basic etiquette and rules, and guidelines for confidentiality and safety.

If you do not receive confirmation of your membership the same day, please contact us after checking your spam folder.

Once I am a member, do I need to bring my ID?

Yes. Everyone who enters GD2 is required to present a valid, government issued photo ID, such as a state ID, driver’s license, or passport.

Once I am a member, do I need to bring my membership card?

Yes, members are required to present your membership card for entrance. You will receive your membership card on your first visit to the club after showing a valid, government issued photo ID.

If I am a member, can I bring a guest with me to a members only event?

The answer depends on the type of membership you have. You can find detailed information about membership  on our membership page and about bringing guests in our guest policy

To summarize:.

Trial members are not permitted to bring guests to GD2.

Regular members may bring 2 guests per month at  $10 per guest.

Platinum members may bring 1 guest at no charge on every visit to GD2 and up to 6 additional guests per month.

Why are members limited to a certain number of guests?

Members are only able to bring a limited number of guests so that GD2 complies with the law. Any member bringing more than a handful of guests would put GD2’s legal status in jeopardy and put attendees at legal risk.

Are there any hidden or additional charges I must pay when I attend?

No. Membership dues (including guest fees) are billed monthly and are the only charges for attending GD2. There are no other charges — no entrance fees, cover charges, charges for food and beverages, etc.

Do I have to sign up for 3 months / 6 months / 12 months at a time?

No. Our members remain members of GD2 because they want to, not because they have to.

GD2 memberships are on a month to month basis. There is no requirement to maintain a membership for any specified length of time.

What is the deadline for paying my membership dues?

Membership dues must be received by the first day of the month. If payment has not been received before the first day of the billing cycle, membership privileges are suspended until payment is received, and after 7 days membership is terminated for non-payment of dues.

If I am already a member, can I just pay my membership dues at the club?

Yes, but when paying at the club, membership dues must always be paid in advance.

How do I cancel my membership?

Membership may be canceled at any time by contacting us with your full name and membership number and saying when you would like to cancel. Notice of cancellation is effective upon receipt, and your cancellation will be confirmed via email.

Please note that when a former Regular or a Platinum member re-joins GD2, there is a reinstatement fee of $50.

Why is there a $50 reinstatement fee for re-joining GD2?

When a former Regular or Platinum member re-joins GD2, a $50 reinstatement fee is assessed as a regulatory compliance measure to ensure that GD2 maintains its status as a genuinely private, members-only, nonprofit club, each which is essential for keeping GD2 a safe and secure place for you, our attendees, and our communities.