Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many men attend the Romp?
A: The number guests has ranged from 70 to 150 men. Recently the average is about 125, including more than a dozen volunteers. Venue capacity is 200, requiring about 30 volunteers.

Q: Where is Romp usually held?
A: Capitol Hill area of Seattle, Washington.

Q: What's this "mini" Romp all about?
A: Our "mini" event hosts 50-75 men is held in a more intimate venue, in one room rather than two, in Pioneer Square. A mini Romp requires fewer volunteers.

Q: What ages of men attend the Romp?
A: The men who attend range in age from 18 to 70+ years old. Our last survey revealed that 75% are 35-54, with 15% 18-34, and 10% 55+.

Q: Why must I RSVP?
A: The RSVP process allows us to know how many men will attend so we can have adequate water and refreshments available. An email "RSVP confirmation" and a reminder will be sent. These include many event details and directions.

Q: Do I have to get naked?
A: Yes, but please read on. Being naked is what Romp is all about. You may be naturally shy or nervous or excited. We hope you'll realize that most everyone at Romp was nervous at first. Some attend in creative undress (wearing a fun hat, boa, mask or body paint. Being naked usually soon becomes quite comfortable. Please know you are welcome just as you are.

Q: Do I get undressed in my car?
A: No. We provide a secure clothing check area.

Q: Can I wear footwear at the Romp?
A: Yes. Some men prefer to be barefooted, but many wear sox, non-skuff shoes or slippers. You will need to move from the registration / clothes check / social space to the dance space which are two separate rooms. The dance floor is finished wood.

Q: What kind of music is played at the Romp?
A: Our DJs play music to suite our diverse crowd. From the global underground scene, producing unique musical flavors that can’t be found in the average nightclub or bar. Styles include house, a dash of disco, tribal, progressive trance, lounge, trip-hop, nu skook breaks, ambient, drum-n-bass, & acid jazz.

Q: Will my personal belongings be safe?
A: Yes. We have a secure clothing check area that is monitored throughout our event. We do suggest you secure valuables in your car or leave them at home.

Q: Will I get mugged going to and from my car?
A: No. The Romp is held in a safe part of Seattle, but please be aware of your surroundings where ever you journey.

Q: Are there bathrooms?
A: Yes, on both dance and plush levels.

Q: Are there showers?
A: There are no showers available. We do get hot and sweaty while dancing so there is a "Chill space/Social space" available as well as an outside "cool-down" area.

Q: Will there be food and drink at the Romp?
A: Yes, non-alcoholic beverages and light refreshments will be served.

Q: Is sex allowed?
A: No. It is strictly forbidden.

Q: Is alcohol or drugs or smoking allowed?
A: No. These are strictly forbidden within the venue, and so smokers would have to get dressed and leave the building.

Q: What if I get an erection?
A: That does sometimes happen at the Romp. It will be OK. Be playful and examine the connection between erection and what comes to mind next. We are celebrating the male body and that is part of what happens to the male body.

Q: I am trans-gendered. Am I allowed to attend?
A: Yes, if you are post-operative and possess legal identification that verifies that you are a male. (This answer and the conditions mentioned are under discussion, so please email us if this is your question.)

Q: Are women allowed?
A: No.

Q: I am too young / too skinny / too old / too fat. Will I fit in at Romp?
A: Yes.

Q: My penis is too small / big or (un) circumcised. Will people make fun of me?
A: No.

Q: I have a surgical scar on my belly. Will people make fun of me?
A: No.

Q: I wear eye glasses. Will people make fun of me?
A: No.

Q: I wear a leg brace. Will people make fun of me?
A: No.

Q: I have a hearing problem and cannot be near loud music.
A: We provide a quiet area with relaxing quiet music so that our guests may comfortably visit.

Q: I can’t stand being around young people. Do I have to put up with them?
A: Yes.

Q: I can’t stand being around older people. Do I have to put up with them?
A: Yes.

Q: Is this a religious cult?
A: No.

Q: Are we going to be raided by the police?
A: No. We avoid this problem because we are a private party that is
held on private property. Our Romp guests contact us for party information.