A play party is a social event in which attendees engage in BDSM. The place that can be either public or private, and at which BDSM play/scenes are allowed. It is common for the place to be called or referred to as a dungeon. Each venue will have their own rules which are followed by all attending. No one is obligated to play at play parties, and in fact, the majority of people are usually there to watch and socialize and hang with fellow pervs in a more or less relaxed atmosphere.