The BDSM scene in Finland is rather small by global standards. Most mainstream media remain ignorant of it, or only publish short, superficial articles. Most of the larger cities, such as Helsinki, Turku, Tampere, Laht and Jyväskylä, have at least one local BDSM organisation. The organisations are free for all men and women over 18 years to join, without any specific "kinky test" or initiation rites. They organise events roughly once a month or once every two months, both public events and events open only to members. The Internet forum Tuntematon Maa acts as a country-wide Internet meeting place of BDSM-interested Finns.