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Sep
26
7:30 PM19:30

LDG Presents: Reasonable Pup Play with PupBoss

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This workshop focuses on finding reasonable ways to engage in human pup play and not be an idiot. Covering the field of fun from first encounters to the nuts and bolts of activity, and how to deal with some issues that can occur. Anyone (18+) is welcome to attend, whether you are into human pup or just curious, it is a chance to hear how it is handled "aussie" style. It is a chance to see a nuanced approach to the fetish and its place in BDSM. No matter how you identify your role, there is something for you in this workshop. The presentation style is focused on enabling attendees to do practical things and leave better able to engage in human pup play or with human pups. That's the goal! 

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PupBoss is a leading figure in the fetish of Human Pup Play, having created one of the first openly known Packs - Sirius Pup. He has been training human pups for almost two decades now. Human Pup Play has been his passion, and PupBoss has had the opportunity to teach in USA, Europe, Asia, and of course his regular events in Australia. The Sirius Pup training focuses on practical and evidence based behaviour, with the pleasure being had in a framework of ethics and purpose. All his workshops strive to have attendees leave with at least one new skill under their belt. 

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Aug
5
3:00 PM15:00

LDG Presents: SF Eagle Beerbust (Fetish Fair 2018)

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LDG Beer Bust Fundraiser. Come enjoy our annual Beer Bust with jello shots, food and the sexy men of LDG & YLDG. This is a fundraiser for SF Leathermen's Discussion Group. Plan to end your Fetish Fair Weekend with this great event. See you on the patio of the SF Eagle!

If you want to volunteer to help, please sign up at: https://www.volunteersignup.org/M3TWR

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Aug
4
to Sep 4

LDG Presents: Fetish Fair 2018

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Come to The SF Catalyst Dungeon to learn about your favorite kinks at the LDG Fetish Fair. Space opens at 3:00pm with Education Samplers starting at 3:30pm. There will be 4 rounds of Education Samplers (3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm & 8:00pm) where you will have engaged, hands-on education from your favorite kinksters. This is a time to learn about your favorite kink and get tips, tricks and some instructed practice with men that have been enjoying their kink for years.

Fetish Fair is open to adults of all genders and orientations. 

If you want to volunteer to help, please sign up at: https://www.volunteersignup.org/B9TEB

After the LDG Fetish Fair, kinksters who identify as men are are encouraged to stay for the Fetish Fair After Party, hosted by Gearup Men's Weekend.

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Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

LDG Presents: Whips in the Park (Fetish Fair Weekend 2018)

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Enjoy our annual tradition of "Circus Training" in Duboce Park during LDG's Fetish Fair Weekend. Bring your whips of any size. This is a fun, casual, whip skills peer to peer setup. We will provide some targets (no hitting people in a public park please!) and we usually make up games along the way. 

We meet up on the “top” half of the park, on the lawn below the rec center, or sometimes on the hill overlooking the pup run. Bring coffee or a picnic, or something to share and a blanket or tarp to sit on. We’ll have a tarp to toss bags and coats on (its often damp), but space may run low.

Watch our facebook event for pics/videos/location updates etc.

 

 

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Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

LDG Presents: The Art of Fisting

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You reach up and grasp the chains, shocked by how cold they are compared to the heat of your body. You look down between your legs into his eyes to see his look of intensity and wonder. “You’re such a good boy. Give me more.” he rumbles, the growl making you vibrate in your core, and you know you will. The pushing and pulling and sliding and delicious itching sensations overwhelm your entire body with need. You’re scared of that unbearable stretch and feeling of fullness, but so hungry for so much more. “Breathe with me.” he urges, as the hot tide takes on an unstoppable rhythm, coming and going, ebbing and flowing more each time… and then it goes right over the edge and your entire body explodes in fireworks. For a moment your world is just a subsonic thumping of a bass drum. As tunnel vision fades, you realize that growing thump is your own pulse hammering into his wrist and up his arm in an intimate conversation between your body and the man who now controls you with animal sensations...

Kick your Dore Alley weekend off early with us Wednesday July 25th at the SF Catalyst play space on Folsom Street.

Fisting superstar/Raven's Porn Award winner HungerFF and newcomer Logan Hawk are going to take it like the champion pigs they are for your viewing pleasure. No commentary, no instructions, just hot handball action. Once they've wiped down, we'll have a little fireside chat to find out how they developed the ability to take an arm so deep, and the burgeoning community of very out and proud fist fuckers assisted by social media. 

There will be no live stream for this show for obvious reasons. We look forward to seeing you at SF Catalyst (1160 Folsom St.)

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HungerFF

Our first guest, presenter, and legendary powerbottom of the evening is HungerFF.

Originally from Detroit, MI, HungerFF began his career in the adult industry as Raging Stallion’s youngest exclusive, RJ Danvers. After nearly a decade out of the industry, he made his return on xTube as HungerFF, racking up nearly 3 million views on his videos in his first year back. His channel caught the attention of Dark Alley Media’s Matthias Von Fistenberg, who approached him about working together on a new venture with the company, the upcoming fisting site, Fist Alley. Together with Von Fistenberg, HungerFF is headlining the new site as the first exclusive model. At just 29 years old, HungerFF has one of the deepest, widest holes on the internet. He updates new content regularly on Twitter and other social media sites. In addition to fisting, his other interests include comic books, weight lifting, video games and his pit bull, Emma (named after Emma Frost of the X-Men).

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Logan Hawk has been involved with the leather and kink communities in a variety of capacities over the years. Originally from the East Coast, Logan is now a San Francisco resident and enjoys being on the receiving end of a wide range of play fetishes. He looks forward to his first public demo with LDG and is excited to share his experiences, meet new friends, and learn more.

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Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

LDG Presents: The Reality Behind Kinky Porn

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Join Paul Johnson (aka Paul Wilde) for a firsthand look inside the gay porn industry and its ever-changing relationship to kink. We’ll explore what goes on behind the camera, the fantasy of what we see in porn versus the reality of what we do in the playroom, and common misconceptions kinky porn creates.  We’ll even examine how kinky porn is evolving from a commercial product into an authentic expression of an individual’s sexuality while Paul offers tips on how to improve your own videos.

Biography

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Paul Johnson (aka Paul Wilde) is a BDSM educator, mentor, embodiment coach, and longtime kinkster based in San Francisco. He joined Titan Media in 2006 as an assistant and eventually became Production Manager directing more than 65 movies including Titan’s “Rough” series. Paul is involved with the LDG Mentoring Program, The 15 Association, SF Ring, Easton Mountain, and Body Electric. He believes kinky play inspires us to be present, be deeply intimate with our partners, explore our primal sexual energies, and to have a whole lot of fun.

 

 Dirk Caber

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Dirk Caber has a strong pedigree both in the leather and kink communities, beginning in NYC as a volunteer for the Folsom Street East Festival. He sleeps in a bondage bed he built himself and is an extremely skilled and mischievous player. Dirk ventured into gay porn around the beginning of this decade and since then has become one of its biggest and most enduring stars. As well as being one of the minority of performers in extremely kinky porn who actually enjoys it. Not just a pretty face, he’s also an accomplished composer, a renowned tuba player, as well as being an all round smartypants, charming, witty and quite lovely to boot. With boots on.

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May
23
7:30 PM19:30

Mind Fucks, with Frank Strona & Blade Bannon

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Mind Fucks, with Frank Strona & Blade Bannon

Join the Bay Area’s own Blade Bannon and Frank Strona for an evening of stories, tips and maybe some not so comfortable moments of “squirm in your seat” anticipation as they bring to life an evening of Mind Fuck; the best tool in a players toy box.

Both long time sex and fetish players, Frank and Blade share a passion for blending the way a person perceives, assumes and believes as a component to adding some extra excitement to play. During the evening both will share some examples of how they capitalized on the power of the mind to enhance the sexual momentum during a scene. As an added bonus, to make more interactive, they are inviting you to bring a small non sexual prop and they will facilitate a game of “Spontaneous Mind Fuck” by using selected props and how they (and others might use them) to bump up the tension in a scene. 

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Frank Strona's vast experience in the BDSM and leather realm coupled with his public health, new media technologies and education backgrounds offers a unique skill set and background few other kinksters likely possess. Frank's tireless efforts include being a widely published writer as well as a much sought after international BDSM and health educator, trainer and mentor. Frank is deeply committed to improving sexual expression in all forms and he leverages his professional and education backgrounds along with his extensive experience as a leatherman to provide a rich and safe experience for people to grow and engage in life as an engaged participant.

Frank Strona represents the best we can hope for our community; a voice for diversity, acceptance and health who understands the assets that being at the table as an out gay leatherman has and how to leverage that power to make change. A long-time local Bay Area sexual health specialist, Frank’s been in active pursuit to improve, educate and promote gay/bi/trans men's health and sex that incorporates more than the classic “cultural competencies.” Instead, Frank reenforces that “we” in the leather/kink community have to be part of not only the developing of our health responses – we have to be part of the delivery agents as well.

Frank specializes in customized themes dealing with the unique dialogues that gay men often have, especially in today’s growing internet-based meeting pool;  with casual sex and BDSM relationships, theory, and techniques to men and women one-on-one, in couples, and in groups, shedding light on topics like intimacy, breaking taboos and fear, boundaries, communication, fetishes, dating, sex parties, and bridging the monogamy/nonmonogamy debate. He has hosted, developed and presented workshops on a wide range of topics including Sexual Health prevention, understanding the pleasure of sex between men, BDSM/Fetish Burnout, and Substance Use and Recovery to more creative themed presentations including Anal play, Watersports, Body Modification and Scarification.

Frank has been working around sex issues both in print and in person for almost 30 ears. Specializing in groups often overlooked by mainstream and federally funded programs, he aims at education and growth for all, regardless of how one likes sex. Frank's past achievements include stints as a columnist and blogger for www.Daddyhunt.com, Frontiers, Bear Party and Instigator Magazines; Coordinating Editor for Boston's Gay Community News; former Associate Publisher for Bear and Powerplay magazines; former Director of Marketing for Drummer Magazine and Desmodus Publications; and as a Sex Educator for the Harvey Milk Institute and the Learning Annex.

You can follow Frank's professional interests on digital technology, public health and distance-based education via twitter @FVStrona, seek out his coaching and professional side at MentorSF.com  or follow his musings on life outside of work on BiteTheRoad.com.  

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Blade Bannon has served in the Leather community for more than three decades. He’s held multiple titles as a representative of the leather, BD/SM, kink, community.  Some of which include Bum Steer Leather Boy 1991, Mr. Charlie’s Leather 1993 and Southwest Mr. Drummer 1993.  He has given educational workshops on BD/MS, kink and fetish topics as well as being a published author in this field.  Over the years, he has served his community in many roles which include the offices of Secretary, Vice President and President of the Universal Brotherhood of the Leather Lords in Phoenix, AZ, VIDA, Body Positive, Meals on wheels and Magnet.  He has donated his photography and money to many charity and health organizations. Blade is currently serving as an active member of the LDG board as Volunteer Coordinator as well as an active member of the LDG Mentoring Program.

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Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

LDG Presents: A Conversation with ONYX Northwest

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After a brief cameo appearance a few months ago, we are delighted to welcome back to LDG, LaGuan Kink-Lea the President of the ONYX Northwest, to tell us more about the past, present and future of ONYX in San Francisco. We'll also reflect on his challenges and successes so far leading a chapter of ONYX in a country that showed inspiring progress towards racial equality with its first Black president, but has since revealed enduring racial prejudice with disturbingly deep roots.

Since 1995, ONYX has been providing a welcome and support for Men Of Color who are interested in participating in the Leather lifestyle and community. We’ll talk about how the whole Leather community can support and celebrate the inclusion of Men Of Color, and we’ll consider the question, is it ok to fetishize race?

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Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Wrestling

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The hot, sweaty, visceral battle for dominance or an inexorable submission to physical power.

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Some prefer dominance where a partner is so mentally submissive that no physical restraint is necessary, while some prefer dominance that is physically enforced. Others just love to pretend they are the physical 'winner' or 'loser'.

This evening we’re talking to gay wrestlers about their experiences of domination and submission, where sometimes it is obvious from the start who is going to be the dominant, sometimes it is unclear and sometimes it is an entirely choreographed role play that doesn’t necessarily reflect what would happen if it was a true fight to win.

We’ll talk about the sub / Dom dynamics in wrestling, the degree to which pain plays a part of the fun, how much the physical exertion is part of the satisfaction, and where to begin if you’re nursing an unfulfilled urge to throw down with someone.

 

BIOS

 

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Damian

Damian grew up watching pro-wrestling and for a very long time he didn’t think he was gay, he just thought he liked wrestling. A lot. Since then, over the course of about 30 years, he has explored numerous forms of fetish fighting and is a regular ringleader at the SF Grapplers, San Francisco’s gay wrestling club. Primarily a heel (the dominant one), Damian enjoys pro, submission wrestling and most forms of physical domination, although he doesn’t have the patience for complicated ropework.

 

 

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CJ

Damian’s boy, CJ, has been wrestling for about 20 years. Primarily a jobber (the submissive one), he joins us fresh from the Impact Wrestling live Pro Wrestling event in Newark (where he was in the audience, not the ring) to demonstrate the moves you might want to try at home, or at the SF Grapplers.

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Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Be The Party That You Wish To See In The world

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Just about every leatherman can think of a leather bar or night that they used to love going to and now miss. Far fewer of us can say we did more than sit around moaning about the lost treasures of our scene, we got up and did something. This evening’s guests can do that.

This evening we’ll be chatting with the producers and promoters behind three new and extremely well received leather / kinky parties in San Francisco: Toolbox/Febe’s, Alpha/Beta, and Friendly Fire. We’ll be asking the producers about their experiences, from their inspiration to throw a party to the end result. We already know that none of them did it alone, so we hope you’ll learn how you can constructively participate in the organisation of parties like theirs, either by running the show or helping in some way, so that the particular kind of kinky party you wish someone would throw in San Francisco, is more likely to happen and be successful. 

Gage Lennox

Gage is a force of nature, a determined young man with a plan, who isn’t waiting around for anyone to tell him it can’t be done. Having made a name for himself in fisting porn, the next thing to do was to unite the fist pigs of the world in a fresh new party called ‘Friendly Fire’, launched in San Francisco over Up Your Alley weekend 2017. There he made an old concept new again, by inviting kinksters to a party over a leather high holiday and allowing, indeed encouraging them to both dance and play.

In February he hosts a spin-off party called Woodwork, which aims to appeal to a broader spectrum of players than just fist pigs, where again, the invitation is to dance and play. At the same time if that’s what you want to do.

Other Bios To Come
 

 

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Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

Chastity for 🍆 and 🏀🎱, with Handler Rice

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Chastity - the ultimate surrender?  The ultimate torment?  A paradoxically erotic thrill ride? Whatever it means to you, the number of people asking about chastity prove one thing: more people are openly curious about it right now than anything else.

This session will explore the urges that drive us to both short and long term chastity, the psychology of chastity devices and self-enforcement, what's in it for a key-holder, what the first 24 hours might feel like, and of course some terribly wonderful ways to have fun while someone is locked up.  

Rice

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Handler Rice (our moderator) has been playing with kink since 2001, although his interest extends back to re-runs of the live action Batman & Robin.  His fascination with chastity began when he first realized that chastity devices existed, and he owns a modest collection of six chastity devices.  

A librarian by day, Rice is a firm believer in lifelong learning. 

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Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Party

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This is the time of year when we appreciate YOU, our super volunteers. If you love LDG, then head on over and hang out with us. This year, we promise to make it quick: We will recognize the amazing people who have stepped up big time to keep things running smoothly, then get out of the way so you can hang out and have some tasty nibbles.

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Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

Real talk about kinky guys, depression, and suicide

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The holidays can be one of the darkest times of year, and we don't like to talk about it while others are celebrating, as we witness their chosen families revel in their traditions and the love of their partners. Free floating anxiety, an overwhelming sense of dread, hopelessness over financial crises, the state of politics in our country, intense feelings, or loss of feelings, feeling forever on the outside, getting older, body shame, invisible disabilities, chronic pain... Some of these? All of these? Something else?

These feelings isolate us. We don't want to bring our friends down. Nobody on facebook has these problems. Its just us, and its shameful. Maybe we don't yet have a support network and don't know where to turn.

Depression—and suicide—in the men’s community has its own stigma. How do we handle all of this when we're in a D/s relationship? How do you ask your submissive for help when "that's not how this is supposed to work?" How do you help your Dom and respect your power dynamic when he is in crisis? How does the unbreakable slave tell his Master he is incapable of offering service? 

We want to talk openly about recognizing these feelings in ourselves, and making it safe and normal to talk about it so that we can find ways to get ourselves help and offer help to each other when appropriate.

Join LDG’s Richard Sprott as he talks with  trusted colleagues and experts for a few hours in December 6th at Mr S Studio (above the store). Please bring your questions. Please reach out to friends who have been isolating and may benefit from some brotherhood, real talk, resources, and light refreshments.

The panelists have asked that attendees send over questions so that they can help facilitate a more meaningful discussion. Enter them below. They will be sent anonymously.

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RICHARD SPROTT, PhD, is a developmental psychologist and researcher.  He has taught many many classes on psychopathology, psychopharmacology, mental health, and has intimately researched the kink community over the past 12 years.  He also runs the LDG Mentoring Program, and he is the research director for The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance (TASHRA) which completed the first ever national kink health survey in 2016.

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CARLOS H. MORALES is a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing in San Francisco in private practice and at Kaiser Permanente since 2007. He started my internship in the early 2000’s at the LGBT Center in San Diego, since then his passion has been working in the LGBT and kink communities. His passion developed in great part from a negative experience in his early 20’s with a mental health provider who stigmatized and belittled his kink proclivities. Through education, internship and post license clinical work it’s become crystal clear to him the need for clinical/ therapeutic safe spaces free of judgment for our community members. For more information about his practice you can search his website at www.moralespsychservices.com.

CAL DOMINGUE, LMFT, has a private practice in San Francisco & has worked with clients in the LGBTQ, kink, poly, and leather communities for almost 20 years. He is a member of Kink Aware Professionals; a past president and webmaster of Gaylesta (LGBTQ-friendly therapists), & a member of Bay Area Open Minds (therapists who specialize in all expressions of sexuality and gender). He also recently joined the faculty of http://KinkKnowledgeable.com (an online training program designed to help therapists develop expertise in working with kinky/leather clients). Cal has attended LDG for several years and is an associate member of The 15 Association. He is one of the support advisors for the LDG mentoring program and has participated in several previous LDG programs. He is polyamorous,  living with his vanilla partner of 29 years & proudly serving his Sir of almost 3 years, who was a member of the original LDG Steering Committee. You can contact Cal at cal@caltherapy.org, and visit his website at http://caltherapy.org.

ANNA RANDALL, MSW, DHS, MPH is TASHRA's Executive Director. She is a clinical sexologist and sex therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Anna has over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors of health and sexuality and career focus is on the nexus of healthcare and sexual health. She lectures nationally to both professionals and consumers on the special mental health needs of sexual minorities and research focuses on relational power dynamics, self actualization and attachment. Her busy therapy practices in SF and Silicon Valley exemplify the vast interests and personalities of the kink community. http://www.drannarandall.com/

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Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

Learn Kinky Sign Language & More About Disabilities to Help Get You Laid (Nov 15 @ LGBT Center)

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PLEASE NOTE DATE AND LOCATION! Join us for an evening with Daniel Sonnenfeld as he shares insights about playing with folks who are Deaf, blind, or have other disabilities. More than a quarter of the population has a disability of some kind, and some of them are kinky as fuck. Bring your experiences and questions, as well as a readiness to learn a little American Sign Language that you can use when cruising or communicating with a Deaf person about playing.

The range of issues we could cover under this topic heading is so vast that we can only scratch the surface in the time we have, and the emphasis of this meeting, drawing on the expertise of our guest speaker, will be on the experience of cruising and playing with Deaf guys. However, please bring whatever questions or experience you have that can help educate us all about the fun we could be having if we understood more about kinky men with disabilities.

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Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Explore Your Kinks: LDG Mentoring Program with Richard Sprott

Do you desire to dive in and really discover and explore your kink sexuality?  Do you hunger to make a connection, in a community that sometimes feels guarded or distant or mysterious?  Mentoring has been the primary way that men have made their way into the leather community.  That one-on-one ongoing conversation with someone who is well connected and knowledgeable is invaluable in making your kinky fantasies, dreams and desires more realized.

LDG started a formal mentoring program in 2012, and since then, dozens of men have both mentored others, and received mentoring.  This presentation will discuss the history of the LDG Mentoring Program, putting a spotlight on the highs and lows, and using this as a way to discuss the larger issues facing a person on their kink journey.  Mentors and mentees from the recently finished mentoring cycle will share their perspectives and stories, and we will discuss some upcoming changes and improvements to the LDG Mentoring program coming in 2018.

 

Bio

Richard Sprott entered the San Francisco leather scene in 1990, and after a few years joined the Defenders/SF. That led to involvement in the Leathermen’s Discussion Group, serving on the Board between 1999 until 2006; serving on the organizing committee of the SF Leather/Levi Weekend since its inception in 2001 until 2006; and being chosen as SF Leather Daddy XXIII in 2005. In 2009, he was chosen as Mr. Alameda County Leather 2009, a title produced by the Alameda County Leather Corps. 

In all of these capacities, he has organized major events, including “runs” with the Defenders/SF and LLW that had up to 225 people attending, and being one of the co-chairs for the local organizing committee for the Leather Leadership Conference in 2008, which had 340 people attending. 

He is also serving currently as the Executive Director of CARAS (the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities), a nonprofit corporation designed to promote scientific and scholarly research on BDSM sexuality, polyamory and other forms of negotiated non-monogamy. 

Richard has a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from UC Berkeley. He has a wonderful leather family supporting him: his husband Dave, his pup Spunky, his dog Chomper, his slave eric, his slave lyle and his slave jason.

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Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Breath Play with Mark Frazier (3rd Wednesday of the Month, not the 4th

Breath play is obviously one of the most potentially dangerous SM activities, requiring responsibility, trust and scrupulous safety practices. Practitioners describe breath play as sensual, euphoric, and erotic. We will explore techniques, methods and safety, and will conclude with a question/answer session and hands-on play.

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Mark Frazier has been involved in the Leather and Kink Lifestyle for almost 30 years and is passionate about and sharing community history and experiences.  

Mark has had the privilege of owning several leather and gay nightclubs, being a Leather Titleholder,  holding board positions and memberships on numerous, prominent local, regional and International organizations.

Through the years Mark has been honored with many local, regional, international and lifetime achievement awards and accolades.

He currently resides in Palm Springs where he is loving it “hot”.

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Aug
18
to Aug 20

Fetish Fair Weekend 2017

  LDG Fetish Fair Cocktails at Powerhouse   Friday, August 18 at 7 PM - 9 PM  Powerhouse - 1347 Folsom St, San Francisco, California 94103   https://www.facebook.com/events/1883178508671157/   Start off the weekend by coming together to celebrate at the Powerhouse. Casual social time to hang out and get to know each other outside of a traditional LDG program. We look forward to seeing you at Powerhouse.

LDG Fetish Fair Cocktails at Powerhouse

Friday, August 18 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Powerhouse - 1347 Folsom St, San Francisco, California 94103

https://www.facebook.com/events/1883178508671157/

Start off the weekend by coming together to celebrate at the Powerhouse. Casual social time to hang out and get to know each other outside of a traditional LDG program. We look forward to seeing you at Powerhouse.

  LDG Whips in the Park   Saturday, August 19 at 11 AM - 2 PM  Duboce Park - Duboce Ave between Scott St and Steiner St, San Francisco, California 94117   https://www.facebook.com/events/856797481135188/   Enjoy our annual tradition of "Circus Training" in Dubuce Park during LDG's Fetish Fair Weekend. Bring your favorite whip and enjoy the time being together learning from each other.

LDG Whips in the Park

Saturday, August 19 at 11 AM - 2 PM

Duboce Park - Duboce Ave between Scott St and Steiner St, San Francisco, California 94117

https://www.facebook.com/events/856797481135188/

Enjoy our annual tradition of "Circus Training" in Dubuce Park during LDG's Fetish Fair Weekend. Bring your favorite whip and enjoy the time being together learning from each other.

  LDG Fetish Fair Kinky Social at Mr. S Leather   Saturday, August 19 at 2 PM - 4 PM  Mr. S Leather - 385 8th St, San Francisco, California 94103   https://www.facebook.com/events/1893508030910864/   Need to get your fix of gear and have a great time doing it? Come to Mr. S to shop for the latest gear, enjoy your favorite kinks and socialize with each other. This is a great way to show our monthly program's host support by visiting the store.

LDG Fetish Fair Kinky Social at Mr. S Leather

Saturday, August 19 at 2 PM - 4 PM

Mr. S Leather - 385 8th St, San Francisco, California 94103

https://www.facebook.com/events/1893508030910864/

Need to get your fix of gear and have a great time doing it? Come to Mr. S to shop for the latest gear, enjoy your favorite kinks and socialize with each other. This is a great way to show our monthly program's host support by visiting the store.

  LDG Fetish Fair Event   Saturday, August 19 at 5:30 PM - 9 PM  SF Catalyst - 1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94102   https://www.facebook.com/events/121407505153528/   Come to The SF Catalyst Play Space to learn about your favorite kinks at the LDG Fetish Fair. Space opens at 5:30pm with Education Samplers starting at 6:00pm. There will be 3 rounds of Education Samplers (6:00pm, 7:00pm & 8:00pm) where you will have engaged, hands-on education from your favorite kinksters. This is a time to learn about your favorite kink and get tips, tricks and some instructed practice with men that have been enjoying their kink for years.  After the LDG Fetish Fair, stay to enjoy the Gear Up Play Party.  Sign Up Sheets and Details will go out in the LDG Newsletter and then be posted in the event site and online. To receive our Newsletter, go to www.sfldg.org/mail to sign up.

LDG Fetish Fair Event

Saturday, August 19 at 5:30 PM - 9 PM

SF Catalyst - 1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94102

https://www.facebook.com/events/121407505153528/

Come to The SF Catalyst Play Space to learn about your favorite kinks at the LDG Fetish Fair. Space opens at 5:30pm with Education Samplers starting at 6:00pm. There will be 3 rounds of Education Samplers (6:00pm, 7:00pm & 8:00pm) where you will have engaged, hands-on education from your favorite kinksters. This is a time to learn about your favorite kink and get tips, tricks and some instructed practice with men that have been enjoying their kink for years.

After the LDG Fetish Fair, stay to enjoy the Gear Up Play Party.

Sign Up Sheets and Details will go out in the LDG Newsletter and then be posted in the event site and online. To receive our Newsletter, go to www.sfldg.org/mail to sign up.

  Gearup Weekend and LDG Fetish Fair Play Party   Saturday, August 19 at 9:30 PM - 1 AM  SF Catalyst - 1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94102   https://www.facebook.com/events/160457551179877/   You are invited to one of the hottest, funnest, men-only play parties in San Francisco on Saturday, August 19th, immediately following LDG Fetish Fair. Join the men of Gearup Weekend and SF LDG for a night of kinky fun at SF Catalyst, located at 1060 Folsom Street in San Francisco. The doors will remain open until 1130 PM, with play until 100 am. You must be 18 or over to attend.  Clothing check will be provided by the SOMA Guardians. To volunteer go to  https://www.volunteersignup.org/4PXBF  Entrance fee schedule: General admission $20.00 Military, student (ID required); and play party first timers: $10.00 Volunteers: FREE

Gearup Weekend and LDG Fetish Fair Play Party

Saturday, August 19 at 9:30 PM - 1 AM

SF Catalyst - 1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94102

https://www.facebook.com/events/160457551179877/

You are invited to one of the hottest, funnest, men-only play parties in San Francisco on Saturday, August 19th, immediately following LDG Fetish Fair. Join the men of Gearup Weekend and SF LDG for a night of kinky fun at SF Catalyst, located at 1060 Folsom Street in San Francisco. The doors will remain open until 1130 PM, with play until 100 am. You must be 18 or over to attend.

Clothing check will be provided by the SOMA Guardians.
To volunteer go to https://www.volunteersignup.org/4PXBF
Entrance fee schedule:
General admission $20.00
Military, student (ID required); and play party first timers: $10.00
Volunteers: FREE

  LDG Fetish Fair Meet Up to Eat Up   Sunday, August 20 at 1 PM - 3 PM  The Market - 1355 Market St Suite 100, San Francisco, California 94103   https://www.facebook.com/events/2045113455713422/   Get together before LDG's Beer Bust at the Eagle. Time to come together, grab some food and socialize before heading over to the Eagle at 3:00pm.

LDG Fetish Fair Meet Up to Eat Up

Sunday, August 20 at 1 PM - 3 PM

The Market - 1355 Market St Suite 100, San Francisco, California 94103

https://www.facebook.com/events/2045113455713422/

Get together before LDG's Beer Bust at the Eagle. Time to come together, grab some food and socialize before heading over to the Eagle at 3:00pm.

  LDG Fetish Fair Beer Bust   Sunday, August 20 at 3 PM - 6 PM  SF Eagle - 398 12th St, San Francisco, California 94103   https://www.facebook.com/events/324399494653192/   LDG Beer Bust Fundraiser. Come enjoy our annual Beer Bust with jello shots, food and the sexy men of LDG & YLDG. This is a fundraiser for SF Leathermen's Discussion Group. Plan to end your Fetish Fair Weekend with this great event. See you there!

LDG Fetish Fair Beer Bust

Sunday, August 20 at 3 PM - 6 PM

SF Eagle - 398 12th St, San Francisco, California 94103

https://www.facebook.com/events/324399494653192/

LDG Beer Bust Fundraiser. Come enjoy our annual Beer Bust with jello shots, food and the sexy men of LDG & YLDG. This is a fundraiser for SF Leathermen's Discussion Group. Plan to end your Fetish Fair Weekend with this great event. See you there!

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Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Bondage A-Z

There are so many flavours of it that using the word ‘bondage’ can be a treacherous business. For some it is a means to have kinky sex. For others it is the kinky sex. For some it means delighting in elaborate and even decorative restraints that make others ache with boredom. For the less educated it is inseparable from a whole bag of psychological weirdness and pain, and we could all massively benefit from teaching them that bondage can be mind blowingly fantastic as a primarily sensual experience, without any pain or extreme power play.

In this meeting Kristofer Weston and Jorge Vieto will be assisted by Pup Diesel in giving you demonstrations that take you on a tour of bondage from the simple, sensual, pain free and low budget, to the much more accessorized, physically and psychologically complex. We hope to inspire both bondage virgins and the most experienced of players, and failing that we know you’ll enjoy seeing a super hot naked boy with a large cock make himself vulnerable for your pleasure. We mean education.

 Kristofer Weston is a porn director, Leather Daddy and bondage expert in the San Francisco area. Having directed over 60 porn films and worked for studios like Falcon, COLT, and BoundJocks he knows his way around the adult and kink industry. And even knows more about rope!

Kristofer Weston is a porn director, Leather Daddy and bondage expert in the San Francisco area. Having directed over 60 porn films and worked for studios like Falcon, COLT, and BoundJocks he knows his way around the adult and kink industry. And even knows more about rope!

 A kink player since the age of twenty, Jorge Vieto is an active member of San Francisco’s leather community. Jorge is former fraternal member of The 15 Association and holds the title of San Francisco Leather Daddy’s boy XXII.  He has been a guest speaker, panelist and demonstrator with groups such as Leatherman’s Discussion Group, Leather Alley, Aguilas and San Francisco AIDS Foundation to name a few.  Additionally Jorge has written articles for Instigator Magazine, NALA News, Bear Party Magazine and  Kink-e-zine.com.  He has appeared in documentaries such as “BDSM it’s not what you think”, “Yo, soy lo que soy”, “RITUAL" and "Unsung Heroes"  On a personal level Jorge is also passionate about rope bondage and sharing skills he has learned along the way years from more experienced players.

A kink player since the age of twenty, Jorge Vieto is an active member of San Francisco’s leather community. Jorge is former fraternal member of The 15 Association and holds the title of San Francisco Leather Daddy’s boy XXII.

He has been a guest speaker, panelist and demonstrator with groups such as Leatherman’s Discussion Group, Leather Alley, Aguilas and San Francisco AIDS Foundation to name a few.

Additionally Jorge has written articles for Instigator Magazine, NALA News, Bear Party Magazine and Kink-e-zine.com. He has appeared in documentaries such as “BDSM it’s not what you think”, “Yo, soy lo que soy”, “RITUAL" and "Unsung Heroes"

On a personal level Jorge is also passionate about rope bondage and sharing skills he has learned along the way years from more experienced players.

 Pup Diesel is a Transatlantic puppy. He started experiencing fetish at a Charity Slave Auction in 2008 in the U.K. Since then has worked and volunteered in various fetish clubs and even taught in 4 different countries.  His proudest achievements are, in ascending order, founding, producing and emceeing the first ever puppy competition in the U.K., being told in a pride parade that he had given someone the courage to try pup play and marrying his husband a continent and ocean away.

Pup Diesel is a Transatlantic puppy. He started experiencing fetish at a Charity Slave Auction in 2008 in the U.K. Since then has worked and volunteered in various fetish clubs and even taught in 4 different countries.

His proudest achievements are, in ascending order, founding, producing and emceeing the first ever puppy competition in the U.K., being told in a pride parade that he had given someone the courage to try pup play and marrying his husband a continent and ocean away.

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Jun
28
7:30 PM19:30

First They Came For The Muslims And We Said "Not Today Motherfucker!" with Cleve Jones and Race Bannon

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It is easy to take for granted the freedoms we enjoy, as leathermen and kinksters, here in San Francisco and in a few other places around the world. But our freedom didn’t fall into our laps, it was fought for and won. It can be fought against and lost. While Trump might enjoy the occasional golden shower, he is not one of us. In fact he could take a thousand fists up his ass and he would still be more of a puppet for a lot people who hate us and would dearly like to turn the clock back on both rights and acceptance for everything gay and queer. 

We have resisted many enemies to our culture, but none quite like Trump and those who have put their own agenda before both their party and their country by propping him up. Except for when they did that with Reagan. Oh, and Bush. Still, the point stands, as ludicrous as ‘President Trump’ is, shit got serious on November 8th. While most people seem to agree that we can’t wait for the gay or kinky community to be directly attacked by the current administration before we start resisting, none of us is happy to be in this fight, and many of us are wondering how to go the distance.

Enter the legendary Cleve Jones, with the timely release of a TV series and his book titled ‘When We Rise’ to talk with San Francisco’s very own leather Gandalf, Race Bannon, and inspire us with conversation and stories about the gay community has succeeded in standing up for itself and others.
 

Cleve Jones

Cleve Jones is a human rights activist, lecturer, and author of "When We Rise: My Life in the Movement," which partly inspired the ABC miniseries of the same name. Mentored by LGBTQ pioneer Harvey Milk, Cleve co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, conceived and founded The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, led the 2009 National March for Equality in Washington D.C., and served on the Advisory Board of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which challenged California’s Proposition 8 in the U.S. Supreme Court. Today he works as an organizer for the hospitality workers’ union UNITE HERE.

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Race Bannon

Race Bannon has been an organizer, writer, educator, speaker and activist in the LGBT, leather/kink, polyamory and HIV/STI prevention realms since 1973. He’s authored two books, been published extensively, spoken to hundreds of audiences, created the world's largest kink-friendly psychotherapist and medical referral service, was a leader of The DSM Project that led to a beneficial change in the way psychotherapy views BDSM, founded a groundbreaking alternative sexuality publishing company, been an internet radio sex talk show host, received national and local awards, appeared in numerous documentaries, and currently also writes for the Bay Area Reporter. His blog is www.bannon.com.

 

 

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May
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Joys Of Fresh Meat

There is a conflict between preserving the thrill of belonging an edgy minority, as a leatherman or kinkster, and making your community accessible. Plus there’s something particularly fun about the secret part of belonging to a secret club. But before we take our secret too seriously, let’s remember that the world of kink is a stage, and all the Sirs and boys are merely players, and if we don’t encourage other people to join in and play their part, the stage will get more empty and less interesting.

Of course, surly and intimidating men in leather peering disdainfully at you from under their muir caps can be hot as fuck. But if you’re just scaring people off instead of luring them, in you’ve probably gone too far.

And sure, when you yearn for your kink, often you just want to know your partner can get the job done, and a beginner ain’t gonna cut it. But one of the most fun things you can do in kink is being part of helping someone else discover it. And if you find it hard to find the perfect boy or Daddy, then what are you doing to help new people into the community, to increase the size and diversity of people in the pool?

Normally LDG offers you someone with years of experience to share their story or their expertise. This month we’re hearing from newcomers from the last couple of years, to be reminded how many thrills we can give them on their journeys of discovery, and what a gift their passion can be to us.

Inspiration for newcomers and old timers alike.

WHEN: Wednesday May 24th 7:30-9:30pm (doors open at 7pm)
WHERE: Mr. S Studio
ADDRESS: 385A 8th Street (second floor, accessible by stairs only)
VIDEO: Available on our Facebook Live: http://facebook.com/sfldg/videos. (Be sure to click follow, then select the edit button under the "following" menu to turn on live notifications!)

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Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

Recovery, Risk & Responsibility

 

Kinksters are a bundle of contradictions when it comes to taking risks, setting responsible boundaries, valuing our freedom to explore without judgement and being told what to do. This is particularly true when it comes to our use of all kinds of mind altering substances, and that can make it hard for us to talk about the problems that drug use brings to our kinky sex, and our lives. But with so many in our community who are either in recovery or would probably benefit from being in recovery, the very complex issues of drug use and addiction need to be better understood if we are to give each other the support we need around our play and our drug use, particularly because most experts would agree that improving his or her connectedness to a community is one of the most important elements of an addict’s recovery.

This is an extremely relevant discussion for all of us, whether sober or not, in recovery or not. We’ll kick off with an interview with Luke Adams, author of a forthcoming book called ‘Sobersexual: How to be dirty when you get clean,’ and then we have an amazing panel of people to continue the discussion, speaking from personal experience in recovery, years of scholarship of both kink and addiction, and practice in therapeutic approaches to helping people be filthy, kinky, sober fuckers.

Luke Adams

Luke Adams says that among the many names people call him, "ethical slut" and "Daddy" and "Sir," are three he actually appreciates. Luke provides psychotherapy on issues ranging from our many moods, to sex, to drugs, to our relationships. He has published considerably in community and professional media on: biomedical HIV prevention (one [http://www.ebar.com/columns/column.php?sec=guest_op&article=347]
two http://ebar.com/openforum/opforum.php?sec=guest_op&id=491), sex that is hot, healthy, and kinky https://youtu.be/fRJ0Pff61SQ; delinking drugs and sex http://ebar.com/columns/column.php?sec=guest_op&article=400; how the unsubstantiated notions of "sex or porn addiction" actually harm clients [http://livingmorefully.com/sex-addiction-porn-addiction-concepts-are-failing-clients/];
and the ethics and character of kink and polyamory. He is writing a forthcoming book titled: "Sobersexual: How to be dirty when you get clean."

Luke has been a longtime advocate for leather and fetish life, as well as for for acceptance for polyamorous families. He's been at this from his first encounter with the Defenders in Washington, DC in 1982. Reared in community service by leathermen, Radical Faeries, progressive activists, and the circle of democratic socialist organizers around Harvey Milk, Luke holds masters-level degrees in spiritualist ministry and transpersonal psychology along with numerous certifications.

A "Kink-Aware Professional," Luke is an addiction specialist, mental health counselor, Gnostic priest, and an accomplished hypnotherapist and psychic medium. He conducted his psychotherapy internships in integrated medical settings with Tenderloin Health (a past Center of Excellence for impoverished people living with HIV and co-occurring issues), Bayside Marin (a multi-diagnosis drug treatment and rehabilitation center), and San Francisco City Clinic (through the Minority AIDS Initiative Targeted Capacity Expansion). Luke Adams is cofounder with Chad Tynan of the not-for-profit organization, Emerge™ —The Adams-Tynan Clinical Foundation. He currently works with clients in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and Chicago.

Richard Sprott

Richard Sprott entered the San Francisco leather scene in 1990, and after a few years joined the Defenders/SF. That led to involvement in the Leathermen’s Discussion Group, serving on the Board between 1999 until 2006; serving on the organizing committee of the SF Leather/Levi Weekend since its inception in 2001 until 2006; and being chosen as SF Leather Daddy XXIII in 2005. In 2009, he was chosen as Mr. Alameda County Leather 2009, a title produced by the Alameda County Leather Corps. 

In all of these capacities, he has organized major events, including “runs” with the Defenders/SF and LLW that had up to 225 people attending, and being one of the co-chairs for the local organizing committee for the Leather Leadership Conference in 2008, which had 340 people attending. 

He is also serving currently as the Executive Director of CARAS (the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities), a nonprofit corporation designed to promote scientific and scholarly research on BDSM sexuality, polyamory and other forms of negotiated non-monogamy. 

Richard has a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from UC Berkeley. He has a wonderful leather family supporting him: his husband Dave, his pup Spunky, his dog Chomper, his slave eric, his slave lyle and his slave-in-training, jason.

JoJo DeRodrigo

JoJo, is a Somatic Sex Educator and Somatic Sex Coach who uses Sexological Bodywork as a modality to assist individuals to connect with their erotic power. He has always felt really connected to sex and using it for healing and for pleasure.

As a young boy in Brooklyn, JoJo always enjoyed getting his other friends to get naked, role play and even just giggle and play, now he does that with adult males in workshops he facilitates around the bay area.

JoJo is also trained in Hypnotherapy, but enjoys using hypnosis in an erotic way, either with groups or one on one! It’s fun and a great way to explore fantasies, submission and role play! 

JoJo is very connected to the sober community and hopes to assist men and women who are feeling disconnected in sobriety with their sexuality, body image and even sexual fantasies. 

He is also enjoying his role as Mr. February in the 2017 Bare Chest Calendar!

Al Rham

Al Rahm Lujan is a Bay Area leather kinkster. He is an artist, activist, filmmaker and writer. He is Mr. 2017 Sober Leather and was first runner up in the Mr. San Francisco Leather contest. His writing has appeared in Drummer Magazine and Best American Erotica & Best Gay Erotica. 

Al’s film, SM in the Hood, is distributed by Frameline and his artwork has been shown at Oakland Museum and YCBA. He is a founding member of gay, Latino comedy troupe Latin Hustle. He is currently writing and directing a full length documentary called CLN SBR PNX-True Stories of Chaos, Redemption, Hope & Punk Rock. 

Al is a military veteran and spent a decade on the front lines of the AIDS pandemic working at Coming Home & Maitri Hospices. He is a single dad to a beautiful teen daughter. He is also active in LDG. Last year he raised funds for suicide prevention, the SF Aids Foundation and cancer research. He has coordinated Oakland's largest toy drive for the last 16 years.

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Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Dónal, Porn Star, Titleholder, Educator, and LDG’s New Program Director

A British transplant to the Bay Area, and frequent model for Mr. S Leather, we’ll talk to Dónal about his experiences in leather, porn, the title circuit and the boundaries he likes to push during play.  Expect an engaging conversation with a peculiar combination of refined English politeness and absolute filth.
 
In our program’s second half, like the latest incarnation of Doctor Who trying to help you get over the shock from the change in actors, Dónal will begin his tenure by interviewing the LDG audience, to find out what makes them tick, what makes them hard and what limits he thinks he can push.  Expect a fun and freewheeling discussion.
 
 
Bio
 
Dónal, an English transplant to the Bay Area, married, collared and newly elected to the LDG Board as Director of Programming. 
 
After 25 years of having hardly any sex with anyone, and none with men, Dónal found gay and kinky sex almost simultaneously. His first kinks were bondage and wrestling, and from that point on he just kept exploring, because his favorite thing is pushing boundaries. 
 
Dónal worked for 11 years in gay men's health promotion in London, and has delivered both kink and vanilla sex workshops in London, Atlanta and Cleveland. He has also performed live shows at parties in London, Berlin, Chicago and San Francisco.
 
In 2008, Dónal accidentally won the very first Mr. Eagle London contest, which led to his filming a few pieces of porn, and he prefers to assume that no one has ever seen it, but is very happy to know if people have enjoyed it.
 
Dónal is hoping to bring his skills and passion for helping other people push the limits of what they can enjoy to the programs at LDG.

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Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Master slave relationships. (Or, power based relationships ‘201’) with Mr. Kevin

Let’s talk about ways to make M/s relationships work. What have been your struggles, and or successes? Perhaps he can suggest some ways to deepen the waters between the two of you. Or, is this the right kind of relationship for you?  How do you make an M/s relationship work when the ‘real world’ intervenes?

Structure: too much, or too little?  Let’s talk about one of the most misunderstood relationship formats, as well as other types of power based relationships.

Bio

Mr. Kevin (Craft) came out at the ripe old age of 12, and found kink at 17 and has rarely looked back. He joined the San Francisco 15 Association in 1995. BDSM and Power based connections have been his way of life for 31 years. He began teaching at the OCLA Sampler (Orange Coast Leather Association) in the early 90s, and has traveled across the country to teach at a variety of events, including Living in Leather, Southplains Leatherfest, Dungeon Series in Florida, and even teaching as faculty at the infamous INFERNO event, among others.

Video (Part 1)

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Jan
25
7:30 PM19:30

Flogging: Having Impact on Another Man with Daddy Robert

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Daddy Robert will ignite passion for impact play using the flogger:  the foundational toy in any impact play toy bag.  Attendees will be invited challenge assumptions about what impact is and is not, and explore through this playful environment, the sexual power the flogger can amplify between two men.

This is a rare opportunity to both hear about and see the passion that Daddy Robert puts into his flogging. The evening will be part interview and part demonstration followed by Q&A.  Join us for this exceptional evening.

Bio

Daddy Robert lives in San Francisco where he is an officer on the boards of both the Leathermen's Discussion Group and GearUp Weekend.  He has attended GearUp since its 2011 inception, along with their local play parties.  He is an Associate member of the 15 Association, and attendee of the 15’s Boot Camp and Chicago Hellfire Club's Inferno.

Purchasing his first flogger in 1993, he has been accused of being the Imelda Marcos of floggers - wrongly, he would claim.  A workshop and retreat facilitator on various subjects for over 16 years, up and down the U.S. west coast, he is most proud to be Daddy and Sir in a polyamorous leather BDSM family.

 

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Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

December 2016: Volunteer Appreciation and Holiday Party

 Illustration graciously donated by Justin Hall.  Justin is an avid member and supporter of the Leathermen's Discussion Group for many years. He recently led a discussion about his lifelong passion of erotic art and it's place in the kink community. We are ecstatic that Justin calls San Francisco his home.  When asked to contribute original art for the 20th anniversary commemoration of LDG, he did not hesitate. He wanted to doing something very special that captured the essence of LDG as one of the most important binding forces of the leather and kink community of San Francisco. What you see here is the result of that. What an honor it is to be able to share Justin's 20th Anniversary original artwork with the rest of the world.

Illustration graciously donated by Justin Hall.

Justin is an avid member and supporter of the Leathermen's Discussion Group for many years. He recently led a discussion about his lifelong passion of erotic art and it's place in the kink community. We are ecstatic that Justin calls San Francisco his home.

When asked to contribute original art for the 20th anniversary commemoration of LDG, he did not hesitate. He wanted to doing something very special that captured the essence of LDG as one of the most important binding forces of the leather and kink community of San Francisco. What you see here is the result of that. What an honor it is to be able to share Justin's 20th Anniversary original artwork with the rest of the world.

This isn't just our annual holiday and volunteer appreciation party. Its definitely during the holidays, and we will absolutely be saying thank you to our talented and sexy volunteers...

 

We will also be celebrating our 20th anniversary. LDG has been offering programming continuously since 1996, and are going strong into our 21st year. Lets raise a toast to an organization which has been bringing people in the Leather and Kink community for so long!

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Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Rope Suspension with Jorge Vieto

Rope suspension bondage is beautiful and fun, but It doesn't have to be difficult.

Join us as we explore the basics of rope suspension technique along with safety tips and tricks from one San Francisco's resident rope geeks.

Come get your questions answered, learn new skills and get to see a demonstration first hand!

If you have ever been curious about rope suspension, this workshop is for you!

We will also have a rare opportunity hear about Jorge’s introduction to kink and how he learned to master the ropes.

Bio

A kink player since the age of twenty, Jorge Vieto is an active member of San Francisco’s leather community. Jorge is former fraternal member of The 15 Association and holds the title of San Francisco Leather Daddy’s boy XXII.

He has been a guest speaker, panelist and demonstrator with groups such as Leatherman’s Discussion Group, Leather Alley, Aguilas and San Francisco AIDS Foundation to name a few.
Additionally Jorge has written articles for Instigator Magazine, NALA News, Bear Party Magazine and Kink-e-zine.com. He has appeared in documentaries such as “BDSM it’s not what you think”, “Yo, soy lo que soy”, “RITUAL" and "Unsung Heroes"
He currently works doing HIV and Hep C Linkage to care and treatment with the Glide Foundation. He is passionate about Harm Reduction, Needle exchange and Overdose prevention.
On a personal level Jorge is also passionate about rope bondage and sharing skills he has learned along the way years from more experienced players.

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Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Leather Through The Ages with Mr Kristofer Weston and his Pup Amp

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Join us for an evening with Mr Kristofer Weston and his Pup Amp as they talk about kink through the ages. Through the generations we’ve seen many changes in the world around us, and kink is no exception. Kristofer comes from a background of intense ritual and rules where a person’s status depended on experience, while Amp has grown up in an age that thrives on social media and retweets to signify worth, but somehow they still see eye to eye. The two kinksters will take us through how their relationship works, the different influences to their lifestyles and how the past world of kink has evolved into the scene we see today. Puppies and Daddies and Leather, oh my!

LIVESTREAM

We are going to experiment with Facebook Live for this program. Please visit http://facebook.com/sfldg, like the page, and look for a live video at 7:30pm Pacific. Your feedback for this new format is welcome. (FYI this means we won't be live on youtube, but I will upload the video there in a few days)

Bios

Kristofer is a porn director, Leather Daddy and bondage expert in the San Francisco area. Having directed over 60 Porn films and working for studios like Falcon and Colt, he knows his way around the adult and kink industry.

Amp is a Seattle born and raised leather Pup. He is an adult personality and model who runs a kink education series called Watts The Safeword.

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Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

TSA Friendly Toys: Tactile Play & Single Toweling


Our theme is devious toys you can have in your carry-on that won’t raise any eyebrows with TSA’s security check but they’ll raise a lot more than that at your destination.
 
We will have two presenters, the first will demonstrate and talk about tactile play.  Our second presenter will demonstrate a technique that acts like a single-tail yet uses a simple dish towel.


Tactile Play
You are bound, gagged, blindfolded, immobilized.
You are eager, excited, afraid, dripping.
Will it be scratchy, soft, prickly, penetrating, hot, rough? Yes!!!
And you will come. But not for a long, long time.
You are frustrated.
You want more.
 
Tactile play creates a heightened sense of anticipation and sensory pleasure using common household items. We’ll explore how to use our skin, our largest organ, as an extension of erotic expression. Bring your warped mind and come see for yourself what pleasures lie around your house, just collecting dust. You’ll never see your kitchen utility drawer the same way again.

Bio - Master Bill
BILL has been an active participant in the Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago BDSM communities for over ten years, regularly attending kink and play events globally. His passion for tactile play surfaced at the start of his BDSM journey and he has presented this workshop for various clubs nationally. Dungeon Masters often spend considerable time circling his scenes, eagerly watching and taking notes.


Single Toweling
Towel Dad creates all the effect of a single tail with a simple dish towel.  His take on the locker room towel flick is like nothing you’ve seen before.  A perfect alternative to the risk of bringing your single tail through airport security.  This is a demo not to be missed.
 
Bio – Towel Dad
Towel Dad (BILL B) has been a part of the SF kink scene for 30 years.  Like many others he was initially drawn by the look, feel and smell of leather.  In time, he became attracted to the activities associated with leather and kink.  His favorite toys are floggers needles and dishtowels(!).   He was one of the original LDG Steering Committee members and has served as Program Committee Chair.  He has demoed at several LDG Fetish Fairs.  His poly family includes a boy and a son (both of legal age) who will be participating in his demo.  A longtime Associate member of the 15 Association, he was also a member of Pegasus Motorcycle Owners Club.  He rides a Shadow Aero and hopes to be "the oldest mofo on two (motorized) wheels in SF".

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