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SF D/s Discussion Group
Generally meets on the third Monday of each month, from 7:30-9:30pm
March 18th - Doors open at 7:00pm; meeting starts at 7:30pm
Join us at the CSC (Center for Sex and Culture)…: 1349 Mission St. (between 9th and 10th), San Francisco

Join us for a directed discussion—held in a spirit of fellowship and mutual respect, on matters pertaining to Mastery, slavery, Dominance and submission, with an emphasis on our M/s and D/s lives—among persons of a variety of backgrounds, views, sensibilities, and philosophies.

The meeting is open to adults having a sincere, positive, personal interest in M/s or D/s, and who agree to keep confidential, within their own dynamic,what transpires at the meeting. All roles, gender  identifications, and orientations are welcome. Please RSVVEP(*) in the week preceding the meeting to either of these addresses:
Eric Arkouda — EArkouda@mailworks.org
SF D/s Discussion Group mailing list at SFDsDG@yahoogroups.com

* RSVVEP: Repondez si vous voudriez ecirctre preacutesente, “respond if you’d like to attend”, a statement of desire to attend.
Please send this in if there’s a 50% chance of your being able to attend; for my gathering of rough numbers, and saying hello.
It is ok to redistribute this official description.
Home: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFDsDG

SF D/s Discussion Group

Generally meets on the third Monday of each month, from 7:30-9:30pm

March 18th - Doors open at 7:00pm; meeting starts at 7:30pm

Join us at the CSC (Center for Sex and Culture)…: 1349 Mission St. (between 9th and 10th), San Francisco

Join us for a directed discussion—held in a spirit of fellowship and mutual respect, on matters pertaining to Mastery, slavery, Dominance and submission, with an emphasis on our M/s and D/s lives—among persons of a variety of backgrounds, views, sensibilities, and philosophies.

The meeting is open to adults having a sincere, positive, personal interest in M/s or D/s, and who agree to keep confidential, within their own dynamic,what transpires at the meeting. All roles, gender  identifications, and orientations are welcome. Please RSVVEP(*) in the week preceding the meeting to either of these addresses:

Eric Arkouda — EArkouda@mailworks.org

SF D/s Discussion Group mailing list at SFDsDG@yahoogroups.com

* RSVVEP: Repondez si vous voudriez ecirctre preacutesente, “respond if you’d like to attend”, a statement of desire to attend.

Please send this in if there’s a 50% chance of your being able to attend; for my gathering of rough numbers, and saying hello.

It is ok to redistribute this official description.

Home: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFDsDG

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SF D/s Discussion Group
Generally meets on the third Monday of each month, from 7:30-9:30pm
Feburary 18th - Doors open at 7:00pm; meeting starts at 7:30pm
Join us at the CSC (Center for Sex and Culture)…: 1349 Mission St. (between 9th and 10th), San Francisco
…for a directed discussion—held in a spirit of fellowship and mutual respect, on matters pertaining to Mastery, slavery, Dominance and submission, with an emphasis on our M/s and D/s lives—among persons of a variety of backgrounds, views, sensibilities, and philosophies.
The meeting is open to adults having a sincere, positive, personal interest in M/s or D/s, and who agree to keep confidential, within their own dynamic,what transpires at the meeting. All roles, gender  identifications, and orientations are welcome. Please RSVVEP(*) in the week preceding the meeting to either of these addresses:
Eric Arkouda — EArkouda@mailworks.org
SF D/s Discussion Group mailing list at SFDsDG@yahoogroups.com
* RSVVEP: Repondez si vous voudriez ecirctre preacutesente, “respond if you’d like to attend”, a statement of desire to attend.
Please send this in if there’s a 50% chance of your being able to attend; for my gathering of rough numbers, and saying hello.
It is ok to redistribute this official description.
Home: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFDsDG

SF D/s Discussion Group

Generally meets on the third Monday of each month, from 7:30-9:30pm

Feburary 18th - Doors open at 7:00pm; meeting starts at 7:30pm

Join us at the CSC (Center for Sex and Culture)…: 1349 Mission St. (between 9th and 10th), San Francisco

…for a directed discussion—held in a spirit of fellowship and mutual respect, on matters pertaining to Mastery, slavery, Dominance and submission, with an emphasis on our M/s and D/s lives—among persons of a variety of backgrounds, views, sensibilities, and philosophies.

The meeting is open to adults having a sincere, positive, personal interest in M/s or D/s, and who agree to keep confidential, within their own dynamic,what transpires at the meeting. All roles, gender  identifications, and orientations are welcome. Please RSVVEP(*) in the week preceding the meeting to either of these addresses:

Eric Arkouda — EArkouda@mailworks.org

SF D/s Discussion Group mailing list at SFDsDG@yahoogroups.com

* RSVVEP: Repondez si vous voudriez ecirctre preacutesente, “respond if you’d like to attend”, a statement of desire to attend.

Please send this in if there’s a 50% chance of your being able to attend; for my gathering of rough numbers, and saying hello.

It is ok to redistribute this official description.

Home: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFDsDG

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SF D/s Discussion Group
Generally meets on the third Monday of each month, from 7:30-9:30pm
January 21st - Doors open at 7:00pm; meeting starts at 7:30pm
Join us at the CSC (Center for Sex and Culture)…: 1349 Mission St. (between 9th and 10th), San Francisco
…for a directed discussion—held in a spirit of fellowship and mutual respect, on matters pertaining to Mastery, slavery, Dominance and submission, with an emphasis on our M/s and D/s lives—among persons of a variety of backgrounds, views, sensibilities, and philosophies.
The meeting is open to adults having a sincere, positive, personal interest in M/s or D/s, and who agree to keep confidential, within their own dynamic,what transpires at the meeting. All roles, gender  identifications, and orientations are welcome. Please RSVVEP(*) in the week preceding the meeting to either of these addresses:
Eric Arkouda — EArkouda@mailworks.org
SF D/s Discussion Group mailing list at SFDsDG@yahoogroups.com
* RSVVEP: Repondez si vous voudriez ecirctre preacutesente, "respond if you’d like to attend", a statement of desire to attend.
Please send this in if there’s a 50% chance of your being able to attend; for my gathering of rough numbers, and saying hello.
It is ok to redistribute this official description.
Home: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFDsDG

SF D/s Discussion Group

Generally meets on the third Monday of each month, from 7:30-9:30pm

January 21st - Doors open at 7:00pm; meeting starts at 7:30pm

Join us at the CSC (Center for Sex and Culture)…: 1349 Mission St. (between 9th and 10th), San Francisco

…for a directed discussion—held in a spirit of fellowship and mutual respect, on matters pertaining to Mastery, slavery, Dominance and submission, with an emphasis on our M/s and D/s lives—among persons of a variety of backgrounds, views, sensibilities, and philosophies.

The meeting is open to adults having a sincere, positive, personal interest in M/s or D/s, and who agree to keep confidential, within their own dynamic,what transpires at the meeting. All roles, gender  identifications, and orientations are welcome. Please RSVVEP(*) in the week preceding the meeting to either of these addresses:

Eric Arkouda — EArkouda@mailworks.org

SF D/s Discussion Group mailing list at SFDsDG@yahoogroups.com

* RSVVEP: Repondez si vous voudriez ecirctre preacutesente, "respond if you’d like to attend", a statement of desire to attend.

Please send this in if there’s a 50% chance of your being able to attend; for my gathering of rough numbers, and saying hello.

It is ok to redistribute this official description.

Home: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFDsDG

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Society of Janus Presents:
Erotic Hypnosis for BDSM: Making Scenes Better Through Trance and Suggestion with Dr. HeadCrash
When: Wednesday Oct 3, 8-10pm, doors open at 7:30Location: Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission St., SF (btw 9th & 10th streets)Cost: $5 Janus members and reciprocal orgs, $15 advance, $20 door all others. Prepay info below
About the program:
Much of what we do in BDSM play creates altered states, whether it be subspace or getting your Dom on, the transformation of pain and pleasure in an erotic context, or the complete focus that a good scene creates. You don’t need to know anything about hypnosis to make these things happen, but knowing something about trance states and suggestion can amplify your experience, sharpen intensely, and create new possibilities of play.
Whatever your style of play, in this introductory level class we will show you how to make your BDSM play better as a top or a bottom through intentional use of trance state and suggestion. We will combine a bit of theory with in-class exercises and demos that will give you the tools you need to start using this powerful technique to your scenes. Some knowledge of BDSM terminology is helpful, no prior experience with hypnosis is necessary. Showing up with a practice partner is encouraged but not required.
About the presenter:
Rich (aka Dr. HeadCrash) has been practicing and teaching erotic hypnosis in a BDSM context for over 20 years. An invited speaker and teacher at national and regional events, Rich has taught classes from New England to the San Francisco Bay, and is a co-founder of the San Francisco Bay Area Erotic Hypnosis Group. He leads classes and seminars on introductory and advanced EH topics.
Rich teaches hypnosis as a collaborative process based on building trust and rapport between subject and hypnotist and encouraging effective communication on both sides. Classes are structured as a sequence of practical exercises that quickly build skill and confidence in hypnotists and subjects alike.
Pre-pay securely with Wepay here.
If you’re a Janus member, you will need to include your membership number in a “Note to seller” to get the member discount. Please make sure to print out your ticket and bring it with you.
Note: Society of Janus programs are open to all attendees 18 years of age and older who have a personal positive interest in BDSM. You do not need to be a member to attend.
Want to see who else might be going? www.fetlife.com Want to learn more about the Society of Janus? www.soj.org

Society of Janus Presents:

Erotic Hypnosis for BDSM: Making Scenes Better Through Trance and Suggestion with Dr. HeadCrash

When: Wednesday Oct 3, 8-10pm, doors open at 7:30
Location: Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission St., SF (btw 9th & 10th streets)
Cost: $5 Janus members and reciprocal orgs,
$15 advance, $20 door all others. Prepay info below

About the program:

Much of what we do in BDSM play creates altered states, whether it be subspace or getting your Dom on, the transformation of pain and pleasure in an erotic context, or the complete focus that a good scene creates. You don’t need to know anything about hypnosis to make these things happen, but knowing something about trance states and suggestion can amplify your experience, sharpen intensely, and create new possibilities of play.

Whatever your style of play, in this introductory level class we will show you how to make your BDSM play better as a top or a bottom through intentional use of trance state and suggestion. We will combine a bit of theory with in-class exercises and demos that will give you the tools you need to start using this powerful technique to your scenes. Some knowledge of BDSM terminology is helpful, no prior experience with hypnosis is necessary. Showing up with a practice partner is encouraged but not required.

About the presenter:

Rich (aka Dr. HeadCrash) has been practicing and teaching erotic hypnosis in a BDSM context for over 20 years. An invited speaker and teacher at national and regional events, Rich has taught classes from New England to the San Francisco Bay, and is a co-founder of the San Francisco Bay Area Erotic Hypnosis Group. He leads classes and seminars on introductory and advanced EH topics.

Rich teaches hypnosis as a collaborative process based on building trust and rapport between subject and hypnotist and encouraging effective communication on both sides. Classes are structured as a sequence of practical exercises that quickly build skill and confidence in hypnotists and subjects alike.

Pre-pay securely with Wepay here.

If you’re a Janus member, you will need to include your membership number in a “Note to seller” to get the member discount. Please make sure to print out your ticket and bring it with you.

Note: Society of Janus programs are open to all attendees 18 years of age and older who have a personal positive interest in BDSM. You do not need to be a member to attend.

Want to see who else might be going? www.fetlife.com
Want to learn more about the Society of Janus? www.soj.org

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sexandculture:

Treasures from the Center for Sex and Culture

Carol Queen & Robert Lawrence

Wednesday, August 22, 2012   7:30 pm - 9:30 pm @ Mr S. Playspace, 385A Eighth Street

An evening with the co-founders and principals of San Francisco’s premier resource for all things sexual, the wondrous and underappreciated Center for Sex and Culture. Its mission: “to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum. From our San Francisco home we promote creativity, information and healthy sexual knowledge.”

Carol and Robert will talk about their own roles in the erotic evolution of San Francisco’s leather/kink/fetish culture, about the development of their partnership and the creation of the CSC. They’ll also be bringing, for your perusal and inspection, an assortment of erotic art, publications, toys, posters, items from the estate of Larry Townsend (of THE LEATHERMAN’S HANDBOOK), turn-of-the-century buttplugs, plus other obscure, rare, and significant finds.

[NOTE: We’ll need a few extra volunteers for this program, to assist in transporting and displaying the items Robert and Carol will be bringing us from the CSC. If you can help, please drop us a line at volunteer@sfldg.org]

DR. CAROL QUEEN is a writer and cultural sexologist with a Ph.D. in human sexuality. She is a noted essayist whose work has appeared in dozens of anthologies. Her essay collection, REAL LIVE NUDE GIRL: CHRONICLES OF SEX-POSITIVE CULTURE, was published in 1997 and reissued in 2002; it is read in university classes across America. Her erotic stories can be found in several BEST AMERICAN EROTICA volumes, among many other anthologies; her erotic novel, THE LEATHER DADDY AND THE FEMME, was published in 1998 and won a Firecracker Alternative Book Award the following year. A “director’s cut” edition with new material came out in 2003. Her first book, EXHIBITIONISM FOR THE SHY, published in 1995, explores issues of erotic self-esteem and enhancement and was reissued with new material in 2009. 

She is co-editor of the anthologies BEST BISEXUAL EROTICA (volumes One and Two), SEX SPOKEN HERE, SWITCH HITTIERS, and POMOSEXUALS, which won a Lambda Literary Award in 1998. She’s also edited “Whipped!” and two volumes of 5-MINUTE EROTICA, short-short erotic fiction. She has appeared in several explicit educational videos, notably “Carol Queen’s Great Vibrations: An Explicit Consumer Tour of Vibrators” and “Bend Over Boyfriend: An Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Male Anal Pleasure.”

Queen serves as Executive Director of the Center for Sex and Culture and works as staff sexologist and Chief Cultural Officer at Good Vibrations, the women-founded sex toy and book store in San Francisco, where she has worked since 1990, and blogs for the Good Vibrations web magazine at www.goodvibes.com. She has addressed numerous scholarly and professional conferences, including the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the International Condom Conference, the International Conference on Prostitution, and the International Conference on Pornography; she frequently addresses college as well as general and specialized audiences. In February 2009 she debated the question of promiscuity (“Virtue or vice?”) for the Oxford Union at Oxford University, England.

Carol is active on behalf of progressive sex education and sexual minority issues. She has been speaking publicly about non-mainstream sexualities, from lesbian to leather, for over 25 years. Her perspective in addressing sexual diversity incorporates personal experience, accurate sex information, and informed cultural commentary. For more information (including CV and bibliography) see her website: www.carolqueen.com

DR. ROBERT MORGAN LAWRENCE, ED.D., has 35 years of non-profit experience in the field of human sexuality. He has a Doctorate of Education degree in Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality and holds an additional doctoral-level degree in healthcare which informs his sexological perspective. He has served as a sex-industry consultant, educator and academic author, and has lectured both nationally and internationally about human sexuality and health. He has been an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Sexology, the Chapter Secretary for the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and a member of the San Francisco Coalition for Healthy Sex.

From 1979 Lawrence served in volunteer positions on the switchboard and training staff, and then as training coordinator, of San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI); he shared the latter position with Dr. Queen. In the early 1990s they left the organization to pursue their own projects, traveling and teaching together widely as they developed the Center for Sex & Culture.

Lawrence has covered many sexuality-related topics during many years of public speaking. He has been a guest lecturer at San Francisco State University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Sonoma State, Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, and the University of Chicago, and has appeared in places as far-flung as Amsterdam, London and (on a 1994 Ford Foundation direct grant) Beijing. Lawrence and Queen have produced safer-sex education events of many kinds, including the live Masturbate-a-Thon that has become a significant fundraising event for the Center for Sex & Culture. He has been active as a safer-sex educator since 1980.

Robert co-wrote the entry on “Bisexuality in the U.S.” for The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality, edited by Robert Francoeur (Continuum, 1997). He has also published in the “Journal of Bisexuality” and has more recently written and published erotica. His work has been published in magazines and books and for many years he was regularly interviewed on radio and television programs worldwide. Limited mobility from a failed surgery has curtailed his activities with and for the CSC, though he continues to serve as its Board president.

Robert also makes collage art solo and with Carol, some of which has been shown at San Francisco galleries. 

* * * * * * photo by Efrain John Gonzalez

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BiblioBound: A Library Play Party
Hosted by BiblioButch

Calling all literate sexual beings & text obsessed perverts - come play at the Center for Sex & Culture!  We’re taking our cue from their gorgeous library and throwing a play party to celebrate the bookworm, nerd and typeset fetishist in all of us.  Let your naughty librarian exact those overdue fines in full!  Turn your homework in late if you dare! Dress in your nerdy, schoolboi, or geeked-out best and come cruise, flirt, fuck and play with the Bay’s hottest perverts.

All sorts of fun, kinky play & sex welcome! This party is in conjunction with Midori’s Rope Bondage Dojo® - if you are a rope lover, bring your rope and claim an open rafter.  Perhaps you’ll even be able to spot a student hard at their practice! BiblioBound is for sapiosexuals* of all orientations, genders & inclinations. 

Proceeds from BiblioBound will benefit the important work of the Center for Sex & Culture.

Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance. Feeling flush?  Donate more to support the community. Buy your online tickets HERE!

No one will be turned away for lack of funds; volunteer spots for full comps are available, please emailbibliobutch at gmail.com for details.

When: Saturday, August 18th, 8 pm to 1 am

Where: The Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco (between 9th and 10th Streets, on the corner of Grace Street.)

Please note that Mission St has parking restrictions so please follow all posted signs.

This event is strictly 18+, please bring your I.D.

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*Sapiosexual: 1. (n.) A behavior of becoming attracted to or aroused by intelligence and its use.


About Midori’s Rope Bondage Dojo®: A two-day intensive, unique hands-on learning experience.  Next San Francisco Dojo in January 2013, for more please visit ropedojo.com


About your host: BiblioButch is a queer dyke activist & trouble-maker happy to provide a sex positive event in the Bay’s cornucopia.


About the Center for Sex & Culture: The mission of the CSC is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health.

* All ticket sales final and non refundable. If you aren’t able to attend, the proceeds will still go to the Center for Sex & Culture. 

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Society of Janus presents: Intro to Whips with Zemis
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 · 8–10:00 PM  Location: Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission St, SF (btw 9 &10th St)Cost: $5 Janus members and reciprocal orgs, $15 all others.Dress code: Whatever makes you feel good
About the program:Are you wishing you could use your whip but your bottom or sub is too afraid or sensitive? Whips do not have to be just heavy pain and don’t have to be very painful at all. Whips can be sensual, hypnotic, cathartic and yes, even magical. In this class topics will include learning how to movements of the whip to entice your bottom, ranges of kinds of strikes, safety, methods of taking your partner to higher pain thresholds so that they can soar to new heights, and how to incorporate dance while using the whip, creating scenes that allow for embracing power, focus, and strength for both Top and bottom.
About the presenter:Zemis has been sharing her love of BDSM and whips with others for over 8 years. She is A Top, a Mistress, a Goddess, a Shaman, a Child, a Bottom, a Submissive, and a Slave, believing that it is all about the loving exploration and magic of it all. A true believer in the magic and power of the whip, she loves dancing with one in each hand, leaving sparkles as she caresses the skin, the face the only part of the body untouched. For Zemis, the whip is the most magical and versatile toy in her collection besides her body.
Prepaying:We now have the ability for you to purchase a ticket for this class online: Go to: https://www.wepay.com/events/singletails-demo-with-zemis
If you’re a Janus member, you will need to include your membership number in a “Note to seller” to get the member discount. If you don’t put your number in the note, you will be asked for your member number at the door and risk paying the non-member price if your number is not in the system. Please make sure to print out your ticket and bring it with you.https://www.wepay.com/events/singletails-demo-with-zemis
Note: Janus programs are open to all attendees 18 years of age and older who have a personal positive interest in BDSM. You do not need to be a member to attend.

Society of Janus presents: Intro to Whips with Zemis

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 · 8–10:00 PM  
Location: Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission St, SF (btw 9 &10th St)
Cost: $5 Janus members and reciprocal orgs, $15 all others.
Dress code: Whatever makes you feel good

About the program:
Are you wishing you could use your whip but your bottom or sub is too afraid or sensitive? Whips do not have to be just heavy pain and don’t have to be very painful at all. Whips can be sensual, hypnotic, cathartic and yes, even magical. In this class topics will include learning how to movements of the whip to entice your bottom, ranges of kinds of strikes, safety, methods of taking your partner to higher pain thresholds so that they can soar to new heights, and how to incorporate dance while using the whip, creating scenes that allow for embracing power, focus, and strength for both Top and bottom.

About the presenter:
Zemis has been sharing her love of BDSM and whips with others for over 8 years. She is A Top, a Mistress, a Goddess, a Shaman, a Child, a Bottom, a Submissive, and a Slave, believing that it is all about the loving exploration and magic of it all. A true believer in the magic and power of the whip, she loves dancing with one in each hand, leaving sparkles as she caresses the skin, the face the only part of the body untouched. For Zemis, the whip is the most magical and versatile toy in her collection besides her body.

Prepaying:
We now have the ability for you to purchase a ticket for this class online: Go to: https://www.wepay.com/events/singletails-demo-with-zemis

If you’re a Janus member, you will need to include your membership number in a “Note to seller” to get the member discount. If you don’t put your number in the note, you will be asked for your member number at the door and risk paying the non-member price if your number is not in the system. Please make sure to print out your ticket and bring it with you.
https://www.wepay.com/events/singletails-demo-with-zemis

Note: 
Janus programs are open to all attendees 18 years of age and older who have a personal positive interest in BDSM. You do not need to be a member to attend.

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SF D/s Discussion Group
Monday, October 15, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA
Generally meets on the third Monday of each month, from 7:30-9:30pm
Doors open at 7:00pm; meeting starts at 7:30pm
Join us at the Center for Sex and Culture for a directed discussion—held in a spirit of fellowship and mutual respect, on matters pertaining to Mastery, slavery, Dominance and submission, with an emphasis on our M/s and D/s lives—among persons of a variety of backgrounds, views, sensibilities, and philosophies.
The meeting is open to adults having a sincere, positive, personal interest in M/s or D/s, and who agree to keep confidential, within their own dynamic, what transpires at the meeting. All roles, gender identifications, and orientations are welcome. Please RSVVEP(*) in the week preceding the meeting to either of these addresses:
Eric Arkouda — EArkouda@mailworks.org
SF D/s Discussion Group mailing list at SFDsDG@yahoogroups.com
A $5-$10 donation to our host, the CSC, is requested.
SFDsDG Meeting Dates in 2012 Nov19 Dec17
* RSVVEP: Repondez si vous voudriez ecirctre preacutesente, “respond if you’d like to attend”, a statement of desire to attend. Please send this in if there’s a 50% chance of your being able to attend; for my gathering of rough numbers, and saying hello.
It is ok to redistribute this official description.
Home: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFDsDG
Image by Library Vixen

SF D/s Discussion Group

Monday, October 15, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA

Generally meets on the third Monday of each month, from 7:30-9:30pm

Doors open at 7:00pm; meeting starts at 7:30pm

Join us at the Center for Sex and Culture for a directed discussion—held in a spirit of fellowship and mutual respect, on matters pertaining to Mastery, slavery, Dominance and submission, with an emphasis on our M/s and D/s lives—among persons of a variety of backgrounds, views, sensibilities, and philosophies.

The meeting is open to adults having a sincere, positive, personal interest in M/s or D/s, and who agree to keep confidential, within their own dynamic, what transpires at the meeting. All roles, gender identifications, and orientations are welcome. Please RSVVEP(*) in the week preceding the meeting to either of these addresses:

Eric Arkouda — EArkouda@mailworks.org

SF D/s Discussion Group mailing list at SFDsDG@yahoogroups.com

A $5-$10 donation to our host, the CSC, is requested.

SFDsDG Meeting Dates in 2012 Nov19 Dec17

* RSVVEP: Repondez si vous voudriez ecirctre preacutesente, “respond if you’d like to attend”, a statement of desire to attend. Please send this in if there’s a 50% chance of your being able to attend; for my gathering of rough numbers, and saying hello.

It is ok to redistribute this official description.

Home: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFDsDG

Image by Library Vixen

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SF D/s Discussion Group
Monday, December 17, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA
Generally meets on the third Monday of each month, from 7:30-9:30pm
Doors open at 7:00pm; meeting starts at 7:30pm
Join us at the Center for Sex and Culture for a directed discussion—held in a spirit of fellowship and mutual respect, on matters pertaining to Mastery, slavery, Dominance and submission, with an emphasis on our M/s and D/s lives—among persons of a variety of backgrounds, views, sensibilities, and philosophies.
The meeting is open to adults having a sincere, positive, personal interest in M/s or D/s, and who agree to keep confidential, within their own dynamic, what transpires at the meeting. All roles, gender identifications, and orientations are welcome. Please RSVVEP(*) in the week preceding the meeting to either of these addresses:
Eric Arkouda — EArkouda@mailworks.org
SF D/s Discussion Group mailing list at SFDsDG@yahoogroups.com
A $5-$10 donation to our host, the CSC, is requested.
* RSVVEP: Repondez si vous voudriez ecirctre preacutesente, “respond if you’d like to attend”, a statement of desire to attend. Please send this in if there’s a 50% chance of your being able to attend; for my gathering of rough numbers, and saying hello.
It is ok to redistribute this official description.
Home: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFDsDG
Image by Library Vixen

SF D/s Discussion Group

Monday, December 17, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA

Generally meets on the third Monday of each month, from 7:30-9:30pm

Doors open at 7:00pm; meeting starts at 7:30pm

Join us at the Center for Sex and Culture for a directed discussion—held in a spirit of fellowship and mutual respect, on matters pertaining to Mastery, slavery, Dominance and submission, with an emphasis on our M/s and D/s lives—among persons of a variety of backgrounds, views, sensibilities, and philosophies.

The meeting is open to adults having a sincere, positive, personal interest in M/s or D/s, and who agree to keep confidential, within their own dynamic, what transpires at the meeting. All roles, gender identifications, and orientations are welcome. Please RSVVEP(*) in the week preceding the meeting to either of these addresses:

Eric Arkouda — EArkouda@mailworks.org

SF D/s Discussion Group mailing list at SFDsDG@yahoogroups.com

A $5-$10 donation to our host, the CSC, is requested.

* RSVVEP: Repondez si vous voudriez ecirctre preacutesente, “respond if you’d like to attend”, a statement of desire to attend. Please send this in if there’s a 50% chance of your being able to attend; for my gathering of rough numbers, and saying hello.

It is ok to redistribute this official description.

Home: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFDsDG

Image by Library Vixen

PERMALINK
The Exiles: Caning 101 – An Introduction to the Pains and Pleasures, Presented by Glenda Rider
Friday, November 16th · 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St., San Francisco
Doors open at 7:30pm
This workshop will cover the basic techniques of using a cane for pain and pleasure. We will also discuss some of the history and traditions surrounding canes, the types of canes available today and their care. This toy strikes fear into the souls of many bottoms at its very mention – come find out WHY. Volunteers from the audience are welcome.
Presenter Bio:
Glenda Rider founded her first BDSM/leather group, Lesborados in 1991 and was the first female Eagle Bar titleholder as Ms Baltimore Eagle 1992. In 1993 she founded FIST – Females Investigating Sexual Terrain, a backpatch club which is still vibrant today.
Retired from the Boards of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and the Leather Leadership Conference, Glenda has received numerous awards including Pantheon of Leather’s Woman of the Year; Black Rose’s Distinguished Elder; and Leather University’s Tony DeBlase Educator.
In 1996, she founded Play House Studios, a play space in Baltimore decorated with her extensive fetish art collection. Glenda has been the Owner and one of the Producers of International Ms Leather since 2006 – the next IMsL Weekend celebrates the 15th Annual International Ms Bootblack Contest and will be held in the Spring of 2013 in San Francisco, please visit www.IMsL.org for more info.
Glenda lives in Oakland with her Leather Family when she is not on the road teaching, judging or volunteering at a Leather Community event, and she fears the day her Mother learns how to use Google.
Program Meeting Info:
* All women (and those whose gender self-identity is other than male) who are over 18 are welcome.
* We have sign language interpreters at all of our meetings.
* No charge for March (elections) Program
* Other Months - members $4; non-members $10. Please have membership card or ID ready to speed entry.
* The program runs from 8:00 - 10:00pm.

The Exiles: Caning 101 – An Introduction to the Pains and Pleasures, Presented by Glenda Rider

Friday, November 16th · 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St., San Francisco

Doors open at 7:30pm

This workshop will cover the basic techniques of using a cane for pain and pleasure. We will also discuss some of the history and traditions surrounding canes, the types of canes available today and their care. This toy strikes fear into the souls of many bottoms at its very mention – come find out WHY. Volunteers from the audience are welcome.

Presenter Bio:

Glenda Rider founded her first BDSM/leather group, Lesborados in 1991 and was the first female Eagle Bar titleholder as Ms Baltimore Eagle 1992. In 1993 she founded FIST – Females Investigating Sexual Terrain, a backpatch club which is still vibrant today.

Retired from the Boards of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and the Leather Leadership Conference, Glenda has received numerous awards including Pantheon of Leather’s Woman of the Year; Black Rose’s Distinguished Elder; and Leather University’s Tony DeBlase Educator.

In 1996, she founded Play House Studios, a play space in Baltimore decorated with her extensive fetish art collection. Glenda has been the Owner and one of the Producers of International Ms Leather since 2006 – the next IMsL Weekend celebrates the 15th Annual International Ms Bootblack Contest and will be held in the Spring of 2013 in San Francisco, please visit www.IMsL.org for more info.

Glenda lives in Oakland with her Leather Family when she is not on the road teaching, judging or volunteering at a Leather Community event, and she fears the day her Mother learns how to use Google.

Program Meeting Info:

* All women (and those whose gender self-identity is other than male) who are over 18 are welcome.

* We have sign language interpreters at all of our meetings.

* No charge for March (elections) Program

* Other Months - members $4; non-members $10. Please have membership card or ID ready to speed entry.

* The program runs from 8:00 - 10:00pm.

PERMALINK
Douchebag Deviants class and Playing Well With Others: Lee Harrington and Mollena Williams Bookparty
Sunday, November 11th, 5-7pm
$15.00 At The Door
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103
Join Lee Harrington and Mollena as they hit Northern California on their EPIC International Whistle Stop Tour 2012! They’ll be autographing copies of their best-selling book “Playing Well With Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Exploring & Navigating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities” as well as their respective Toybag guises, Lee’s books “Sacred Sexuality” and “Shibari You Can Use” and Mollena’s DVD from Kink Academy on Submission and Service! Get ‘em autographed, meet the authots and support  them in their quest to kink across America & Canada!
That will also be presenting one of their co-presented classes, created especially for the “Whistle Stop Tour:” DOUCHEBAG DEVIANTS! 
How do you handle the persistent douchebag whose behaviour seems unchecked? The high-profile douchebag that everyone seems reluctant to confront? What should your behaviour be in the face of flagrant douchebaggery, and most importantly, how do we handle our own inner douchebag when they rear their ugly, nozzled, head?
This class takes a look at the gamut of idiocy…both ours and others, and examines ways to turn an awkward situation towards positive outcome, or opportunity to educate. Bring your stories, and let’s hash this out! From the silly to the serious, we’ll take a look at how we can manage ourselves, our expectations, and our reactions to Douchebag Deviants.
More about Playing Well With Others: The essential guide to kink outside the bedroom:
Whether you’re a trembling novice or a jaded expert, there’s always something new to be discovered in the endlessly changing, complex and titillating world of kink. While there are plenty of other books out there that explain how to give a spanking or tie a half-hitch, Playing Well With Others is the first book that explains kink *culture* — the munches, parties, leather bars, conferences, workshops, fetish nights, exploratoriums and all the other gatherings of kinksters that turn BDSM and leather from a bedroom predilection to a lifestyle and a community. 
You’ll learn to:
• Examine your own motivations, needs, wants and desires
• Ease your way into established communities
• Understand etiquette in different adventurous sex communities
• Familiarize yourself with the many types of events available to you
• Care for your relationships as you explore new territory
• Negotiate for play and aftercare
• Go back to the “world at large” without ruffling feathers
• …and, of course, answer the all-important question: What do you wear?!
The team of Harrington and Williams offers 30-plus years of experience in diverse kink communities: top, bottom and switch; gay, bi and  straight; female, male and trans; white and POC. Both former titleholders and international educators, they are an unbeatable pair of “sexual sherpas” with an inimitable voice and a great deal of wisdom. 
Playing Well With Others is an unprecedented and essential guidebook for anyone who wants to explore or understand the “community” aspect of the kink lifestyle.

Douchebag Deviants class and Playing Well With Others: Lee Harrington and Mollena Williams Bookparty

Sunday, November 11th, 5-7pm

$15.00 At The Door

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Join Lee Harrington and Mollena as they hit Northern California on their EPIC International Whistle Stop Tour 2012! They’ll be autographing copies of their best-selling book “Playing Well With Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Exploring & Navigating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities” as well as their respective Toybag guises, Lee’s books “Sacred Sexuality” and “Shibari You Can Use” and Mollena’s DVD from Kink Academy on Submission and Service! Get ‘em autographed, meet the authots and support  them in their quest to kink across America & Canada!

That will also be presenting one of their co-presented classes, created especially for the “Whistle Stop Tour:” DOUCHEBAG DEVIANTS! 

How do you handle the persistent douchebag whose behaviour seems unchecked? The high-profile douchebag that everyone seems reluctant to confront? What should your behaviour be in the face of flagrant douchebaggery, and most importantly, how do we handle our own inner douchebag when they rear their ugly, nozzled, head?

This class takes a look at the gamut of idiocy…both ours and others, and examines ways to turn an awkward situation towards positive outcome, or opportunity to educate. Bring your stories, and let’s hash this out! From the silly to the serious, we’ll take a look at how we can manage ourselves, our expectations, and our reactions to Douchebag Deviants.

More about Playing Well With Others: The essential guide to kink outside the bedroom:

Whether you’re a trembling novice or a jaded expert, there’s always something new to be discovered in the endlessly changing, complex and titillating world of kink. While there are plenty of other books out there that explain how to give a spanking or tie a half-hitch, Playing Well With Others is the first book that explains kink *culture* — the munches, parties, leather bars, conferences, workshops, fetish nights, exploratoriums and all the other gatherings of kinksters that turn BDSM and leather from a bedroom predilection to a lifestyle and a community. 

You’ll learn to:

• Examine your own motivations, needs, wants and desires

• Ease your way into established communities

• Understand etiquette in different adventurous sex communities

• Familiarize yourself with the many types of events available to you

• Care for your relationships as you explore new territory

• Negotiate for play and aftercare

• Go back to the “world at large” without ruffling feathers

• …and, of course, answer the all-important question: What do you wear?!

The team of Harrington and Williams offers 30-plus years of experience in diverse kink communities: top, bottom and switch; gay, bi and  straight; female, male and trans; white and POC. Both former titleholders and international educators, they are an unbeatable pair of “sexual sherpas” with an inimitable voice and a great deal of wisdom. 

Playing Well With Others is an unprecedented and essential guidebook for anyone who wants to explore or understand the “community” aspect of the kink lifestyle.

PERMALINK
SF D/s Discussion Group
Monday, November 19, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA
Generally meets on the third Monday of each month, from 7:30-9:30pm
Doors open at 7:00pm; meeting starts at 7:30pm
Join us at the Center for Sex and Culture for a directed discussion—held in a spirit of fellowship and mutual respect, on matters pertaining to Mastery, slavery, Dominance and submission, with an emphasis on our M/s and D/s lives—among persons of a variety of backgrounds, views, sensibilities, and philosophies.
The meeting is open to adults having a sincere, positive, personal interest in M/s or D/s, and who agree to keep confidential, within their own dynamic, what transpires at the meeting. All roles, gender identifications, and orientations are welcome. Please RSVVEP(*) in the week preceding the meeting to either of these addresses:
Eric Arkouda — EArkouda@mailworks.org
SF D/s Discussion Group mailing list at SFDsDG@yahoogroups.com
A $5-$10 donation to our host, the CSC, is requested.
SFDsDG Meeting Dates in 2012 Nov19 Dec17
* RSVVEP: Repondez si vous voudriez ecirctre preacutesente, “respond if you’d like to attend”, a statement of desire to attend. Please send this in if there’s a 50% chance of your being able to attend; for my gathering of rough numbers, and saying hello.
It is ok to redistribute this official description.
Home: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFDsDG
Image by Library Vixen

SF D/s Discussion Group

Monday, November 19, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA

Generally meets on the third Monday of each month, from 7:30-9:30pm

Doors open at 7:00pm; meeting starts at 7:30pm

Join us at the Center for Sex and Culture for a directed discussion—held in a spirit of fellowship and mutual respect, on matters pertaining to Mastery, slavery, Dominance and submission, with an emphasis on our M/s and D/s lives—among persons of a variety of backgrounds, views, sensibilities, and philosophies.

The meeting is open to adults having a sincere, positive, personal interest in M/s or D/s, and who agree to keep confidential, within their own dynamic, what transpires at the meeting. All roles, gender identifications, and orientations are welcome. Please RSVVEP(*) in the week preceding the meeting to either of these addresses:

Eric Arkouda — EArkouda@mailworks.org

SF D/s Discussion Group mailing list at SFDsDG@yahoogroups.com

A $5-$10 donation to our host, the CSC, is requested.

SFDsDG Meeting Dates in 2012 Nov19 Dec17

* RSVVEP: Repondez si vous voudriez ecirctre preacutesente, “respond if you’d like to attend”, a statement of desire to attend. Please send this in if there’s a 50% chance of your being able to attend; for my gathering of rough numbers, and saying hello.

It is ok to redistribute this official description.

Home: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFDsDG

Image by Library Vixen

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