PERMALINK
Leather Workshop: Make Your Suspension Cuffs
Tuesday, April 30 2013
7:30pm - 10:30pm

Location: Center for Sex &Culture1349 Mission St, SF (btw 9 &10th St)Cost: $55 for Janus members and reciprocal organizations, $65 for all others (includes material fee)Dress code: Whatever makes you feel goodwww.wepay.com/events/soj-presents-leather-workshopPlease RSVP to Events@soj.org to reserve your spot.Prepayment will guarantee you a spot.Remember, this workshop is limited to 15 people.**About our program **This is a hands-on workshop where you will make your own suspension cuffs.Dominants: Nothing impresses a submissive more than a display of competence and creativity.Submissives: Few things show your devotion to the practice of submission more than crafting an implement with your own hands.Why buy something someone else has made, when you can make your very own to use with play partners?This is for those who are completely new to leatherworking or who have limited experience. We will learn the basic skills needed to make simple suspension cuffs. This is part of an ongoing Janus series of leatherworking workshops. The skills you learn in this class can be built upon in later classes to make different types of cuffs, collars, leashes, paddles, floggers, corsets, etc - only your imagination is the limit!The program may run overtime depending on the drying times for the leather.**About the Instructor:**RoughCutLeather ( fetlife.com/users/530901) has been a crafter and teacher for many years. Leather became an obsession ten years ago and he hasn’t looked back since. Teaching others to create their own toys and seeing the smiles on their faces is the best part of his work. Teaching classes at the Society of Janus, Citadel, Kink Unlimited, and smOdyssey has given him a firm base in the Bay Area Kink scene.**About the Society of Janus**The Society of Janus is a not-for-profit, all volunteer, San Francisco-based education and support organization devoted to the art of hot, safe, consensual and non-exploitative BDSM.Janus provides an opportunity to meet others with similar interests in a safe, relaxed atmosphere. Janus is an organization open to persons of all genders, sexual orientations, roles, and experience levels. Janus also provides a chance to get involved with the greater SF Bay Area BDSM community.More information on Society of Janus: www.soj.orgPlease note: You do not need to be a member to attend. Janus Programs are open to all attendees 18 years of age and older who have a personal, positive interest in BDSM.
 
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Leather Workshop: Make Your Suspension Cuffs
Tuesday, April 30 2013

7:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: Center for Sex &Culture
1349 Mission St, SF (btw 9 &10th St)
Cost: $55 for Janus members and reciprocal organizations, $65 for all others (includes material fee)
Dress code: Whatever makes you feel good



www.wepay.com/events/soj-presents-leather-workshop

Please RSVP to Events@soj.org to reserve your spot.
Prepayment will guarantee you a spot.
Remember, this workshop is limited to 15 people.

**About our program **

This is a hands-on workshop where you will make your own suspension cuffs.

Dominants: Nothing impresses a submissive more than a display of competence and creativity.
Submissives: Few things show your devotion to the practice of submission more than crafting an implement with your own hands.

Why buy something someone else has made, when you can make your very own to use with play partners?

This is for those who are completely new to leatherworking or who have limited experience. We will learn the basic skills needed to make simple suspension cuffs. This is part of an ongoing Janus series of leatherworking workshops. The skills you learn in this class can be built upon in later classes to make different types of cuffs, collars, leashes, paddles, floggers, corsets, etc - only your imagination is the limit!
The program may run overtime depending on the drying times for the leather.

**About the Instructor:**

RoughCutLeather ( fetlife.com/users/530901) has been a crafter and teacher for many years. Leather became an obsession ten years ago and he hasn’t looked back since. Teaching others to create their own toys and seeing the smiles on their faces is the best part of his work. 
Teaching classes at the Society of Janus, Citadel, Kink Unlimited, and smOdyssey has given him a firm base in the Bay Area Kink scene.

**About the Society of Janus**

The Society of Janus is a not-for-profit, all volunteer, San Francisco-based education and support organization devoted to the art of hot, safe, consensual and non-exploitative BDSM.

Janus provides an opportunity to meet others with similar interests in a safe, relaxed atmosphere. Janus is an organization open to persons of all genders, sexual orientations, roles, and experience levels. Janus also provides a chance to get involved with the greater SF Bay Area BDSM community.

More information on Society of Janus: www.soj.org

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

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