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Playing with gender: Erotic expressions that break binaries

Playing with gender: Erotic expressions that break binaries

  • by Race Bannon
  • Apr 21, 2020

Bending and manipulating gender is not historically in my sexual wheelhouse. So, I put out a call to some friends and acquaintances asking if anyone would be willing to share their experiences playing with gender expression as part of their erotic lives.

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • Apr 15, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.

Going solosexual: Keeping an erotic spark alive

Going solosexual: Keeping an erotic spark alive

  • by Race Bannon
  • Apr 7, 2020

How to handle sexual urges in social distancing? Let technology give you a helping hand, as it were. But even solo-sex online needs precaution.

Sex in the era of COVID-19

Sex in the era of COVID-19

  • by Race Bannon
  • Mar 25, 2020

Well, life has sure changed in the past two weeks. COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, has affected all of us dramatically, certainly for the short term.

Leather: Contests -and kink- in context

Leather: Contests -and kink- in context

  • by Race Bannon
  • Mar 10, 2020

while there are intersections between contests and other elements of kink, the contest world can effectually be a unique kink unto itself. Is it a fetish? I'm not sure, but it's been suggested it is or can be. What can we do to improve them?

Leather Events, March 12-29, 2020

Leather Events, March 12-29, 2020

  • by Race Bannon
  • Mar 10, 2020

Peruse the many events going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters. But due to public health concerns, some events may be cancelled or postponed. Contact the venue(s) in advance.

Leather: Embracing change and honoring history - Team Friendly's re-brand, 15 Association's 40th

Leather: Embracing change and honoring history - Team Friendly's re-brand, 15 Association's 40th

  • by Race Bannon
  • Feb 26, 2020

The national outreach program makes an update, and the venerable 15 Association celebrates four decades.

Leather Events, February 27 — March 15, 2020

Leather Events, February 27 — March 15, 2020

  • by Race Bannon
  • Feb 26, 2020

From dance nights to workshops, fetish play nights to rubber contests, there's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

That's how you do it! Ms. San Francisco Leather, SoMa Bar Crawl at Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District

That's how you do it! Ms. San Francisco Leather, SoMa Bar Crawl at Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District

  • by Race Bannon
  • Feb 12, 2020

The Ms. San Francisco Leather 2020 contest and the SoMa Bar Crawl are among the events covered by our Leather columnist.

Leather Events, February 13-29, 2020

Leather Events, February 13-29, 2020

  • by Race Bannon
  • Feb 12, 2020

In addition to workshops, play nights and the 15 Association anniversary, you'll find plenty of events in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

10th annual readers' poll starts

10th annual readers' poll starts

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 29, 2020

This year marks the 10th annual Bay Area Reporter readers' poll, the Besties, and voting begins Thursday, January 30.

Leather Events, January 30 — February 16, 2020

Leather Events, January 30 — February 16, 2020

  • by Race Bannon
  • Jan 29, 2020

Leather feels great on these chilly days and nights, and there's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

Leather: That's a shame -  Live and let kink

Leather: That's a shame - Live and let kink

  • by Race Bannon
  • Jan 29, 2020

Within the radical sex and relationships communities in which I navigate, there are few things that spark my anger more than shaming, which, in kink communities, is far too prevalent.

Leather or bust: Sipping up suds at Sunday's 'gay church'

Leather or bust: Sipping up suds at Sunday's 'gay church'

  • by Race Bannon
  • Jan 15, 2020

Ask a local San Francisco leather person what they're doing on a Sunday afternoon and you'll often here them say they're going to the beer bust. That typically means the weekly Sunday SF Eagle beer bust.