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Shared space: Let's stop the kvetching in 2020

Shared space: Let's stop the kvetching in 2020

  • by Race Bannon
  • Dec 18, 2019

The Powerhouse also held its inaugural Ms. Powerhouse Leather contest recently. I'm using both new contests here as an illustrative point that San Francisco's leather bars are now officially shared space. Welcome to the modern queer leather bar.

Nice packages:  Sexy holiday gifts for a loved one, or yourself

Nice packages: Sexy holiday gifts for a loved one, or yourself

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Dec 11, 2019

If you're like many people who want to improve their sex and love quotients in the upcoming year, here are few selections for some sexy gifts, whether hung by a chimney or wrapped up with care.

Leather: Gifts with meaning

Leather: Gifts with meaning

  • by Race Bannon
  • Dec 4, 2019

Two events I attended this week made me consider giving gifts with meaning as we approach this holiday season; a grassroots fundraising effort for the victims of a recent Castro fire, and the annual Light in the Grove fundraiser.

Thankfully kinky

Thankfully kinky

  • by Race Bannon
  • Nov 20, 2019

It's that time of year again when we're all preparing to be thankful. Thanksgiving is around the corner and many of us will gather with family or friends, kinky or otherwise, and hopefully enjoy the holiday pondering that for which we're thankful.

'Drummer' redux: famed leather magazine gets a reboot

'Drummer' redux: famed leather magazine gets a reboot

  • by Race Bannon
  • Nov 6, 2019

Any man who traveled within the gay leather world of the late 1970s to '90s likely read or knew of Drummer magazine. The last issue of Drummer was published in 1999, until now. Drummer is back. In early October a new iteration of the magazine debuted.

Leather Events, November 8-23, 2019

Leather Events, November 8-23, 2019

  • by Race Bannon
  • Nov 6, 2019

As autumn chills, leather warms. There's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

Leather: Fantasy costumes as kink

Leather: Fantasy costumes as kink

  • by Race Bannon
  • Oct 23, 2019

Since we're approaching Halloween, when many kinksters meld the erotic with what they wear in unique and alternative ways, this holiday gives many of us the opportunity to delve deeper into donning a wider range of sexual fantasy representations.

Kink Etiquette: Collars, conversation and correct cordiality in kink

Kink Etiquette: Collars, conversation and correct cordiality in kink

  • by Race Bannon
  • Oct 9, 2019

Being polite and having good manners will get you a long way in life. The same goes for kink. All manner of sexual outlaw creature might be great erotic fantasy, but even the most full-throttle players need to abide by standards of basic human decency.

10 Tips for Folsom newbies - Navigating the sexy street fair for optimum fun

10 Tips for Folsom newbies - Navigating the sexy street fair for optimum fun

  • by Race Bannon
  • Sep 25, 2019

Folsom Street Fair is just days away. Among the crowd will be throngs of people who have traversed past Fairs multiple times. For them, it's an annual gathering for which they already know the ins and outs.

Leather Events, August 23 — September 8, 2019

Leather Events, August 23 — September 8, 2019

  • by Race Bannon
  • Aug 20, 2019

Even after the Mr. SF Leather contest, there are plenty more events for leather and other kinksters.

Here we go again: Mr. SF Leather 2020 contest crowns kinksters

Here we go again: Mr. SF Leather 2020 contest crowns kinksters

  • by Race Bannon
  • Aug 20, 2019

The Mr. San Francisco Leather and San Francisco Bootblack 2020 contest took place this past weekend. You might be thinking "Didn't we just have this contest in March?" You would be correct. That was for the 2019 titleholders.

Leather: Collective Compersion - Expanding our erotic lexicon

Leather: Collective Compersion - Expanding our erotic lexicon

  • by Race Bannon
  • Aug 7, 2019

It seems that every day the word compersion makes its way further into daily discourse. While its usage is by no means pervasively common, at least not yet, I've noticed it being uttered verbally or in print much more often lately.

Leather Events, August 8-23, 2019

Leather Events, August 8-23, 2019

  • by Race Bannon
  • Aug 7, 2019

Even after our local street fair, Up Your Alley, there are still many kink and leather events to enjoy in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Leather Events, July 25 — August 10, 2019

Leather Events, July 25 — August 10, 2019

  • by Race Bannon
  • Jul 24, 2019

Welcome to the second-busiest leather-kink weekend in the Bay Area, where there's always a lot going on for leather and other kinksters.