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Kink and the Law

Sex laws vary from nation to nation and state to state. In a world where a consensual BD/SM act is a judgment call away from a Domestic Violence charge, you need to know how to avoid risks and misunderstandings. How real can your uniform be without impersonating an officer? How far can you go without risking endangerment? Guest speaker Andrew …

DFA Third Anniversary Party

Bound for Fun: Third Anniversary Party

Gear up and join us at The Barracks on Saturday, March 7 from 9 pm to midnight for Bound For Fun!, our third anniversary party! This year is all about friends, fetish and fun, and features our outrageous Tie2Win Contest. Join with other party goers to create a unique piece of rope bondage art. We’ll give everyone a souvenir length …

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Modern Consensual Slavery: A Journey of the Obedient Heart

About the Event Sponsored by Desert Fetish Authority and its Power Dynamics Group Date: Monday, February 2, 2015 Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm Location: LGBT Center Belardo Building (Food Bank), 610 S. Belardo Suite 500, Palm Springs Cost: Donation to The Center Speaker: SlaveMaster Questions and RSVP: Nicktanc@yahoo.com   The Presentation SlaveMaster will be speaking about consensual slavery, based on …

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‘Reach Out on Recon’ Awareness Campaign

DFA exists to bring kinky guys together in real-life settings away from internet hook-up sites, but that doesn’t mean we can’t harness the power of our web profiles to tell guys about our brotherhood. If you’ve got a Recon account, join our new awareness campaign as a DFA Ambassador. It’s easy! Just throw a few extra words into your profile! …

Whips in the Park, November 2014

Whips in the Park: November Wrap-Up

The first Whips in the Park of the new season took place Sunday, November 16. Here’s Drew’s wrap-up. “A beautiful day for throwing whips and a good turnout! Guys with decades of experience were happy to give some pointers to first timers, and Spike, a first timer, sure showed himself to be a natural whipsman with a lot of promise.” …

Men's Discussions

Discussion Group: November Wrap-Up

Our latest Men’s Discussion Group took place on November 14. 12+ men showed up for a great discussion on body issues as they pertain to cruising, comfort in one’s skin, self-esteem and how we look in gear. The conversation went everywhere, from total acceptance of one’s body all the way to reservations due to aging, weight and culture. We also …

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Pride Week Annual Erotic Reading

After a summer hiatus the DFA Book Club zooms back to life with a special event, open to everyone, at Gear Leather & Fetish on Wednesday November 5 at 6pm. Last year Alex Ironrod read excerpts from LEATHER DAYS, his second novel involving LAPD homicide detectives and partners Mark Farrell and Dan Fortunato in a gay BDSM murder mystery set …

Drew Kramer

Next Cycle of Magister Circles Forming

From Drew Kramer: Heading home from a meeting of the Magister Circle, I saw that I needed gas, so I stopped at the Arco at Vista Chino and Sunrise.  After futzing with the payment kiosk, I opened up my tank, put the nozzle in, and started pumping.  That was when I pissed my pants.  I was wearing light colored hiking …

Idea Lab

DFA Idea Lab

Every other month on the first Thursday at 7 pm, guys who are interested in creating DFA events and activities get together at the LGBT Center to coordinate schedules and seek advice, feedback and support. (Double check our calendar for dates.) We used to call these meet ups planning sessions, but that implied we had some sort of central group …

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Power Dynamics Group

Master/slave, Daddy/boy, Alpha/sub: We are forming a group of men who are engaged in or have an interest in any connection between men that involves the exchange of obedience for responsibility, as in a Master/slave, Daddy/boy, etc. The purpose of this group is to foster support, connection, understanding and growth by providing a safe accepting environment for like-minded men who …

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