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Hypno Exploratorium

Kink Exploratorium: An Intimate Hypnosis Session

Dispel shyness and self consciousness to confidently pursue what you want.  Build the confidence to dominate, or the trust to submit.  Hypnosis is a way to emphasize and focus your motivations, instilling awareness of personal power and free will. This Exploratorium will be limited to a group of about a half-dozen participants.  It’s a time for each participant to experience …

Exploratorium 4: Mummification

Kink Exploratorium 4: Mummification

New Date! This Exploratorium has been rescheduled to November 24. We will provide hands-on experience in mummification using materials that are easy to obtain and use. This is a form of bondage in which the bottom experiences the full restriction of being wrapped, but has the option to break out at any time. The kind of experience the bottom has …

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DFA Pride Parade Contingent

Come on out and march with DFA and other local fetish/affiliate groups (PSLOD, FetishMenSanDiego, Desire, Bears of Coachella Valley, and The Barracks) in this year’s Palm Springs Pride Parade. The parade will step off at 10 am on Sunday, November 3 from Baristo and Palm Canyon Drive. Once we receive our contingency number we will have a clearer idea of …

Fetish in the Outfield

Fetish in the Outfield 2013

Come join the second annual Palm Springs Pride Leather Realm set within the Palm Springs Pride Festival. This year’s Festival takes place from 11 am – 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3, at Palm Springs Stadium. Tickets are $15 each day or $25 for a weekend pass. Seniors (60+), youth 12-17 and students (18-24 with ID) …

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Pride Week Erotic Reading

The tradition continues! Once again Alex Ironrod offers the premiere reading of his latest BDSM mystery at Gear Leather & Fetish as a salute to Palm Springs’ Leather Pride and Gay Pride Weekends. This year, the free in-store event will be at 6 pm on Wednesday, November 6. After the reading, Alex will chat with the audience and sign copies …


The Best Is Yet To Come

Why are mental health disorders important the leather, kink, fetish, and BDSM community?  They affect the way we socialize, the way we learn, and the way we play. We use the word brotherhood to describe our relationships with each other.  This word is meaningless unless there is action behind the word.  If we are truly brothers, we should take care …

BDSM 101

Kink Exploratorium 3: BDSM 101

For the absolute beginner, the merely curious, or even the old hand looking to meet some new people, a friendly and relaxed introduction to the fundamental elements of Bondage/Domination/Sadism/Masochism. In addition to learning how to get the BDSM experiences you want and how to have a great time safely, there will be demonstrations and hands-on learning of basic bondage, Dominant/submissive …

Hypno Exploratorium

Hypnosis Exploratorium Follow Up

A hypnotist is like the Wizard of Oz.  He has no magic but by asking you to do things you did not know that you could do you find that you already have what you are longing for. Chris was the first volunteer and the star of the night.  I asked him to stand facing me, take a couple of …

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First Annual FetishMen’s Family Reunion in San Diego

Now that there are FetishMen clubs in San Diego, Palm Springs and Los Angeles, with brothers from all over Southern California finding better and better reasons to bond together as brothers, it’s time for us to come together for a REALLY BIG, superb and INEXPENSIVE event. Bring air-mattresses, sleeping-bags and bedding down to San Diego, preferably ride-sharing when you travel. Why? …

Exploratorium 2: Hypnosis

Kink Exploratorium 2: Hypnosis

I went to a leather/uniform lunch dressed in a black leather police uniform. I mingled in the crowd of men, not knowing anyone. A cute young man gazed at me with a sheepish grin. I stepped toward him, smiling back. I let myself slip into a self-hypnotic calm. I observed him relaxing with me. Stretching out my arm, I place …

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