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Leather Pride Workshop Series: Kink EDU

Here's more information of the upcoming Leather Pride Workshop Series, to be held next Saturday.

What:  Free educational workshops, lectures & discussion panels
When:  Saturday, October 28 from 1pm-4pm
Where:  The LGBT Community Center
               (Across the street from Denny’s in North Palm Springs)
              1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
              Palm Springs, CA 92262




1pm-2pm: Beyond Obedience

The One & Only SlaveMaster

A mutual review of the techniques used for slave development & how the life lessons learned might apply to each of us. Pick up his book by the same name, Beyond Obedience, to learn more.    


1pm-2pm: Whips in the Park(ing lot)

Peter Fiske, Drew Kramer & Lady Scarlett Sin

Whips in the Park is a Palm Springs original! For first timers & enthusiasts. Throw single tail whips in a fun, casual & friendly environment. Suggested wear: Sunglasses & a hat with a brim.


1pm-2pm: Writing Hard

Robert Zigmont, Alex Ironrod & Tim Brough

Writers of BDSM & Master/slave fiction read from their works & talk about what inspires them.


2pm-3pm: Scent of a Man

Dr. Alex Del Rosario

Discusses what emerging scientific investigation of human pheromones influences sexual attraction, and why you really should think twice before washing your armpits.


2pm-3pm: Leather Tradition & Consent Culture

Lady Scarlett Sin & Geoff Millard

Didactic discourse with attendees. Explore actions & policies centered around providing a safe space for all members of the Leather community.


3pm-4pm: The Adult Entertainment Business: Breaking in & Staying in

Micky Mackenzie

Learn about getting started and staying in the game, and the game we’re talking about is porn.


3pm-4pm: Getting Started: Everything You Need to Know about BDSM in an Hour

Drew Kramer

Learn the basics of bondage, role-play, and percussion play; how to find willing victims, show them a good time, & do it safely.


Sponsored by:

20th Century Print
Palm Springs’ newest bookstore
Palm Canyon Galleria #6
457 North Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262


For all other Leather Pride events and tickets, visit the new website,

Submisssion Mini Cover

2017 DFA Book Club Pride Week Erotic Reading


A Pride Week Tradition

It's the annual DFA Book Club Pride Week Reading! Join local author Alex Ironrod as he presents an excerpt from his latest work, SUBMISSION.  The event takes place on Wednesday, November 1 at 6 pm at Gear.

About Submission

SUBMISSION is the story of two men whose lives become intertwined in the BDSM world of today’s Los Angeles and Palm Springs.

Tarquin Charlton is an executive in the entertainment industry and a natural Master, who has learned from experience how to demand regular sexual services from the slaves he has trained. Paul Everest has evolved into the ideal submissive at the hands of a series of demanding Tops.

With bondage and branding, hoods and shackles, Tarquin molds Paul into the slave he requires, and Paul falls in love with him. But what happens when the Master’s emotions become involved?

SUBMISSION offers a feast of explicit sexual experiences and erotically charged characters as this tale of bondage, mental as well as physical, races to a challenging and surprising ending.

Read more.


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