Desert Fetish Authority News

Fourth Friday Reminder

This Friday is the fourth one of the month, which means that it’s time for the next installments of our Leather/Fetish Open Discussion Group and DFA Night at the Tool Shed! The Discussion Group kicks off at 7 pm at the LGBT Center. DFA Night at the Tool Shed follows it, but is now starting at 9.

Kink Exploratorium 3: BDSM 101

Kink Exploratorium is our series of hands-on kink learning experiences. Session 3 is BDSM 101, an afternoon-long bonding and learning session:

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 role play, and how to smack a man around some and how to get smacked around some and enjoy it.

No more risk or danger than your basic Tupperware Party, and there will be a snack!  Wear comfortable clothes (boots encouraged!) and bring an open mind.

Your Instructor

The instructor for the workshop is Drew Kramer. Drew did his best to represent the leather/kink community here in the Desert at International Mr. Leather in 2011 as Mr. Palm Springs Leather.  If you’ve been to the Tool Shed this past season, his was the smiling face greeting you at the door on Saturday Nights. Drew was active with GMSMA  (Gay Male SM Activists) while he lived in New York City, and is now a member of Desert Fetish Authority and Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert. He has done BDSM education at several events on various topics over the years, including CLAW (Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend), TESFest in NYC, and for GMSMA events.

The Details

BDSM 101 will be held on Sunday, July 21 from 12:00 noon to 3:30 pm at the LGBT Center of the Desert. A $10 donation is requested to cover the cost of supplies (everybody gets rope to take home!) and the room, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Kink Exploratorium 2 Wrap-Up

And speaking of Exploratoriums, wanna know how our second session on hynosis went? Check out this wrap-up -- and offer to do more!