Desert Fetish Authority News

BDSM 101 Update

Something that we left out of last week’s BDSM 101 announcement is that to insure the best experience for participants, this Exploratorium will be limited to 25 guys. It seems like there’s a lot of interest, so if you’d like to take part, be sure to reserve your spot by contacting Drew Kramer at

First Friday HIV Testing

Once again, this Friday, July 5 from 2-5 pm Gear will be hosting its monthly First Friday HIV Testing. It’s painless, it’s free and it’s conducted by kinky people just like you. You’ll even get a gift for participating! Read more about it here.

DFA Planning Session Next Thursday

Got an idea for a geared-up activity that you'd like to make happen? Well, now's your chance!!

The next Desert Fetish Authority Planning Session is coming next Thursday, July 11 at 7 pm at the LGBT Center. All are welcome to attend, no matter what your experience level. We're a relaxed group of men sharing a sense of brotherhood in the fetish world and making plans to turn good ideas into great events!

Book Club Summer Hiatus

From Alex and Matt:

At our meeting at the beginning of June, we decided to take a break during the heat of July and August and gather again for our monthly meeting on Saturday September 7.

But since we didn't want guys to feel deprived during the summer, we've suggested two choices to keep up your reading habits:

SM 101 by Jay Wiseman [Greenery Press] was selected for non-fiction addicts. You can read the whole book or two or three chapters, and come prepared to talk about them. Matt may be able to help with copies of selections from the book.

For fiction lovers, you can select your own erotic book, chapter or short story. We want to invite two willing members to read a suitable section from their choice to the rest of us at the September meeting -- and to discuss this choice.   

We'll be back in good time with the details for September, so mark the evening of  the 7th in your diary or where ever -- and enjoy the summer heat.

An Invitation

The Sixth Annual Deserters Weekend Run is being held at Chaps Inn in Palm Springs Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18, 2013. All 15 Association members and friends are invited to this very UNofficial Southern California event featuring advanced BDSM/Fetish play around the pool and meals on Friday and Saturday night. For more information, contact Peter Fiske or phone 760-323-1918.