Desert Fetish Authority News

Book Club to Re-Launch Next Week

From Matt and Alex:

We hope that you’ve enjoyed your summer, whether here or away, and that you found time to do some reading on the beach, on the plane, in the woods, in the car, on the train, in the resort, in your bedroom, on your patio, wherever.

As we announced during the summer, our first meeting of the new season will be held on Saturday, September 7. It will be at Alex and Hank’s home in Cathedral Canyon again. We’ll be starting at 7 pm (not 6:30) to avoid the sun on their terrace. As usual there will be beer and water and some special nibbles.

At the end of last season we suggested that those interested in fiction find their own erotic book, chapter or short story and be prepared to talk about it. For non-fiction fans, the selection was S/M101 by Jay Wiseman [Greenery Press].

We will need two volunteers to read a selection from their book/story of choice and tell us why they chose it. Alex is glad to help with the readings.

Welcome back to the warmth of the desert! See you on September 7 – and bring your ideas for future DFA book club meetings. These are your events. Tell us what you like to do or hear! You can also invite – or better­ – bring your friends.

Please send a message to to let us know that you’re coming, so we have a count of numbers. You’ll get the directions to Alex and Hank’s place when you RSVP.

DFA Planning Session Next Week

At the last Planning Session, we decided to hold future sessions on the first Thursday of the month. That way people who attend and facilitate the Discussion Group will no longer have commitments two days in a row during the second week of the month.

That means our next Planning Session will be held on Thursday, September 5 at 7 pm at the LGBT Center. Planning Sessions are where DFA members discuss and assess current activities and brainstorm about the future. Everybody’s welcome! Want to help build our fetish and gear community? Got an idea for something fun? Join us!

Saints and Sinners Party

We don’t have any activities scheduled this Labor Day weekend, but PSLOD and the Palm Springs Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have something fun planned! Check it out!

Ice in the Heat Canceled

The Ice in the Heat Chastity Event scheduled for October 18-20 has been canceled by its organizers. They hope to hold the event next summer instead.