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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Upcoming Events

This weekend is fully-packed with exciting events, but widely separated, so it will be hard to choose between the Rodeo in Palm Springs, Phurfest in Phoenix, and the very first Long Beach Leather Pride (details below).  If you stick around town, the long-awaited men-only Meet and Beat will be on Friday evening, and the Cigars & Boots event is on Sunday afternoon. Even if you don't smoke or wear boots, it's a hell of a nice event that I never miss. 

Since the last few times I announced this went so well, I'll do it again:

If you care about the future of our community, if you want to make a difference, if you want to work to make San Diego's Tribe even better, then you might want to arrive an hour early (at 4PM) at the Redwing on Sunday.  Last month, we had a big crowd of men who gathered around one dinky little table. It was funny, but kind of heart-warming. NOBODY wanted to leave that table and be separated, so we formed a huge circle, shoulder to shoulder, with the table several feet away in the center. We were all of one mind, and it was a perfect example of how our town has changed for the better. This Sunday, I'll be making some proposals for some big events (a year or so away) that will require some teamwork and coordination. We also finalizing the plans for some surprising, different stuff coming up in the next few months that hasn't been mentioned in public yet.

If you haven't been out much lately, you're perfectly normal, and there is nothing wrong. We all tend to get caught up in the daily grind, we get tired, we get distracted. On the other hand, if you do come out to one of our events, you'll find that you have a high likelihood of being pleased about it afterward. If anything, the Tribal spirit is growing even stronger, and the level of trust has been increasing. The men who have been involved in FMSD events the longest, tend to be the happiest guys around.

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* Events marked with an asterisk are mixed male/female events, usually hosted by Club X, which is a very large, very reputable and very wonderful pansexual club in San Diego. FMSD is focused on gay-male interests, always and forever, but we also support all other local kinky groups that may attract some of our members. Everybody can use some brotherhood!

April 29-May 1 - Combined Palm Springs/San Diego Rodeo in Palm Springs

April 29-30 - Long Beach Leather Pride & Mr. Long Beach Leather Contest

April 28-May 2nd; Phoenix Phurfest 2011

Friday, April 29, 8:30PM-1AM: MEN-ONLY FRIDAY NIGHT BEAT AND GREET, downtown, hosted by Bryan Teague - American Leatherboy 2010, tiger - Ms San Diego Leather 2010, caryl - San Diego's premier Sea Monkey Trainer, and Mike Underwood - San Diego's very own Curmudgeonly teddy bear. The Men-Only version is on the FIFTH Friday of each month, such as July 29, September 30, and (possibly) December 30th for 2011.

Sunday, May 1, 5-8PM: CIGARS & BOOTS at Redwing, hosted by California LeatherSir Miles B. First Sunday of each month, out on the patio at Redwing. Unbelievably congenial crowd… Like nothing you've ever seen. The perfect Gentlemen's Club vibe. You'd think these men have been best friends for decades, and there's room for more, so come on over and mingle freely…

Wednesday, May 4, 9PM: PUPPY NIGHT at the Eagle, hosted by Pup DragZ and San Diego Puppy Play (SDPP). First Wednesday of each month.

Friday, May 6, 7PM: SDLOG monthly educational meeting: EROTIC ELECTRIC PLAY

* May 7: Saturday Intensive (advanced) Workshops held from 12 noon to 5:30pm at Joyce Beers.  Topics will be Consensual Slavery, Trust and Faith in the Master/slave Dynamic, and You Hit Like a Girl: Dispelling the Myths of size, gender and strength in Impact Play.
 
* May 8: Leather/BDSM Motorcycle Run - Salton Sea ride in May, tigerboisd@yahoo.com for info
 
Saturday, May 7, 9PM-2AM; BearNight Dance at Numbers. $5 cover. First Saturday of each month. Lots of leathermen attend this event…

Friday, May 13, 9PM-1AM: DRESS IT UP/STRIP IT DOWN at the Eagle. This has become the biggest fetishmen event in San Diego every month!  As many as 300 men come cycling through the bar during the course of this event on the second Friday of each month, and many of us are dressed (or undressed) to impress!  Here are a few reviews, if you haven't been to one yet. This month's theme is WEARING AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE, so, if you're not shy, we really want to see it.  Here are some pictures from OctoberFebruaryMarch and April. Notice how HAPPY everybody is. You deserve to be that happy too.

May 19, 8-11PM; Yellow Hanky Night at the Eagle. Third Thursday of each month.

* Friday, May 20, 8:30PM-1AM: FRIDAY NIGHT BEAT AND GREET, downtown, hosted by Bryan Teague - American Leatherboy 2010, tiger - Ms San Diego Leather 2010, caryl - San Diego's premier Sea Monkey Trainer, and Mike Underwood - San Diego's very own Curmudgeonly teddy bear. Third Friday of each month.

May 21-22; Long Beach Pride

May 27 - May 30; International Mr. Leather 2011 weekend in Chicago.

* June 4: Club X Play Party featuring Simon Blaise presenting "Blaise Wrap" -- Cling Play/Polyvinyl Suspensions

June 10-12; Los Angeles Pride


June 25-26; San Francisco Pride

July 15-17, San Diego Pride 

July 28-30; International Leather Sir/boy/Community Boot Black in San Francisco, leading into...



August looks pretty open, but September includes Vegas Pride and Folsom Street Fair. Then, Palm Springs Pride is followed by Palm Springs Leather Pride in November.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Upcoming Events

Newest Posting - Welcome aboard!

Now that we've achieved a friendly, unified vibe in our local Tribe, it's time to make plans together to decide what we want to accomplish together in the next few years.  I'm putting out the call for an Action Team to brainstorm fresh, new ideas so that we can build some really big (but inexpensive) events that will add greatly to San Diego's status.  I've got quite a few ideas myself, but I want to hear from like-minded men who want to see even better days for us all. Just drop me a note at FetishMenSanDiego@gmail.com if you'd like to be on the team. We need all kinds of talents, personalities and ideas.  I'll be hosting a social event for participants soon.

In a week or so, I'll be teaching flogging and other techniques at the Beat and Greet (details below). If you've had any curiosity on the topic, this is a great opportunity to check it out in a safe, welcoming environment!

The LGBT Resource Center at UCSD is hosting an educational panel on BDSM on May 12 from 5-7pm.  If you're interested in sharing your experiences, fill out the survey here: http://tinyurl.com/BDSMpanel.  They are trying to put together a diverse panel, and are specifically short on men.

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April 21, 8-11PM; Yellow Hanky Night at the Eagle. Third Thursday of each month.

April 29-May 1 - Combined Palm Springs/San Diego Rodeo in Palm Springs

April 29-30 - Long Beach Leather Pride & Mr. Long Beach Leather Contest

April 28-May 2nd; Phoenix Phurfest 2011

Friday, April 29, 8:30PM-1AM: MEN-ONLY FRIDAY NIGHT BEAT AND GREET, downtown, hosted by Bryan Teague - American Leatherboy 2010, tiger - Ms San Diego Leather 2010, caryl - San Diego's premier Sea Monkey Trainer, and Mike Underwood - San Diego's very own Curmudgeonly teddy bear. The Men-Only version is on the FIFTH Friday of each month, such as July 29, September 30, and (possibly) December 30th for 2011.

Sunday, May 1, 5-8PM: CIGARS & BOOTS at Redwing, hosted by California LeatherSir Miles B. First Sunday of each month, out on the patio at Redwing. Unbelievably congenial crowd… Like nothing you've ever seen. The perfect Gentlemen's Club vibe. You'd think these men have been best friends for decades, and there's room for more, so come on over and mingle freely…

Wednesday, May 4, 9PM: PUPPY NIGHT at the Eagle, hosted by Pup DragZ and San Diego Puppy Play (SDPP). First Wednesday of each month.

Friday, May 6, 7PM: SDLOG monthly educational meeting: EROTIC ELECTRIC PLAY

Saturday, May 7, 9PM-2AM; BearNight Dance at Numbers. $5 cover. First Saturday of each month. Lots of leathermen attend this event…

Friday, May 13, 9PM-1AM: DRESS IT UP/STRIP IT DOWN at the Eagle. This has become the biggest fetishmen event in San Diego every month!  Approximately 300 men come cycling through the bar during the course of this event on the second Friday of each month, and many of us are dressed (or undressed) to impress!  Here are a few reviews, if you haven't been to one yet. This month's theme is WEARING AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE, so, if you're not shy, we really want to see it.  Here are some pictures from OctoberFebruaryMarch and April. Notice how HAPPY everybody is. You deserve to be that happy too.

Friday, May 20, 8:30PM-1AM: FRIDAY NIGHT BEAT AND GREET, downtown, hosted by Bryan Teague - American Leatherboy 2010, tiger - Ms San Diego Leather 2010, caryl - San Diego's premier Sea Monkey Trainer, and Mike Underwood - San Diego's very own Curmudgeonly teddy bear. Third Friday of each month.

May 21-22; Long Beach Pride

May 27 - May 30; International Mr. Leather 2011 weekend in Chicago.

June 10-12; Los Angeles Pride


June 25-26; San Francisco Pride

July 15-17, San Diego Pride 

July 28-30; International Leather Sir/boy/Community Boot Black in San Francisco, leading into...



August looks pretty open, but September includes Vegas Pride and Folsom Street Fair. Then, Palm Springs Pride is followed by Palm Springs Leather Pride in November.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

SDLOG Workshop May 6 - Erotic Electrical Play


Friday May 6- 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Joyce Beers Center
1230 Cleveland St
San Diego, Ca

You can find the Joyce Beers Center between the Tera and Aladdin's restaurants on Vermont St.
Please note:  This is a Men's only meeting

SDLOG is proud to present Erotic Electrical Play,  presented by Officer Wes.  

About our class:
May 6 will be a fun class covering erotic electrical.  We'll have
extensive gear on hand and will cover equipment, safety do's and
don'ts, and generally have a good time.  Plus, we have a very special
demo bottom.  :  )

About our presenter:
Officer Wes began fantasizing about erotic electrical at age 11.
Imagine his thrill when he discovered the actual gear as an adult.  >:
)  He has been presenting on electricity for nearly 20 years and is
the author of the electrical chapter of the upcoming book Edgeplay and
Power Exchange.  He is credited as an influence in the books Protocol
Handbook for the Leather Slave and Master/slave Relations, and is open
to having a slave in service.  More information about Officer Wes can
be found at 
www.officerwes.com.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Upcoming Events

If you haven't been to the Meet And Beat at the downtown play-space (details below), you owe yourself a treat by checking it out.  It's not a huge space, but it's moderated so that it doesn't get too crowded. It's not a sex thing, it's a percussion-play thing, primarily.  It's a great way to learn all about various kinky techniques, both from the top and bottom end.  There's one this Friday, and if I wasn't already committed to attend my sister's third wedding this weekend, I'd be downtown for sure.  I will be certain to attend to the Men-Only version of the same event at the end of the month.  I plan to be teaching flogging, whipping and paddling techniques. I've taught over 800 people since 1977, so you can be pretty certain that you'll be treated well, and will learn a lot. I invite you to come along!  The last time that we did this, it was incredibly comfortable, and we all bonded closer as friends.

Anthony's fundraiser this last Saturday was a big success, helping Anthony get halfway to his final goal. The crowd was superbly comfortable and unified, just like all San Diego leather events these days.  I plan to pass around the hat for Anthony at any events that I attend between now and late May, because we need to send him off in the best possible financial shape to represent us at the International Mr. Leather Contest.  I plan to ask nicely, rather than picking folks up by their ankles and shaking them until the money drops out of their pockets!  There might be a few kinky websites dedicated to activities exactly like that. :->  Anthony can be reached at mr_sdleather2010@hotmail.com if you'd like to throw him a few shekels privately.

FetishMenSanDiego is at "only" 932 members right now - I always aim at adding even more, but I'm still getting the hang of the diabetes thing. I run out of energy long before I run out of men to invite!

We will be needing volunteers to help man the FMSD information table within the Leather Realm during the San Diego Pride Festival in mid-July. There will be short, two-hour shifts, so you will have plenty of time to explore and enjoy Pride during the weekend. We will need men to answer questions, direct newbies to local experts who can assist them, and gather emails for the FMSD mailing-list. I'll have more details later, but I wanted to put folks on notice that there will be a serious request coming up later.

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Friday, April 15, 8:30PM-1AM: FRIDAY NIGHT BEAT AND GREET, downtown, hosted by Bryan Teague - American Leatherboy 2010, tiger - Ms San Diego Leather 2010, caryl - San Diego's premier Sea Monkey Trainer, and Mike Underwood - San Diego's very own Curmudgeonly teddy bear. Third Friday of each month.

April 16-17; Phoenix Pride

April 21, 8-11PM; Yellow Hanky Night at the Eagle. Third Thursday of each month.

April 28-May 2nd; Phoenix Phurfest 2011

Friday, April 29, 8:30PM-1AM: MEN-ONLY FRIDAY NIGHT BEAT AND GREET, downtown, hosted by Bryan Teague - American Leatherboy 2010, tiger - Ms San Diego Leather 2010, caryl - San Diego's premier Sea Monkey Trainer, and Mike Underwood - San Diego's very own Curmudgeonly teddy bear. The Men-Only version is on the FIFTH Friday of each month, such as July 29, September 30, and (possibly) December 30th for 2011.

Sunday, May 1, 5-8PM: CIGARS & BOOTS at Redwing, hosted by California LeatherSir Miles B. First Sunday of each month, out on the patio at Redwing. Unbelievably congenial crowd… Like nothing you've ever seen. The perfect Gentlemen's Club vibe. You'd think these men have been best friends for decades, and there's room for more, so come on over and mingle freely…

Wednesday, May 4, 9PM: PUPPY NIGHT at the Eagle, hosted by Pup DragZ and San Diego Puppy Play (SDPP). First Wednesday of each month.

Friday, May 6, 7PM: SDLOG monthly educational meeting: ELECTRIC PLAY

Saturday, May 7, 9PM-2AM; BearNight Dance at Numbers. $5 cover. First Saturday of each month. Lots of leathermen attend this event…

Friday, May 13, 9PM-1AM: DRESS IT UP/STRIP IT DOWN at the Eagle. This has become the biggest fetishmen event in San Diego every month!  Approximately 300 men come cycling through the bar during the course of this event on the second Friday of each month, and many of us are dressed (or undressed) to impress!  Here are a few reviews, if you haven't been to one yet. This month's theme is AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE, so, if you're not shy, we really want to see it.  Here are some pictures from OctoberFebruaryMarch and April. Notice how HAPPY everybody is. You deserve to be that happy too.

May 21-22; Long Beach Pride

May 27 - May 30; International Mr. Leather 2011 weekend in Chicago.

June 10-12; Los Angeles Pride


June 25-26; San Francisco Pride

July 15-17, San Diego Pride 

July 28-30; International Leather Sir/boy/Community Boot Black in San Francisco, leading into...



August looks pretty open, but September includes Vegas Pride and Folsom Street Fair. Then, Palm Springs Pride is followed by Palm Springs Leather Pride in November.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

SDLOG Workshop May 6 - Erotic Electrical Play

Friday May 6- 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Joyce Beers Center
1230 Cleveland St
San Diego, Ca

You can find the Joyce Beers Center between the Tera and Aladdin's restaurants on Vermont St.
Please note:  This is a Men's only meeting

SDLOG is proud to present Erotic Electrical Play  presented by Officer Wes.  

About our class:
May 6 will be a fun class covering erotic electrical.  We'll have
extensive gear on hand and will cover equipment, safety do's and
don'ts, and generally have a good time.  Plus, we have a very special
demo bottom.  :  )

About our presenter:
Officer Wes began fantasizing about erotic electrical at age 11.
Imagine his thrill when he discovered the actual gear as an adult.  >:
)  He has been presenting on electricity for nearly 20 years and is
the author of the electrical chapter of the upcoming book Edgeplay and
Power Exchange.  He is credited as an influence in the books Protocol
Handbook for the Leather Slave and Master/slave Relations, and is open
to having a slave in service.  More information about Officer Wes can
be found at www.officerwes.com.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Upcoming Events

We have three events to look forward to this week, now that SD Leather Pride is done for the year;  Puppy Night on Wednesday, FMSD's DRESS IT UP/STRIP IT DOWN on Friday, and Anthony's IML fundraiser on Saturday (details below). 

We're currently at 916 members, and I'd be very surprised if we don't add at least 35 more by Sunday. People are joining as fast as they can, because it's plain to see that something special is happening, and everybody wants to be on a winning team.

Let's review RULE #1 for all FMSD events: Let's all be nice to the the newest guys.  It's natural to us as humans, to want to greet our buddies and spend happy time with them, but the new, shy faces among us are crucial and valuable too. Make the assumption that the new guys have something desirable to contribute, and take on some "Julie Cruise Director" duties for a while. This is precisely why our events are so danged joyful and friendly… Everybody is warm, welcoming and happy. Who wouldn't want to fit in and be part of that Tribal Vibe?

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I'm hearing some incredibly positive things about the BEARS DANCE at Numbers each month, and I'm asking for reviews (good or bad) to be sent back to me at FetishMenSanDiego @ gmail.com - It helps others decide whether they want to attend, and may possibly help the organizers plan for bigger crowds.

-=-=-=-=- UPCOMING EVENTS -=-=-=-=-

Wednesday, April 6, 9PM: PUPPY NIGHT at the Eagle, hosted by Pup DragZ and San Diego Puppy Play (SDPP). First Wednesday of each month.

April 8-10; Leather Leadership Conference in Los Angeles

Friday, April 8, 9PM-1AM: DRESS IT UP/STRIP IT DOWN at the Eagle. This has become the biggest fetishmen event in San Diego every month!  Approximately 300 men come cycling through the bar during the course of this event on the second Friday of each month, and many of us are dressed (or undressed) to impress!  Here are a few reviews, if you haven't been to one yet. This month's theme is FULL LEATHER. If you've got it, we really want to see it. Before much longer, it'll be too hot to get fully layered up! Here are some pictures from OctoberFebruary and March. Notice how HAPPY everybody is. You deserve to be that happy too.

Saturday, April 9; 4-7PM: Anthony's IML Fundraiser/Cigar Social at Bourbon Street. 

April 16-17; Phoenix Pride

April 21, 8-11PM; Yellow Hanky Night at the Eagle. Third Thursday of each month.

April 28-May 2nd; Phoenix Phurfest 2011

Sunday, May 1, 5-8PM: CIGARS & BOOTS at Redwing, hosted by California LeatherSir Miles B. First Sunday of each month, out on the patio at Redwing. Unbelievably congenial crowd… Like nothing you've ever seen. The perfect Gentlemen's Club vibe. You'd think these men have been best friends for decades, and there's room for more, so come on over and mingle freely…

Friday, May 6, 7PM: SDLOG monthly educational meeting: ELECTRIC PLAY

Saturday, May 7, 9PM-2AM; BearNight Dance at Numbers. $5 cover. First Saturday of each month. Lots of leathermen attend this event…

May 21-22; Long Beach Pride

May 27 - May 30; International Mr. Leather 2011 weekend in Chicago.

June 10-12; Los Angeles Pride


June 25-26; San Francisco Pride

July 15-17, San Diego Pride 

July 28-30; International Leather Sir/boy/Community Boot Black in San Francisco, leading into...



August looks pretty open, but September includes Vegas Pride and Folsom Street Fair. Then, Palm Springs Pride is followed by Palm Springs Leather Pride in November.