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Thursday, July 12, 2018

San Diego Pride Issue!

Table of Contents
SAN DIEGO PRIDE ISSUE!

I. Leather Contingents
II Leather Realm
III. Upcoming Community Events
VI: From Me to You


I. Leather Contingents at Pride Parade

Hosted by Mr. San Diego Leather 2018, Doriam Couto and Ms. San Diego Leather 2018
From the Facebook event page:  The Leather Contingents queue up in Lots 70-72

To All in our Leather/Kink/Fetish and Sex-Positive communities:

San Diego has a very special community who welcome you with open arms to join us for San Diego Pride and the San Diego Pride Parade!

Please join our 2018 San Diego Leather Titleholders in beautiful San Diego on Saturday, July 14, 2018, and show your PRIDE by walking with the Leather Contingent in the San Diego Pride Parade.

The parade kicks off on Saturday, 11:00 a.m., and ends just in time to visit the Pride Festival grounds and the Leather Realm in beautiful Balboa Park in San Diego. Join us in the staging area for the pre-Pride party from 9:30 a.m. onward--more information coming soon!

We are so looking forward to spending time, spirit and PRIDE with you!

General information/tickets for San Diego Pride can be found here: www.sdpride.org

For questions or additional information, feel free to contact
> Doriam - MisterSDL2018@Gmail.com or Mr. San Diego Leather 2018, Doriam Couto
> Kira - MsSDL2018@Gmail.com or Ms. San Diego Leather 2018
> Shilo - SDBootBlack2018@Gmail.com or San Diego Bootblack 2018, Shilo Vix
> Jody - Mr. San Diego Eagle 2018

II. The Leather Realm within the Pride Festival

From the Leather Realm site: www.sandiegoleatherrealm.com

In 20+ years, the San Diego Leather Realm has grown to become a 28,000+ square foot lushly landscaped, age-restricted area of The San Diego Pride Festival.
The Leather Realm opens its’ doors for 16+ hours of education and fun, hosting 10k to 12k attendees during the annual 2 day Festival every July.

Our mission is one of educational outreach. We are a group of cross-community and club volunteers dedicated to providing visibility, awareness and communication of Safe, Sane and Consensual play, Leather, BDSM, Fetish, and Kink Life Styles through hands-on demonstration areas, workshops, community organizations, and alternative lifestyle friendly businesses.

Our goal is to provide support in the eradication of stereotypical misconceptions within and about the lifestyle choices of the Leather /BDSM /Fetish /Kink /Alternative communities at large.

Our pursuit of these goals is a welcoming and reassuring one. Feel free to try something new or stand back and watch. Come in and check us out. You just may find what you’ve been looking for.

III. Upcoming Community Events

Local

FetishMen SanDiego Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/FetishMenSanDiego
For information from Mr. San Diego Leather 2018, Doriam www.facebook.com/MrSDL2018
For news from Jody, Mr. San Diego Eagle 2018 www.facebook.com/MrSanDiegoEagle2018
For upcoming events at the San Diego Eagle www.facebook.com/groups/255559724621047

Regional / National

Wet'N Hot July 20-22 (Palm Springs)  wetnhot.net
Up Your Alley / Dore Alley July 29, 2018 (San Francisco)  www.folsomstreetfair.org
Folsom Street Fair September 30, 2018 (San Francisco)  www.folsomstreetfair.org

VI: From Me to You

My leather Daddy, Daddy Barry, had a motorcycle accident July 2nd riding home from Palm Springs.  He is lucky to be alive.

My thanks to the lady who lay with him on the highway, bloodiness and all, and cradled him until the ambulance arrived, reassuring him that he would be okay.  My thanks to the emergency staff for getting his wounds tended and his broken left femur set.  Melissa for all the assistive aids after he was discharged home.  Sereana for something she did.  Leather boy Michael for coming and Daddy-sitting so that I could go to yoga last night.  And especially my thanks to our leather family:  slave frank has in particular been invaluable with his nursing background.  dogslave bobby has been doing what he can amidst a very busy work time.  

Love to you all.

In uniform,

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Swap Meet + Flogging, Cigars & Boots + Bootblacks, Leather Realm

Table of Contents

I. Friday July 6:
Swap Meat + Pup Mosh at Mo's
Flogging Friday at Eagle
II. Saturday July 7:
Cigars & Boots at Pecs

Bootblack Social at Eagle
III. More Upcoming Community Events
IV: Member Submissions
V: From ME to YOU

I. Friday July 6

Swap Meat + Pup Mosh
Friday July 6, 2018
7PM - 9PM
Urban Mo's
308 University Ave., San Diego, CA  92103

Friday July 6th is the Bi-Monthly Swap Meat at Urban Mo's! What is the Swap Meat? It's a Cruising and Social party where people from around San Diego bring their used and old Leather, toys, and gear to Sell, Buy, and Trade to find new homes for them! The Swap Meat is from 7-9!  Afterwards head to Flogging Friday at the Eagle.  See below for more info.

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FMSD Flogging Friday
Friday July 6, 2018
9PM - 11+PM
3040 North Park Way, San Diego, CA  92104

Friday July 6th is also Flogging Friday!  This monthly social happens the first and third Friday of each month at the Eagle from 9-11+PM.


II. Saturday, July 7


Cigars & Boots
Saturday July 7, 2018
4PM - 7PM
PECS
2046 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104


The first Saturday of every month 4-7PM. Cigars, tobacco pipes, cigarettes, and dip welcome. You don't have to be a tobacco enthusiast to enjoy the socializing!





Bootblack Social


Saturday July 7, 2018
10PM - 1AM
3040 North Park Way, San Diego, CA  92104

Join our local Leather community to celebrate our (often) unsung heroes, the Bootblacks! On Saturday, July 7th meet with us at the San Diego Eagle and meet your local Leather Care Experts and enjoy a night of fundraising, games, prizes and debauchery! See the San Diego Eagle and Mr. San Diego Leather 2018 Facebook pages for more details.

III.  Upcoming Events

IV: Member Submissions

Continuing a new section for us, if you have an ad, shout out, etc. you'd like to include into the blog posts, you can email fmsd@officerwes.com and I will do my best to include them! This includes anything leading to personal blogs, reaching out to brothers for individual meetups or trying to schedule events!

V: From ME to YOU

My thanks to Doriam Couto for his tireless efforts on behalf of FMSD.  With his Mr. San Diego Leather 2018 title travels keeping him even busier than before he asked for someone to help keep our blog current.  It is my goal to get something out about every two weeks.

Our workshops have been dark while we are between meeting venues.  Tom's Place is presently rented out, and the farther recent venue just didn't work out.  If you have ideas or leads, please let Doriam, Scott, Papa Tony or me know.

In uniform,
Officer Wes

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Looking for Volunteers

Howdy Gentleman! This is a shorter post, but please look forward to a longer one (as per usual) later this week!

With Desire coming to a close, the folks over at the compound could use some help unloading the dungeon equipment. If you're available, please reach out for the address. They'll be arriving around 2:30 and will provide dinner. (Plus! They were our generous hosts for this weekends party!)

I (Doriam) am looking for someone to take over keeping the blog current. The schedule of events is put together pretty well in advance, but with the limited time we on the Leadership team have between travel, work, family and such we've let the blog slip through our fingers.

If you are interested in helping Me/Us with the blog, please reach out to me directly at DoriamFMSD@GMail.com

Thank you!

In Service,
Doriam C

Friday, June 8, 2018

TONIGHT, Saturtday 9 June '18: The Boys Will Play!

Everything is more exciting when it's Last Minute!


The Leather Realm at San Diego Pride, Fetish Men San Diego, and Mr. San Diego Leather 2018 proudly present:

The Boys Will Play
A Play Party & Fund Raiser

Join us on Saturday, June 9th for a 6 Hour Play Party at the Compound in San Diego! This venue is partially outdoors, but with an indoor dungeon space for your enjoyment. Snacks and refreshments will be provided, and proceeds will go to benefit the Leather Realm at San Diego Pride as well as the Mr. San Diego Leather title fund in producing future events locally!

Purchase your tickets by going to:


Have further questions or looking for a way to volunteer? Contact Doriam at MisterSDL2018@GMail.com!


  • The Leather Realm's mission is one of educational outreach. They are a group of cross-community and club volunteers dedicated to providing visibility, awareness and communication of Safe, Sane and Consensual play, Leather, BDSM, Fetish, and Kink life styles through hands-on demonstration areas, workshops, community organizations, and alternative lifestyle friendly businesses.
  • Fetish Men San Diego (est. 06/2010) values Brotherhood, Integrity, Service and Respect above all things. Our mission is to instill these values in our community by being the best examples of them that we can be. FMSD provides a learning and social environment for Leathermen of all experience levels by producing 3+ Monthly events, and a series of play parties supporting San Diego's few, local venues.
  • Mr. San Diego Leather 2018, Doriam Couto, is an advocate for Leather history and tradition specifically regarding how Leathermen and Leatherwomen have carved a path for budding Leatherfolk and LGBTQ+ people to express themselves in the manner we do today. His platform, #LetsWalkTogether is a promise to share space with our Leather Brothers & Sisters who feel alone because of circumstance out of their control.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

THIS SATURDAY: The Boys Will Play!

Everything is more exciting when it's Last Minute!


The Leather Realm at San Diego Pride, Fetish Men San Diego, and Mr. San Diego Leather 2018 proudly present:

The Boys Will Play
A Play Party & Fund Raiser

Join us on Saturday, June 9th for a 6 Hour Play Party at the Compound in San Diego! This venue is partially outdoors, but with an indoor dungeon space for your enjoyment. Snacks and refreshments will be provided, and proceeds will go to benefit the Leather Realm at San Diego Pride as well as the Mr. San Diego Leather title fund in producing future events locally!

Purchase your tickets by going to:


Have further questions or looking for a way to volunteer? Contact Doriam at MisterSDL2018@GMail.com!


  • The Leather Realm's mission is one of educational outreach. They are a group of cross-community and club volunteers dedicated to providing visibility, awareness and communication of Safe, Sane and Consensual play, Leather, BDSM, Fetish, and Kink life styles through hands-on demonstration areas, workshops, community organizations, and alternative lifestyle friendly businesses.
  • Fetish Men San Diego (est. 06/2010) values Brotherhood, Integrity, Service and Respect above all things. Our mission is to instill these values in our community by being the best examples of them that we can be. FMSD provides a learning and social environment for Leathermen of all experience levels by producing 3+ Monthly events, and a series of play parties supporting San Diego's few, local venues.
  • Mr. San Diego Leather 2018, Doriam Couto, is an advocate for Leather history and tradition specifically regarding how Leathermen and Leatherwomen have carved a path for budding Leatherfolk and LGBTQ+ people to express themselves in the manner we do today. His platform, #LetsWalkTogether is a promise to share space with our Leather Brothers & Sisters who feel alone because of circumstance out of their control.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Swap Meat, Gear Weekend, and MORE!

Table of Contents

I. Swap Meat + Pup Mosh
II. Gear Weekend @ The Eagle
III. Upcoming Community Events
IV: Workshop Recap!
V: Member Submissions
VI: From ME to YOU

I. Swap Meat + Pup Mosh

This Friday (tomorrow) is the Bi-Monthly Swap Meat at Urban Mo's! What is the Swap Meat? It's a Cruising and Social party where people from around San Diego bring their used and old Leather, toys, and gear to Sell, Buy, and Trade to find new homes for them! The Swap Meat is from 7-9, leading in to Gear Weekend at the San Diego Eagle!


This one will be bigger than the last two and feature a Puppy Play Mosh! If you've ever been interested in Pup Play, whether that be as a Handler/Owner or as a Pup, this is a great way of taking a look at this style of play!

Master's Cap
Uniform - Tan


Additionally, this year's Mr. San Diego Leather (Doriam Couto) and San Diego Bootblack (Shilo Vix) will be hosting their own table filled with Leather Goods and products to kick off their Regain, Restore, and Redistribution project for their title year! Here's a sneak peak at some of the items they'll have on their table! For more information, scroll down to "From YOU to ME!"

II. Gear Weekend at the San Diego Eagle


FMSD Gear Night
Friday  May 18, 2018
9PM - Midnight
San Diego Eagle
3040 North Park Way, San Diego, CA 92104

Fetish Men is BACK with our Monthly Fetish Social at the Eagle! This month, we are taking advantage of the events already happening that lead up to International Mr. Leather 40 and International Mr. Bootblack 26 next weekend! Join FMSD from 9 to Midnight at the San Diego Eagle for our Gear Social! We will have a few bootblacks present to tend to your Leather and Gear, Doriam and Odin will be behind the bar slingin' drinks, and you'll get the chance to hang out with your Brothers in Leather! It's also #JockstrapFriday so when it gets a little warm in your gear, you can check your gear into the back and strut your stuff! If you are so inclined, you can support our local Leather boys San Diego organization by purchasing Jello Shots for $1/each! This is a great opportunity to bring out the gear you get at the Swap Meat and get it tended to by our community Bootblacks!



RUFF DAWG Gear Social & Fundraiser
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Starts at 9PM
San Diego Eagle
3040 North Park Way, San Diego, CA 92104

Join this year's Mr. San Diego Eagle (Jody) in hosting RUFF DAWG a Gear Social and Fundraiser at the San Diego Eagle! This event is a fundraiser to benefit Youth Services at the Center! MrSDE18 will have gear present to auction/raffle off, so be sure to stop in and see what great new items you might pick up for yourself!




III.  Upcoming Events


FMSD: Gear Night @ The Eagle!
Friday, May 18, 2018
9PM to Midnight
San Diego Eagle
Cost: Support the venue, otherwise FREE!

MrSDE2018: RUFF DAWG @ The Eagle
Saturday, May 19, 2018
9PM to Midnight
San Diego Eagle
Cost: Support the venue, otherwise FREE!


IMrLBB Weekend
Wednesday, May 23 - Monday, May 28
Chicago, Illinois
Cost: See IMrL.com

MrSDL2018: GREENHORN takes over KICKERS
Saturday, June 9, 2018
[LINK]
8PM to 10PM
Kickers @ Urban Mo's
Cost: Free to attend, please support the venue!
Description: Greenhorn is this year's Mr. San Diego Leather's major project in trying to make Leather more visible and inclusive to Leatherfolk under the age of 35 and People of Color! Each month, Doriam will host a Leather takeover at traditionally queer spaces (Mo's, Flicks, the Rail, etc.) to draw attention to our Leather community and to welcome people who may otherwise have had no idea the community exists!

The event is open to EVERYONE, with the primary focus being the enrollment of people who have felt alone in our spaces! For more information, email MisterSDL2018@GMail.com and follow Mr. San Diego Leather 2018, Doriam Couto on Facebook!

IV: Workshop Recap!


Here's one of two new sections to the blog! A minor recap of our last workshop. This month we did a Food Play and Gunge (aka Wet&Messy) workshop led by Doriam! Won't go into too much detail, but here are a few photos for you!

We might have made Doriam into a Human Sundae... and it looks like he hated every minute of it.



V: Member Submissions


This is another new section for us, if you have an ad, shout out, etc. you'd like to include into the blog posts, you can email DoriamFMSD@GMail.com or FetishMenSanDiego@GMail.com and we will do our best to include them! This includes anything leading to personal blogs, reaching out to brothers for individual meetups or trying to schedule events!

VI: From ME to YOU


It's been a while since I did this, but From ME to YOU is back! I just wanted to say thank you to each of you who have supported me and Fetish Men San Diego along the way! It's been a great adventure so far, and I'm so proud to see the growth of this organization over the last year and a half.

This part is where I often babble about whatever is coming up on my end of the world so that it doesn't come up as a surprise. Right now, I am working on my Pin Run project which features my years hashtag, #LetsWalkTogether, for more information follow the hashtag link. Pins are $8 each and +$3 S&H. This goes to support Our Safe Place, a branch of San Diego Youth Services, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the SDLP2018 and SDLP2019 Titleholder Funds.


Additionally, Shilo and I have our personal title project to Reclaim, Restore, and Redistribute Leather with a History. Throughout the year, we will be partnering with Thrift Stores and local Leatherfolk to hear the stories of the Leather that they have collected over time, and bring new life and love to them. If you, or someone you know, has Leather or Fetish Gear that they no longer want/need, please have them reach out to me (MisterSDL2018@GMail.com) and I would love to find new homes for their gear. As a part of this movement, we try to get a bit of information about the history of the Leather's owner(s) so it can be shared with the new recipient.

Please feel free to reach out if you want to know more about any of these things!

In Service,
Truly,
Doriam C
Mr. San Diego Leather 2018
#LetsWalkTogether

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Today's Workshop + Potluck moved to Eagle

March 13th Workshop

Howdy Gentleman!

Because of the weather, we've changed the destination of today's workshop to the San Diego Eagle. 4-6 and it will be a potluck in addition to a workshop! See you there!!

This month, Doriam will be teaching a combination workshop on the following topics! These skills are SOFT skills, and he is temporarily naming the workshop, "How to get what, and who, you want."

Teasing & Flirting: This workshop is about all of the work that goes in BEFORE physical intimacy in the bedroom (or wherever you happen to be!). While the skills themselves are less "outward" than what we might traditionally teach, this workshop will allow attendees to explore themselves as sexual beings, while integrating exercises designed to leave you and other attendees craving more.

Food Play & Gunge: Gunge is play that involves being sticky, covered in goopy substances, and LOVING IT. Food Play often goes hand-in-hand! This workshop will teach how to incorporate different aspects of both of these fields into your play, as well as how to avoid some of the unwanted messes that come along with them. (There MIGHT be Lube Wrestling even!)



See you there, Gents!