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Friday, October 26, 2018

MrSDL2018 Presents SAFE WORD



Mr. San Diego Leather 2018, Doriam Couto, Presents:

SAFE WORD


Over the past several years working with Fetish Men San Diego, Doriam has had several requests for Male-Only Parties. Thus far he's helped produce a handful, and now brings you the most recent project, Safe Word.

On Saturday, November 24th from 9:00pm to 2:00, Doriam brings you Safe Word, a Men's Only Play Party. The Party will be hosted at House of Black in Miramar, San Diego, CA near Ballast Point Brewery. This is a private indoor venue with a smoking patio and seven rooms for play (photos below). The exact address will be provided with will-call.

Tickets are $20 each until Friday, November 9th via BrownPaperTickets, a secure ticketing website which produces a physical or electronic ticket at your discretion. When registering for your ticket this way, please include your First and Last name for the door list as well as a valid Email Address for any producer messages we may send out.

What You'll See:
The Main Dungeon is equipped with Two St. Andrew's
Crosses, a Sling, Cage and Massage Cage.

Your All-Inclusive ticket covers cost of admission, food, drink, and use of the venue the night of November 24th from the kick off of the party until the close. This event is for all levels of players and all kinks/fetishes. Some things you might see include: 
  • Bondage
  • Flogging/Whips
  • Rope Play
  • Puppy and Pet Play
  • Suspension
  • Piss Play and Fisting
  • Sex
  • etc.

Dress Code:

Dress Code for the event is best described as "Where what makes you feel sexy". Leather, fetish gear, uniforms*, pup gear, and nudity are all welcome and encouraged! But if you don't have any, solid t-shirt and jeans with boots is more than welcome! Don't have that either? Wear whatever you like.

Clothes check WILL be available.

Note: Please be aware that there may be folks in boots in the dungeon space, as such I recommend close-toed shoes.


ALL INCLUSIVE

For only $25 Dollars ($20 Early Bird until 11/09!) means:
  • Dungeon Space
  • Play Demos
  • Kink and Fetish Performances
  • Themed Dungeon Rooms and Equipment
  • Snack Foods and Drink Provided
  • Shower w/ cleaning equipment**
The Party will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 9:00pm to 2:00am Doors will close at 12:00AM sharp! House of Black is located in Miramar, between the 805 and 15 freeways near Ballast Point Brewery. The Venue is a 3000 sq.ft. fully-equipped dungeon facility with 7 rooms for attendees to play in. Exact address will be provided with in the weeks preceeding the event; please use a valid email address when registering.

Interested in Volunteering or have questions? Email MisterSDL2018@GMail.com. Volunteers receive $5 off f their admission for each hour of volunteer work they are available for. 

Resource Links:

Facebook Event Link
Note: do to the nature of this event, don't expect a lot of response this way.
Mr. San Diego Leather 2018 on Facebook
Email Me for more Information

* Nazi and German-Style uniforms are discouraged.
** Please be prepared ahead of time, these should only be used for spot checking as needed.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

PS Leather Pride, Halloween, SAFE WORD, more

Upcoming Events

  • Creatures of the Night: Queer Halloween Dance Party 
    9pm-2am Sunday October 28
    Brick by Brick, 1130 Buenos Ave, San Diego, CA 9211
  • San Diego Cigars & Boots (monthly, 1st Saturday) www.facebook.com/groups/sdcigarsandboots
    4-7pm, November 3
    Pecs Bar, 2046 University, San Diego, CA  92104
  • GREENHORN - Geared Up Tour of North Park November 10
    Hosted by Mr. San Diego Leather 2018, Doriam Couto
    Greenhorn is BACK, this time we're going out to tour our local Queer Spaces in our gear! So here we go with a Gear Invasion of North Park! Wear what makes you feel (legally) sexy and have pride! Leather, Rubber, Latex, Sports Gear, Pup Gear, Neoprene, Suit and Tie Fetish, whatever makes you feel sexy! ALL ARE WELCOME!! Keep up with this event (and my title page on Facebook) to see which bars we'll be going to at what time! The event kicks off at 7:00 giving attendees time to grab a bite to each before we make our way to the next venue at 8, third venue at 9, and last venue at 10! If you have questions about the local Leather community, this is a great, low-stress, way of seeing what community has to offer! Contact Doriam (MisterSDL2018@GMail.com) for more information.
  • LL Bear Dance Party Saturday November 17, 2018 9:30pm+
    RICH's San Diego, 1051 University Ave San Diego CA 92103

  • Mr. San Diego Leather 2018 Doriam Couto brings you...
    SAFE WORD
    A Men's Play Party
    November 24, 2018
    House of Black
    Tickets through Brown Paper Tickets to maintain privacy, $20 until November 9th at Midnight. $25 after that.  Follow Doriam's title page for more info as it becomes available.

Local event pages

Regional / National

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Party Sunday, plus Swap Meat, Harness and more

Table of Contents

I. FMSD End of Summer Party

II. Lots of Upcoming Events



I. FMSD End of Summer Party
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 2PM to 6PM
Location: "Tom's Place" in Hillcrest

Men:  Tom has graciously opened his back yard to us again. Join your Leather Brothers for a potluck social, a double feature of movies about "Tom of Finland", and bring a towel for the pool! 

Location:
 "Tom's Place", Email FetishMenSanDiego [at] GMail.com for address no later than the day prior to the event. We might not check the email account the day of the event.

See you there!


First Feature: "Daddy and the Muscle Academy" (1991)


Daddy and the Muscle academy (1991) Summary on IMDB
TOM OF FINLAND is one of the gay world's few authentic icons. His drawings have had an enormous influence on gay identity - not only on the visual appearance of gay people, but also on their attitudes and self-understanding.

DADDY AND THE MUSCLE ACADEMY is the only film ever made with Tom of Finland. The film uses a variety of visual elements, including:

Tom of Finland in his own words. Tom tells his own life story, starting with his childhood in rural Finland, and going on to the influence on him of WWII, his drawings and his experience in the United States. Tom also describes his drawing method and explains the personal and professional motives behind his drawings.

A retrospective of Tom's drawings. There are hundreds of Tom's original works, starting with his early childhood drawings and first sketches. The development of Tom's photorealistic style is illustrated using images from various magazines, books and posters spanning five decades. Tom's last color originals are also included.
Tom's men and their stories. Leather men from different parts of the United States talk about how Tom's drawings have influenced their own lives. There are also interviews with fellow artists Etienne and Nayland Blake, Bob Mizer of the Athletic Model Guild and Durk Dehner of the Tom of Finland Foundation.

Daddy and the Muscle Academy shows how Tom of Finland's work passed from being the private fantasies of a man in Europe to underground images that shaped a generation's ideas of how a gay man could look and act. - Tom's work is a blueprint for the appearance and attitudes of gay men in the latter part of the 20th century.

Tom of Finland's ultimate leather men are known and seen all over the world. They are key icons of Western visual culture.


Second Feature: "Tom of Finland" (2017)

This is the movie at which we had a gear invasion at the Ken theater last year. Did you miss it while it was in the theaters or want to see it again? Enjoy the movie with your Leather Brothers!

Tom of Finland (2017) Summary on IMDB
Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual men around him, even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specializing in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work - made famous by his signature 'Tom of Finland' - became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

II. Upcoming Events

Local upcoming events
  • Fox and Friends - SWAP MEAT Friday October 12, 7-9pm
    Urban Mo's Bar & Grill, 308 University Ave. San Diego, CA  92103
    Buy/Sell/Trade your gear and meet others to connect over fetishes, toys & gear outside the phone apps.  Free to enter/$5 to sell.  Free tables provided.
  • HARNESS - Dirty Fun Friday October 12 10pm-2am
    Urban Mo's Bar & Grill, 308 University Ave. San Diego, CA  92103
  • Hot & Bothered - an LGBT Erotic Art Exhibition, Saturday October 13, 7-10pm
    2525 University Ave San Diego, CA  92104
    A one night celebration of LGBT erotic art from the past to the present, to benefit The Center's Youth Services. Silent auctions and art sales. Theme: LGBT Erotica. Leather, kink, fetish? What is your erotica?
  • FMSD End of Summer Party, Sunday October 14, 2018 (details at top)
  • San Diego Leather Roundtable - hosted by K Yew and Sereana Friday October 19, 2018
    Pleasures & Treasures 2525 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
    We will talk about the history and herstory that has shaped Leather into what we see today. Be prepared to confirm the things you know, and to learn a few things you didn’t! We look forward to seeing you there!
  • Ritual Steel - An Xtreme Tribal Experience, Saturday October 20, 2018
    Club X Website has the info:  http://clubxsd.org/News/Item/24
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ritual-steel-2-an-xtreme-tribal-experience-tickets-45568220775
    - An Xtreme Tribal Experience-
    Plan to gather with us again at the World Beat Center on Saturday, October 20th for a one-night event unlike anything else in Southern California. Join us for live drumming, ritual piercing, hook pulls, flesh suspension, and much more. In addition to our special guest Elwood Reid, the Executive Director of Edgewalkers and protege to Fakir Musafar, our team will include many noteworthy piercers and personalities. This event is intended to be the largest body-based ritual held in San Diego in the last decade.
  • LL Bear Dance Party Saturday October 20, 2018 9:30pm+
    RICH's San Diego, 1051 University Ave San Diego CA 92103
Local event pages
Regional / National

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Reminder: End of Summer Party next weekend; + local, regional events

Table of Contents

I. FMSD End of Summer Party

II. Upcoming Events



I. FMSD End of Summer Party
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 2PM to 6PM
Location: "Tom's Place" in Hillcrest

Men:  Tom has graciously opened his back yard to us again. Join your Leather Brothers for a potluck social, a double feature of movies about "Tom of Finland", and bring a towel for the pool! 

Location:
 "Tom's Place", Email FetishMenSanDiego [at] GMail.com for address no later than the day prior to the event. We might not check the email account the day of the event.

See you there!


First Feature: "Daddy and the Muscle Academy" (1991)


Daddy and the Muscle academy (1991) Summary on IMDB
TOM OF FINLAND is one of the gay world's few authentic icons. His drawings have had an enormous influence on gay identity - not only on the visual appearance of gay people, but also on their attitudes and self-understanding.

DADDY AND THE MUSCLE ACADEMY is the only film ever made with Tom of Finland. The film uses a variety of visual elements, including:

Tom of Finland in his own words. Tom tells his own life story, starting with his childhood in rural Finland, and going on to the influence on him of WWII, his drawings and his experience in the United States. Tom also describes his drawing method and explains the personal and professional motives behind his drawings.

A retrospective of Tom's drawings. There are hundreds of Tom's original works, starting with his early childhood drawings and first sketches. The development of Tom's photorealistic style is illustrated using images from various magazines, books and posters spanning five decades. Tom's last color originals are also included.
Tom's men and their stories. Leather men from different parts of the United States talk about how Tom's drawings have influenced their own lives. There are also interviews with fellow artists Etienne and Nayland Blake, Bob Mizer of the Athletic Model Guild and Durk Dehner of the Tom of Finland Foundation.

Daddy and the Muscle Academy shows how Tom of Finland's work passed from being the private fantasies of a man in Europe to underground images that shaped a generation's ideas of how a gay man could look and act. - Tom's work is a blueprint for the appearance and attitudes of gay men in the latter part of the 20th century.

Tom of Finland's ultimate leather men are known and seen all over the world. They are key icons of Western visual culture.


Second Feature: "Tom of Finland" (2017)

This is the movie at which we had a gear invasion at the Ken theater last year. Did you miss it while it was in the theaters or want to see it again? Enjoy the movie with your Leather Brothers!

Tom of Finland (2017) Summary on IMDB
Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual men around him, even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specializing in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work - made famous by his signature 'Tom of Finland' - became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

II. Upcoming Events

Local upcoming events


  • FMSD End of Summer Party, Sunday October 14, 2018 (details at top)

Local event pages



Regional / National



Sunday, September 30, 2018

Special Shout Out: Ruben's Earned Leathers


Ruben AKA Pup Smokey
receives his first earned leathers
from mentor Jerry Moreau
at FMSD social September 9

Jerry writes:
Pup received his first leathers to represent his dedication of his journey as a leatherman and his demonstration of service to others.  Several years ago Pup Smokey asked me to mentor him.  I took him on and his commitment to this journey began.  Smokey continues to grow and develop into the leatherman he is becoming.  He has been part of the leather and pup community for numerous years.  His service to the community has been through FMSD and the Leather Realm.

“Come to the edge," he said.
"We can't, we're afraid!" they responded.
"Come to the edge," he said.
"We can't, We will fall!" they responded.
"Come to the edge," he said.
And so they came.
And he pushed them.
And they flew.”
― Guillaume Apollinaire

Respectfully submitted in leather love,
Jerry Moreau


FMSD End of Summer Party
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 2PM to 6PM
Location: "Tom's Place" in Hillcrest


Men:  Tom has graciously opened his back yard to us again. Join your Leather Brothers for a potluck social, a double feature of movies about "Tom of Finland", and bring a towel for the pool!

Location: "Tom's Place", Email FetishMenSanDiego [at] GMail.com for address no later than the day prior to the event. We might not check the email account the day of the event.
See you there!


First Feature: "Daddy and the Muscle Academy" (1991)

Daddy and the Muscle Academy (1991) Summary on IMDB
TOM OF FINLAND is one of the gay world's few authentic icons. His drawings have had an enormous influence on gay identity - not only on the visual appearance of gay people, but also on their attitudes and self-understanding.

DADDY AND THE MUSCLE ACADEMY is the only film ever made with Tom of Finland. The film uses a variety of visual elements, including:

Tom of Finland in his own words. Tom tells his own life story, starting with his childhood in rural Finland, and going on to the influence on him of WWII, his drawings and his experience in the United States. Tom also describes his drawing method and explains the personal and professional motives behind his drawings.

A retrospective of Tom's drawings. There are hundreds of Tom's original works, starting with his early childhood drawings and first sketches. The development of Tom's photorealistic style is illustrated using images from various magazines, books and posters spanning five decades. Tom's last color originals are also included.
Tom's men and their stories. Leather men from different parts of the United States talk about how Tom's drawings have influenced their own lives. There are also interviews with fellow artists Etienne and Nayland Blake, Bob Mizer of the Athletic Model Guild and Durk Dehner of the Tom of Finland Foundation.

Daddy and the Muscle Academy shows how Tom of Finland's work passed from being the private fantasies of a man in Europe to underground images that shaped a generation's ideas of how a gay man could look and act. - Tom's work is a blueprint for the appearance and attitudes of gay men in the latter part of the 20th century.

Tom of Finland's ultimate leather men are known and seen all over the world. They are key icons of Western visual culture.

Second Feature: "Tom of Finland" (2017)


This is the movie at which we had a gear invasion at the Ken theater last year. Did you miss it while it was in the theaters or want to see it again? Enjoy the movie with your Leather Brothers!

Tom of Finland (2017) Summary on IMDB
Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual men around him, even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specializing in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work - made famous by his signature 'Tom of Finland' - became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

II. Upcoming Events

Local upcoming events

FMSD End of Summer Party, Sunday October 14, 2018 (details above)

Local event pages

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 Mr. San Diego Eagle 2018, Jody www.Facebook.com/MrSanDiegoEagle2018
For upcoming events at the San Diego Eagle www.Facebook.com/groups/255559724621047

Regional / National

Folsom Street Fair September 30, 2018 (San Francisco)  www.FolsomStreetFair.org

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

End of Summer Party: Potluck Social, Pool Party, "Tom of Finland" Double Feature

Table of Contents

I. FMSD End of Summer Party

II. Upcoming Events


I. FMSD End of Summer Party
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 2PM to 6PM
Location: "Tom's Place" in Hillcrest

Men:  Tom has graciously opened his back yard to us again. Join your Leather Brothers for a potluck social, a double feature of movies about "Tom of Finland", and bring a towel for the pool! 

Location:
"Tom's Place", Email FetishMenSanDiego [at] GMail.com for address no later than the day prior to the event. We might not check the email account the day of the event.

See you there!



First Feature: "Daddy and the Muscle Academy" (1991)


Daddy and the Muscle academy (1991) Summary on IMDB
TOM OF FINLAND is one of the gay world's few authentic icons. His drawings have had an enormous influence on gay identity - not only on the visual appearance of gay people, but also on their attitudes and self-understanding.

DADDY AND THE MUSCLE ACADEMY is the only film ever made with Tom of Finland. The film uses a variety of visual elements, including:

Tom of Finland in his own words. Tom tells his own life story, starting with his childhood in rural Finland, and going on to the influence on him of WWII, his drawings and his experience in the United States. Tom also describes his drawing method and explains the personal and professional motives behind his drawings.

A retrospective of Tom's drawings. There are hundreds of Tom's original works, starting with his early childhood drawings and first sketches. The development of Tom's photorealistic style is illustrated using images from various magazines, books and posters spanning five decades. Tom's last color originals are also included.
Tom's men and their stories. Leather men from different parts of the United States talk about how Tom's drawings have influenced their own lives. There are also interviews with fellow artists Etienne and Nayland Blake, Bob Mizer of the Athletic Model Guild and Durk Dehner of the Tom of Finland Foundation.

Daddy and the Muscle Academy shows how Tom of Finland's work passed from being the private fantasies of a man in Europe to underground images that shaped a generation's ideas of how a gay man could look and act. - Tom's work is a blueprint for the appearance and attitudes of gay men in the latter part of the 20th century.

Tom of Finland's ultimate leather men are known and seen all over the world. They are key icons of Western visual culture.


Second Feature: "Tom of Finland" (2017)

This is the movie at which we had a gear invasion at the Ken theater last year. Did you miss it while it was in the theaters or want to see it again? Enjoy the movie with your Leather Brothers!

Tom of Finland (2017) Summary on IMDB
Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual men around him, even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specializing in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work - made famous by his signature 'Tom of Finland' - became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

II. Upcoming Events

Local upcoming events

FMSD End of Summer Party, Sunday October 14, 2018 (details at top)

Local event pages

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 Mr. San Diego Eagle 2018, Jody www.Facebook.com/MrSanDiegoEagle2018

For upcoming events at the San Diego Eagle www.Facebook.com/groups/255559724621047

Regional / National

Folsom Street Fair September 30, 2018 (San Francisco)  www.FolsomStreetFair.org


Friday, September 14, 2018

Leather Events this weekend!





GREENHORN
Geared up bar tour of Hillcrest
Saturday, September 15, 2018
6:30 to 11PM

Greenhorn is BACK, this time we're going out to tour our local Queer Spaces in our gear! So here we go with a Gear Invasion of 4 Hillcrest Bars!

Wear what makes you feel (legally) sexy and have pride! Leather, Rubber, Latex, Sports Gear, Pup Gear, Neoprene, Suit and Tie Fetish, whatever makes you feel sexy! ALL ARE WELCOME!!

Keep up with this event to see which bars we'll be going to at what time! The event kicks off at 6:30 giving attendees time to grab a bite to each before we make our way to the next venue at 8, third venue at 9, and last venue at 10!

If you have questions about the local Leather community, this is a great, low-stress, way of seeing what community has to offer!

Contact Doriam (MisterSDL2018@GMail.com) for more information.




Discovering Leather:
"This is my story when I was new"
Sunday, September 16, 2018
12:00 to 2:00

For the person asking:
  • What's all this Leather business about?
  • Where did this all stem from?
  • How do I find a mentor?
  • How do I get to where you are?
  • Well, what are the right steps to do this whole thing? (spoiler: everyone's journey is different!)
  • Why should I care what someone spewing this supposed-history has to say about anything?

New people and veterans alike, I welcome you to join us at Pleasures and Treasures on Sunday, September 16th from 12-2 for Discovering Leather! Come meet local Leatherfolk and listen to them share a little about themselves, before lending themselves to YOU. Discovering Leather is about the attendees having a space to ask our panelists (4-6) whatever questions they may have regarding our local Leather culture, keeping in mind that no two Leather journeys are the same.

We ask that attendees keep any "One True Way" mindsets at the door. This workshop is hosted by a panel and is by no means the only way to "do" Leather. Each panelist will speak only of their experience and share their insight in hopes of giving you an idea of how to explore your own Leather Path.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Cigars & Boots + Potluck Social!

Table of Contents
I. Cigars & Boots
II. FMSD Potluck Social
III. Upcoming Events

I. Cigars & Boots

Saturday, September 1, 2018
4PM to 7PM
PECS Bar
2046 University Ave.

Join us this Saturday, September 1, 4-7pm, at Pecs Bar, 2046 University Avenue, San Diego, CA  92104 for socializing and fun.






II. FMSD Potluck Social


Sunday, September 9, 2018
5PM to 8PM
Brick Bar, Hillcrest, San Diego
Free to attend, support the venue

FMSD continues its new Monthly Potluck Socials! Settling in to Brick Bar in the heart of Hillcrest! Come Sunday, September 9 from 5PM to 8PM at Brick Bar on University Avenue and join your brothers in Leather on the back patio.

Please thank them by supporting the venue and/or tipping your bartenders for opening up the space for us! Please do not bring beverages (alcoholic or otherwise) as this IS a Bar, but food is MORE than welcome. We will have the back smoking patio for ourselves, and will invite a bootblack or two to take care of any gear that you might bring. Remember that this IS a public space, so please act and dress responsibly -- Leather and (street-legal) fetish gear is ALWAYS welcome.

See you then, Gentleman!

III. Upcoming Events

Local event pages




Regional / National



Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Power Exchange and a New Venue!

Table of Contents

I. XMen! Power Exchange Discussion
II. New Venue! FMSD Potluck Social
III. Upcoming Events

I. XMen! Power Exchange Discussion


Thursday, August 9, 2018
7PM to 9PM
Pleasures & Treasures
Free to Club X members, $5 Requested donation of non-members

Calling all Men who engage in or are curious about Power Exchange! This Thursday, join Doriam and Club X in presenting XMen!'s Power Exchange round table which will give all of our attendees a space to share their experience, ask their questions and hear from others who may be going through, or have gone through, similar bumps in their roads!

No experience required, we love curiosity and welcome all experience levels! See you there!

II. New Venue! FMSD Potluck Social


Sunday, August 12, 2018
5PM to 8PM
Brick Bar, Hillcrest, San Diego
Free to attend, support the venue

FMSD is back with our Monthly Potluck Socials! Settling in to a new venue in the heart of Hillcrest! Join us on Sunday, August 12 from 5PM to 8PM at Brick Bar on University Avenue and join your brothers in Leather on the back patio.

I'm excited to announce Brick Bar's willingness to play with us going forward! Please me thank them by supporting the venue and/or tipping your bartenders for opening up the space for us! Please do not bring beverages (alcoholic or otherwise) as this IS a Bar, but food is MORE than welcome. We will have the back smoking patio for ourselves, and will invite a bootblack or two to take care of any gear that you might bring. Remember that this IS a public space, so please act and dress responsibly -- Leather and (street-legal) fetish gear is ALWAYS welcome.

See you then, Gentleman!

III. Upcoming Events

Local upcoming levents

Local event pages



Regional / National


In Service,
Doriam Couto

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Late July edition

Table of Contents

I. Cigars & Boots
II. Upcoming Community Events

I. Cigars & Boots

This gathering for cigar lovers and boot lovers is a monthly event held on the first Saturday of each month from 4-7pm.  There will be a bootblack present, so bring boots you'd like blacked.

Join us this Saturday, August 4, 4-7pm, at Pecs Bar, 2046 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104 for socializing and fun.  Daddy Barry will be hosting plus it will be his first social venture out since his motorcycle accident.  Come give him some lovin'



II. Upcoming Community Events

Local upcoming levents

Local event pages



Regional / National


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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