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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!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Finding Leather (Today 7-9!) & Sunday Workshop!

I. Club X - XMen! - Finding Leather

Thursday, May 10, 2018
7PM to 9PM
Pleasures & Treasures
2525 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104

Do you remember taking the first step in to your fetish, kink and Leather journey? Do you remember the energy in the room? The things you saw? The people you met? The thumping in your pants?

Or maybe you're craving the opportunity to experience all of that for the first time.

Finding Leather will be the debut discussion led by this years Mr. San Diego Leather and Eagle Titleholders, Doriam and Jody respectively. This round table style event will let attendees tell the stories of their first time finding Leather, and for those who are curious ABOUT Leather, will be an opportunity to talk to Leathermen both established and new about how they navigated this Subculture of LGBTQ+ life.

I. Panorama + March 13th Workshop

Howdy Gentleman!

We've moved our workshops and socials to our venue in La Mesa, California (94141)! The venue is located just off the 94 Freeway and is lovingly named The Panorama in reference to the area it's located in. And with the weather changing, we are hoping to take advantage of the beautiful, warm weather by moving our workshop time to 3PM to 6PM! This will give us the opportunity to use the venue for mid-day socials by the poolside during the summer as well going forward!

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!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Pre-IML SWAP MEAT is coming May 18th!

From Axel:


Hello, This event has been expanded to include a Puppy Mosh Pit and after dance hours.. All before IML.

Please pass this on to anyone with gear to sell/interest. Thank you and look forward to seeing you again. -Fox and Fiends

if you have any questions, call 619-352-0666

You can also find us on Facebook, and Instagram.


From Papa Tony:

This event is getting HUGE.  Here is a pic from the last one, on March 9th, 2018:


I was so impressed by the one before THAT, I wrote this article.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Workshops, Finding Leather and IML!

Table of Contents

I. Panorama + March 13 Workshop
II. Club X - XMen! - Finding Leather
III. Upcoming Community Events

I. Panorama + March 13th Workshop

Howdy Gentleman!

We've moved our workshops and socials to our venue in La Mesa, California (94141)! The venue is located just off the 94 Freeway and is lovingly named The Panorama in reference to the area it's located in. And with the weather changing, we are hoping to take advantage of the beautiful, warm weather by moving our workshop time to 3PM to 6PM! This will give us the opportunity to use the venue for mid-day socials by the poolside during the summer as well going forward!


We are looking to gauge interest on a May 13th workshop as that falls on Mother's Day. Please check out our Facebook Page Here to leave your vote on which topic you'd like to do! Here's a snippet on what they might be:


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!)


II. Club X - XMen! - Finding Leather

Thursday, May 10, 2018
7PM to 9PM
Pleasures & Treasures
2525 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104

Do you remember taking the first step in to your fetish, kink and Leather journey? Do you remember the energy in the room? The things you saw? The people you met? The thumping in your pants?

Or maybe you're craving the opportunity to experience all of that for the first time.

Finding Leather will be the debut discussion led by this years Mr. San Diego Leather and Eagle Titleholders, Doriam and Jody respectively. This round table style event will let attendees tell the stories of their first time finding Leather, and for those who are curious ABOUT Leather, will be an opportunity to talk to Leathermen both established and new about how they navigated this Subculture of LGBTQ+ life.



III.  Upcoming Events


#SDLP2017 - Nathan's Send-off to IML!
Sunday, May 6, 2018
3PM to 6PM
Hole in the Wall
Facebook Event Link
Cost: Free to Attend, please support Nathan & the venue!

Come celebrate Nathan's Title Year as he competes for the 40th International Mr. Leather competition in Chicago later this month! All funds raised will help support his travel expenses, with any excess going to Sunburst Youth Housing!

Club X: XMen! - Finding Leather
Thursday, April 12, 2018
7PM to 9PM
Pleasures & Treasures
Cost: Free to Club X members, $5 requested donation of non-members

FMSD - May Workshop @ Panorama
Sunday, April 13, 2018
3PM to 6PM
Panorama, La Mesa, CA
Cost: $5 Requested Donation


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

Gear Night at the Eagle hosted by FMSD! This month, throw on your favorite boots and gear and swing by the Eagle on the 18th! We'll be auctioning off some new and restored gear that evening through FMSD and #LetsWalkTogether to share our local Leather History!



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

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