Cost: $10 for SoJ members & reciprocals. $20 all others
Dress code: street clothes (No Fetish-wear please)
This class is about navigating the kink community. We geared the content toward folks who are new to kink or the kink community, in order to help them learn the basic (written and unwritten) rules as well as to help them navigate the intricacies of gracefully sharing sexy, kinky space.
This class will cover the following topics:
How to navigate various social spaces, e.g. munches, play spaces, conferences, and classes
How to get your needs met in the kink community
Models of engagement, RACK, SSC, 4C and others
Navigating consent culture in sexually charged spaces
How to represent yourself online and in social spaces
How to make friends and find new play partners
How Public: Choosing to be anonymous or out
Finding the events for you or creating your own
Figuring out who you are and what you can contribute to the scene.
Jay Bookhouse is the Outreach Director for the Society of Janus. Prior to serving as Outreach Director Jay served as Program Director for two years during which he organized and managed over 50 BDSM classes and events. As Program Director he inaugurated a monthly series of classes focused on bringing in academic researchers and other professionals to provide valuable insights to the kink community based on their research and professional experience. He has also helped organize parties, dating events, and other social activities for Janus and other kink groups. In addition to Outreach Director, Jay is also the Volunteer Manager for Janus. Jay co-hosts the Peninsula Happy Hour munch along with @LittlePaws. He can be found on Fetlife as _JayB_ and is reachable via email at email@example.com.
littlepaws has been involved in the kink community since 2009. In 2011 she moved to the SF Bay Area peninsula, the geographic fringes of the scene, and so in 2012 littlepaws created her own Peninsula Kinksters Happy Hour, which she has been co-hosting with Jay Bookhouse since then. With a monthly average of 20+ attendees, the event brings together peninsulite and peninsula-curious kinksters who are happy to have a place to socialize outside of the city. littlepaws welcomes the opportunity to discuss many subjects, including community building, power dynamics, consent, gender, and the use of kinky play to have deep and meaningful life experiences. She has a Master’s degree in Community Psychology and has recently become trained as a San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI) educator. She can be found on Fetlife as little_paws and is reachable via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Society of Janus is a not-for-profit, all volunteer, San Francisco-based education and support organization devoted to the art of hot, safe, consensual and non-exploitative BDSM.
Janus provides an opportunity to meet others with similar interests in a safe, relaxed atmosphere. Janus is an organization open to persons of all genders, sexual orientations, roles, and experience levels. Janus also provides a chance to get involved with the greater SF Bay Area BDSM community.