We Are...

  • A social and sexual fraternity for men who engage in BDSM.
  • The longest-standing gay male BDSM Association in the western USA.
  • Active in the San Francisco BDSM community with play parties, an annual run (Boot Camp), social events and charitable fund raising.
  • Premier BDSM Players who mentor by example.
  • Safe, Sane and Consensual.
  • A volunteer Association with over 175 members, coordinated by a Fraternal Committee.
  • Open to members and invited guests with a government-issued male ID who are at least 21 years of age.

The Inquisitor - December 2017

Stories


Upcoming 15 Association Play Events

Get out and play with your brothers! Mark your calendars for these upcoming 15 Association Play Events:

  • Sun December 10 12 Noon – 4pm — Holiday Play Party at Blow Buddies. Doors close 2pm. FREE!
  • Sat January 27 7pm – Midnight — Play Party at SF Catalyst. Doors close 10pm.

Message from the Chairman

Gentlemen,

We are now in the holiday season. In our community, this can be a time of great depression and loneliness. Check out LDG on Wed Dec 6th for an informative workshop about kink, depression and suicide. Make time to reach out to your club brothers and bring them into your holiday plans when you can, like the LDG Volunteer Appreciation and Holiday Party on Dec 9th. Many of us have had to create our own leather families of two, three, five or more so consider holding a place at your table and extend an open hand to friends and family through this season.

And don’t forget our club is once again hosting a free holiday play party on Sunday December 10th from Noon – 4pm at Blow Buddies for all of our club brothers and their guests. Newcomers are encouraged to attend by visiting our webpage at the15sf.org and clicking on “Request an Invitation.” A little bit of sex and play can brighten most any mood.

Anniversary weekend update

Gentlemen, as the end of the year approaches, I want to make sure everyone is aware of the dates for Anniversary weekend, especially if you are making flight reservations. Our Dinner will once again be at the Patio Español starting at 6pm on Friday, February 23rd. We will host two play parties that weekend as well, on Saturday night 2/24 and Sunday afternoon 2/25. There are also some other activities in the works. Look for announcements about anniversary dinner tickets, silent auction items, and much much more over the coming weeks!


Eric See


Renew your Membership

It’s the end .... of 2017! 2018 is almost here!

2017 is flying by and we’re talking about winter holidays already. As you prepare for the festive winter season, please take a moment to log in to the15sf.org and renew your membership in The 15 Association. We hope you enjoyed some of our many events this past year, ranging from Anniversary and Members Weekends, to our monthly play parties, to our outdoor dungeon at Dore Alley and Boot Camp. Your fraternal committee is hard at work making plans for more in 2018!

Please go to the15sf.org and log in. You’ll see a reminder to renew. Click on the link to the “Renewal Page” and fill in your information. You can use a credit card to renew on-line or you can mail in a check as you prefer.* Please don’t forget to sign your release form at the lower part of the page to avoid delays entering our events in 2018.

While you’re on the website, please check your information by clicking “Update Your Profile” below the ‘Member and Guests’ list on the home page. Correct any information that has changed or is otherwise inaccurate. Remember to go all the way to the bottom of the page to give us permission to list you in our member directory. That’s where you tell what information you want available to all members.

*Please Know: We don’t turn anyone away for lack of funds. If you need some assistance covering your annual dues, we can help. Indicate on the renewal page your request for assistance. If you can, please consider a donation to our charitable funds. They are how we help insure none of our brothers are left out because of a lack of funds.

— Al Parso-York, Membership Chairman


BootCamp XXX — Exciting News!

Boot Camp XXX Member Registration opens January 1, 2018. Guest Registration opens February 1, 2018.

There are a few exciting changes for Boot Camp XXX! First, we will be upgrading the food, especially lunches, for Boot Camp XXX, with a selection of sausages on one day and bison burgers on another day! Second, Saratoga Springs will be providing bedding, so you will no longer need to bring your own! Saratoga Springs has purchased really nice bedding, including fitted sheets, top sheets, blankets, duvets, and pillows. All of the bedding is sterilized between uses, and in addition to being really posh will prevent bed bugs or other such critters. If you need to bring your own pillow for medical purposes, please let us know and Saratoga Springs will provide you with a cover for your pillow for a $5 refundable deposit when the cover is returned. Please note that for sanitary and anti-pest purposes, NO OUTSIDE BEDDING WILL BE PERMITTED AT SARATOGA SPRINGS.

Boot Camp XXX is a very special celebration of 30 years of the most intimate and extreme BDSM Run anywhere. All Boot Campers will receive a special commemorative item.

Please note, costs have risen annually, so you’ll see a rise in run fees for those in Doubles or Bunk housing—Members by $25, Guests by $30. Fortunately, we have been able to keeping Camping run fees the same for both Members and Guests.


Other News and Events

Leathermen’s Discussion Group Mentoring Program Seeks Mentors

The LDG Mentoring Program began in 2012, and has provided important guidance and mentoring to a large number of kinky men. The next cycle of the mentoring program will begin in January 2018, and it looks like there are many men who are interested in being mentees in the program. To meet that need, the Mentoring Program is looking for experienced kinky men who might enjoy teaching and guiding other men in their kink journey: guiding them as they discover and explore parts of their identity, getting them connected to people/events/organizations in the kink community, helping them learn about specific kink activities, etc. If you have that kind of interest, please consider serving as a mentor.

More information about the mentoring program is at: http://www.sfldg.org/ldg-mentor-program-application/ Note that the requirement for 10 years of experience is a guideline: if you have been active in the kink community for several years and feel you have the right experience, please let them know. Also, being a mentor is not limited to men on the Dom side of the slash. Submissives make great mentors and would be very welcomed. While you will be providing a valuable service to the mentees, many mentors have commented about how much they benefit and grow from serving as a mentor.

Please contact Richard Sprott for more information and to indicate you willingness to be a mentor. He can be reached by Email at: masterRS1965@gmail.com.

Curtain Call Theatre

Greetings Theater lovers,

We invite you to another exciting production at Curtain Call Theatre. Something totally different for the Holidays. Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo is one of the recent gems that became New York’s toast a couple of years ago, and will now grace our stage at Russian River Hall in Monte Rio.

This comedy takes an unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of 20th Century feminist ideals. With biting humor and insights into the human condition, it delivers a whopping result. Join us on another journey for which Curtain Call Theatre has become known: strong drama, biting humor, and an event to be remembered for some time to come.

Rapture, Blister, Burn plays for eight performances only, starting December 1 through December 16. For tickets and details call 707-849-4873. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Thank you.
Michael Tabib, Artistic Director
Curtain Call Theatre at the Russian River
michael.tabib@gmail.com
Serving Sonoma County Theater since 1979

Frisky Pups

Frisky Pups is a sex-positive event open to all men age 18+ whether they have interest in puppy play, BDSM or both. Sat Dec 30, 8pm – 1am, SF Catalyst. Visit Facebook (Frisky Pups) for more details and tickets.

Mark Your Calendar

Other events of interest to 15 Association members:

  • Wed December 6 7:30pm – 9:30pm — LDG presents: Real Talk About Kinky Guys, Depression and Suicide. 385A 8th St, SF.
  • Sat December 9 2pm – 4pm — LDG Volunteer Appreciation Holiday party, SF Catalyst.
  • Sat December 30 8pm – 1am — Frisky Pups – a Party for Naughty Pups and Bad boys, SF Catalyst.

Got News? We want it!

Do you have News or Events our members would have interest in or enjoy outside the Dungeon?! Whether you are producing an event or just attending one others may not be aware and wish to participate. Our Community has much to offer and a variety of tastes so don’t hesitate to e-mail by the 25th of the month for publication in the following month’s issue. Inquisitor editor: Tyler Fong tazpuppy@sbcglobal.net.

 

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Events Calendar

2018
Mon 1/1–12:01 am Member Registration starts for BootCamp
Sat 1/27
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Thu 2/1–12:01 am Guest Registration begins for BootCamp
Fri 2/23
6pm–10pm
Anniversary Dinner
Sat 2/24
7pm–12M
Anniversary Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 2/25
2pm–6pm
Anniversary Sunday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
Sat 3/24
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 4/21
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 5/19
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Fri 6/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley
Wed 6/13
2pm–6/17 12pm
BootCamp XXX
Sat 6/30
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 7/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley Party
Sat 7/28
6pm–12M
Dore Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Wed 8/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sat 8/25
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 9/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sat 9/22
6pm–12M
Folsom Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 10/27
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 11/17
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm