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 190 members, coordinated by a Fraternal Committee.
  • Open to members and invited guests with a government-issued ID verifying you are 18 years of age or older.

No on-site Registration

December 7th, 2021

Please be aware that there is currently no on-site registration.

We used to have a laptop that people who were bringing guests who were not in our system could use to enter their vital information, and the Front Desk could then retrieve it and print a Release Form for them to sign. Unfortunately, we've had three laptops stolen within the past year, and are no longer equipped for doing on-site registration.

So, make sure your guests are registered in our system before coming to an event.

Our apologies, but this is non-negotiable.

The Inquisitor - May 2024


Upcoming 15 Association Events

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

  • Sat May 18 5pm – 11pm (Doors Close: 9pm) — FLASH: a Photography and Play Party — Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF, Advance Ticket Recommended, but can also be obtained at the door.
  • Sat June 22nd – 27th — BootCamp XXXIV — Saratoga Springs. Advance Registration Required, and proof of COVID Vaccination. Registration ends June 16th at Midnight PT.
  • Sat July 27 6pm – Midnight (Doors Close: 10pm) — Pre-Dore Play Party — Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF, Advance Ticket Required.
  • Sun July 28 11am – 5pm — Outdoor Dungeon at Dore Alley Fair, SF.

For Advance Ticket Recommended events, tickets can be purchased in advance on the website, but can also be obtained at the door if they are still available (however the only payment allowed is credit/debit card, i.e. no cash).

The Calendar on our website is more current than the Inquisitor.

Message from the Chairman

Dear brothers,

This month, The 15 Association is hosting a long-requested play party which will allow consensual photography for the first two hours. We have extended the party by an hour to allow for additional light and to avoid inconveniencing those who might be uncomfortable. Like other leather clubs, we generally prohibit photography to safeguard the privacy of our members. However, the world has changed and we change with it — leading when it make sense for us. If you’d like new photos for Recon or IML or other events taken in a dungeon setting, this is your opportunity. Read more later in the Inquisitor for details.

The Associates Weekend events in April were more successful than ever. Eric See and I introduced dungeon play and etiquette to about 16 mentees from the Leathermen’s Discussion Group and nearly all stayed to play with us. As a club, we have decided it is critical for us to foster the growth of newer players in San Francisco. While SM education is not part of our original core mission, we all agree is it is vital to continue as a strong, vibrant club.

I will see you men at Boot Camp!


Christopher Wood

FLASH: A Photography and Play Party

For our play party this month, Saturday May 18th, we are going to do something a little different. It’s called Flash: a Photography and Play Party! Do you need a new Recon profile or pics? Something for your private collection? Always wanted a good “action shot” of being flogged? Tired of only having photos of yourself in the apartment or gym bathroom? Well, your quest is over.

Use the dungeon to set up the sexy pics you’ve always wanted to have. The 15 Association is going to open up the first two hours of our party for photography. And to get really good lighting, we’re starting at 5pm.

For the first half, you can dress up or dress down, use the equipment, and set up some amazing photos for your personal use. I’ll bring some 15 Association banners and Leather Pride flags for background if you need. We may even stage some PG-rated photos for the club’s social marketing.

We’ll open up the Russ St side of the dungeon for those who would rather get down and play and avoid the cameras. After 7pm the party will convert to its usual no-photo policy.

Obviously, you need to have the verbal consent of anyone in your photo. If not, delete it, and try again. We are asking for no videos – it’s harder to control for sound – and to not use photos for your OnlyFans/JFF/4MyFans page(s). I’ll be on hand to help anyone and answer questions.

Eric See,
Play Party, Chairman

Member News

Shout out to all of The 15 Association winners in the 52nd Golden Dildeaux Awards. Eric See (Fraternal) – Best Impact Bottom; Ray Middling (Associate) – Hottest Cigar Smoker; Steve Geist (Associate) – Horse Hung Stud; Pup Jake (Associate) – Best Pup; and Drew Ward (Associate) – Best Instigator. With a total of 24 awards, all of the nominees raised $14,877 for the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District.

Bacilio Mendez (Associate) travels to Chicago Memorial Day weekend to compete at International Mr. Leather (IML).

Dave Rhodes (Associate) and The Leather Journal – Certificate of Commendation from the Regiment of the Black and Tans, Los Angeles CA at their 50th Anniversary celebration.

Congrats to Daniel Bind (Associate) and the inaugural Denver Bondage Club event modeled after the Palm Springs Bondage Club! Play beyond the San Francisco Bay Area for our brothers to share their skills close to home.

Other News and Events

Other events of interest to 15 Association members:

Arizona Men of Leather (AML) Monthly Leather Club Night
Contact Info: Mark Levesque, 602-785-2922, mark.levesque4@gmail.com
Join the Arizona Men of Leather for Anvil’s monthly Leather Club Night at Anvil bar, located 2424 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, the second Saturday of each month, 10 pm to Closing. Show your affinity for leather, and show off your club colors and title affiliations. AML hosts ongoing interactive demos each month. Flagging is encouraged, so grab a color hanky from our booth and let’em know what you’re into! All Leatherfolk are welcome!

AML is a male-identified Leatherman’s Social Club consisting of individuals who seek or live the Leather/SM/Fetish lifestyle, providing opportunities for friendship, mentoring, education, and support in our community. https://arizonamenofleather.com/


Transform1060! Check out the website www.Transform1060.org for donation opportunities and description of the facility.

The Leather Journal — NOW back to paper print! Still recording our history and the greater Leather, Kink and Fetish community for over 35 years!

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 tazpuppy15@gmail.com.



Events Calendar

Click here to go to “Calendar Details” to get full information on events, or to Download or Subscribe to the calendar.

Sat 6/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley
Sat 6/22
2pm–6/27 12pm
BootCamp XXXIV *
Mon 7/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley Party
Sat 7/27
6pm–12:01 am
Dore Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 7/28
Outdoor Dungeon at Dore Alley Fair
Thu 8/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sun 8/25
Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
Sun 9/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sat 9/28
6pm–12:01 am
Folsom Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 10/19
Powerplay with ONYX Northwest
Doors close at 9pm
Sat 11/23
Play Party
Doors close at 9pm
Sun 12/15
Holiday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
* NOTE: Event Controlled for COVID

To attend this event, you must be Fully Vaccinated. This means:

  • At least two weeks past one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or
  • At least two weeks past the second shot of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.

AND you were Boosted by an additional shot five months after your original vaccination.

To confirm vaccination, you can upload a picture of your Vaccination Card to our site, along with entering the date of your last shot.

If you cannot provide proof of vaccination, you will not be admitted to the event.