Sexual Outsiders

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Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities delves into the unique experiences of individuals in BDSM communities. While misunderstandings surrounding these communities prevail, BDSM sexuality cuts across race, gender, nationality, and sexual orientation. BDSM describes forms of sexuality that incorporate restraint, pressure, sensation, training, and elements of both erotic and non-erotic power exchange between the engaged parties. Some BDSM “scenes” include roleplaying, spanking, blindfolds, ropes, and erotic costuming.

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Our Adventures Writing a Book about You

Come hear the authors relate their adventures, and their process, in writing and publishing a mainstream book that describes the psychology of Kink and BDSM sexualities. Sponsored by the Society of Janus.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
8:00 PM –10:00 PM, Pacific

The Women’s Building
3543 18th Street #8, San Francisco

Cost: $10 Members, $20 all others
Dress code: whatever makes you feel good

Note: Janus programs are open to all attendees 18 years of age and older who have a personal positive interest in BDSM. You do not need to be a member to attend.

About SOJ
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.

Memorial Day Weekend Appearances in Chicago

Richard Sprott will be in Chicago over Memorial Day Weekend, and he will be available at the following places and times:
In Person!

Friday, May 24, 2013
2:00pm – 4:00pm, Central
Book signing
Leather Archives and Museum booth
International Mr. Leather (in the vendor mart)

Saturday, May 25, 2013
11:00am – 1:00pm, Central
Book signing
Shibaricon
Hyatt Regency O’Hare

2:00pm – 4:00pm, Central
Book signing
Leather Archives and Museum booth
International Mr. Leather (in the vendor mart)

Sunday, May 26, 2013
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Central
Presentation
(Location TBA; this post will be updated when location is confirmed.)

2:00pm – 4:00pm, Central
Book signing
Leather Archives and Museum booth
International Mr. Leather (in the vendor mart)

Library Journal review

The Jan 1 print edition of the Library Journal includes a review of Sexual Outsiders. See the Journal for the full version, but here’s their “verdict”:

Kinksters, friends and families, and helping professionals are all at risk for misunderstanding BDSM owing to a lack of knowledge. Learning about consent, community, mutuality, and safety can reduce physical and psychological risk. This strongly recommended primer will go a long way toward supporting safer and more enjoyably diverse sexualities.