Five years to the day after it opened, Kok Bar, previously known as Chaps II, will close on March 30. Co-owner David Morgan, who ran the bar with Steven Abramson, said that the license was expected to transfer to the new owners on April 1.
While many gay bars in San Francisco have a longstanding reputation for a cruisy atmosphere, including BDSM demonstrations and fetish nights, it’s rare that you’ll happen upon the full-tilt bondage orgies created by Kink.com’s Bound in Public video series.
Valentine’s Day and related romantic events this month may be enough for lovey-dovey gays. But what about single horndogs looking for lust in all the right places? Fortunately, a variety of slutty events at Bay Area venues offer a frisky feast of options this month.
Long before social networks, phone apps and speed dating, gay bars were fertile ground for romance, along with the efficient cruisy pick-up, as scribed by historic gay poets who enjoyed a fair share of their own Cupid-inspired love.
Folsom Street Fair, the largest fetish fair in the world, and one of San Francisco’s biggest annual events, will fill South of Market’s streets with thousands of leather-clad people, and many wearing a lot less, on Sunday September 26. How do organizers manage such a big event?
If you’re in the mood to make some new friends and have a good time, you’re in luck: despite a citywide crackdown on bathhouses in the early 80s, San Francisco still boasts a healthy stable of saunas, theaters, and dungeons.
For the sexually creative set, “most sex toys to some degree can be thought of as co-gender,” said Good Vibrations’ resident sexpert Dr. Carol Queen recently about sex toys. And it turns out any couple of any gender or orientation can really use a few.
Most everyone likes a little swat on the ass now and then, to varying degrees. But here in San Francisco, we have the San Francisco Men’s Spanking Party. Spearheaded by Spank Master Bill, the monthly men’s-only parties are an outlet for men to get together who enjoy spanking or being spanked.
Get out your slings and hoods. It’s Dore Alley month! Or rather, Up Your Alley, as it’s now called. Coming each year on the last Sunday of July, Up Your Alley is (or was) San Francisco’s answer to the size and perceived commercialization of the Folsom Street Fair.