The Exiles is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational group for women and those who identify as non-binary or gender fluid who have a positive personal interest in BDSM. The group provides educational events where women with all levels of experience will have a safe place to meet, explore and share information about safety, play techniques and resources, and connect with the leather community locally and nationally
We are comprised solely of volunteers – from the officers to the presenters. Many thanks to the people who have worked to make the Exiles YOUR club!
Our Monthly Activities
The Exiles’ host a monthly program on the 3rd Friday of every month. These are normally held at Catalyst in San Francisco, but check our website for specifics, as locations sometimes vary. Past program topics include: Fire Play, Branding, Radical Touch, Sex Bondage, BDSM & Disabilities, The Sensuous Power of Fisting, 24×7 D/s relationships, to name a few.
Our business meetings occur on the 1st Sunday of the month, alternating each month between San Francisco and Oakland. Members are invited and encouraged to attend.
Our Events & Participation
- Novice Night – our “sampler” program for newcomers & old timers (July).
- San Francisco LGBT Pride – we host a booth at Pride for info on the Exiles (June)
- Folsom Meet & Greet – our pickup party prior to the Folsom St. Fair (Sept).
- Carnal Carnival – a fundraiser with fun and games (Dec)
Why Should I Volunteer?
Our volunteers are a valued resource. Volunteers keep our organization active. One benefit to you is that you’ll get to know the active players in the kink community and meet potential playmates in a safe environment.
What would I be doing to Help?
There are a variety of ways to support The Exiles… setting up / tearing down at the programs and events, sharing information at a booth at Pride or Folsom Street, selling safe sex supplies or raffle tickets, and participating in committees for special events (just to name a few). We will find a job to fit your skills.
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