January Program: On Pins & Needles with Marylin & Rio


Sunday January 28, 2024    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Folsom Street Community Center
1286 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA

Event Type

Presented by ’23 Northwest Master/slave Marilyn & Rio, this Program of Play Piercing provides a quick and intense endorphin rush that can be a scene all its own or add an intense spark to a larger scene. The pain and the blood can bring a primal energy to your play and a connection unlike any other. It takes skill, attention to safety, creativity, and some equipment. In this class, Marilyn and Rio will discuss why people play with piercings, how to do it, how to stay safe, and how to outfit your kit. They’ll give you some ideas about incorporating needles into play.
Other topics will include negotiation, preparation, effects of piercing on piercer and piercee, and creative ways to decorate, escalate, and satiate.

This Exiles’ Program is a hands-on class and will be at the Folsom Street Community Center. We supply the needles; you supply the creativity and passion!

On Pins & Needles

About our presenters:

Marilyn is a fierce femme top, in the leather community since 1986. She won the 2016 Jim Remer Award from the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance for her community volunteer work. Rio is a butch leatherdyke, in the community since 2006. She was Ms. San Francisco Sober Leather 2016, and the female Leather Marshall at the 2015 San Francisco Pride Parade. After being play partners in an D/s dynamic for years, their relationship underwent a transformative change after their first trip together, and their M/s journey began.

Marilyn was a charter member of the Exiles, where she and Rio served as directors for many years. They are also very active in MAsT San Francisco, where Marilyn is the Director. Rio was on the Planning Committee for the Northwest Leather Celebration for four years, managing the silent auction. She has used her skills in this area to organize raffles and auctions for several organizations in the Bay Area. Marilyn has twice been a mentor in the Queer Sphere Mentoring Program, and frequently mentors informally. Separately and together they have presented at many venues, including Black Rose, Southwest Leather Conference, International Ms Leather/Ms Bootblack, Leather Leadership Conference, Northwest Leather Celebration, Southeast Leatherfest, The Group In Fresno, and more.

To learn more – visit their website!