October 2010 Program

Let Your Beast Out!
with Cleo Dubois Friday, Oct 15, 2010

Afraid to embrace your sadistic energies? Think you’ll go too far? emotional repercussions after a heavy scene? Never get to be as deeply masochistic as you really are?

Well-known for creating fiery scenes of conscious and caring SM play, Cleo will start with a powerpoint presentation on archetypes in BDSM play, and will speak to the trust, subtle on-going negotiation, emotional risk-taking and dynamic skills that underpin those unforgettable scenes. Cleo’s explosive demo is not to be missed! Come see for yourself how she and her bottom(s) reach and ride the waves of S/M intensity.

Cleo is looking for one or two additional demo bottoms for this class. If you wish to sample that fire witnessed by all exiles attendees that evening, email Cleo at CleoDubois@sm-arts.com to volunteer for just a taste!


About the Presenter:

I am honored to be invited to present for Exiles again this year.

BDSM is my lifelong passion. A Dominant Woman who also enjoys bottoming, community player and ritualist, who sees consensual powerplay as a valid path to self-discovery, intimacy and healing, I came out into SM in the early 80’s.

Leather Conferences and community groups gave me a voice as an ethical kink presenter. My Academy of S/M Arts has been offering Erotic Dominance Intensives since 2002. Now with Eve Minax & Selina Raven there are weekend Intensives for both Dominant Women and Men and those who switch several times a year. “The Pain Game,” my award-winning docufilm noted for its authenticity in embodying the spirit of connected SM play, has become a classic. Published in many non-fiction lifestyle books, I just completed a column “Cleo Dubois In Her Own Words" for Gloria Brame’s blog. In 2008, I had the honor to be one of the two Leather Marshals of the LGBT San Francisco Pride Parade and become part of the Living Leather Heritage of the SWLC. Want video clips, interviews and more? www.sm-arts.com

Program Meeting Info

♥ Programs are on the third Friday of the month at the Women’s Building in San Francisco (3543 – 18th Street at Valencia) [map]
♥ All women (and those whose gender self-identity is other than male) who are over 18 are welcome.
♥ We have sign language interpreters at all of our meetings.
♥ Door fees are $4 for members and $10 for non-members. Please have your membership card or ID ready to speed entry.
♥ The program runs from 8:00 – 10:00pm and the doors open at 7:30pm.

Directions to The Women’s Building

Public Transit
BART: The Women’s Building is close to 16th street BART. Special note: one side-effect of gentrification in the Mission is that there are a lot of people on the streets between The Women’s Building and the BART station – all nice safe people going to one of the many new local restaurants. You’ll probably feel safe walking the few blocks from 16th Mission BART and The Women’s Building.

The 22 Fillmore runs down 16th Street. Get off at 16th & Valencia and walk two blocks to The Women’s Building.
The 14 Mission runs along Mission Street. Get off at 17th or 18th and walk 1-1/2 blocks to TWB.

Driving Directions
Driving from Marin County –
Take the Golden Gate Bridge (101 South) to Lombard Street.
Turn right on Gough (if you get to Van Ness, you went 2 blocks too far).
Take Gough all the way to Market Street. Stay in the center lane.
Turn right onto Market, then a quick left onto Valencia.
Go to 18th Street and look for parking, or continue to 21st for the parking garage. (For fewer hills but more stop lights: from Lombard Street, turn right onto Van Ness instead of Gough, and follow the directions above.)

Parking Garage
Street parking is difficult in this neighborhood. There is an inexpensive locked parking garage available on 21st St. between Valencia and Mission and 16th and on Hoff St between Mission and Valencia.