Welcome to Janus

SOJ is a not-for-profit, all volunteer, San Francisco-based education and support organization devoted to the art of safe, consensual and non-exploitative BDSM.

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7/27 New Connections Mixer

This event is open to anyone looking for new connections, from new friends to play partners to relationships.

Location: Dalva, 3121 16th St, SF
Date: Sunday, July 27
Time: 4:15 to 6:15

You do not have to be a member of the Society of Janus to attend.

Attendance at the class Meeting People in Sexy Communities is not necessary, but it will be a fun class so try to go! Read more...

Meeting People in Sexy Communities w/Pepper Mint & Jen

Location: The Armory, 1800 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Armory rules: No one under 18 will be admitted, and all attendees must bring a photo I.D.

Cost: $10 for Janus Members and Reciprocals; $20 Others

About the Class

Soliciting Charity Nominations for Charity Spanking and Flogging Booth at Folsom Street Fair on Sunday, September 21, 2014

Every year the Society of Janus donates to a local non-profit from the monies it generates at the Charity Spanking and Flogging Booth at Folsom Street Fair. This year's candidates are now being gathered and reviewed. If you know of or represent a non-profit or charity you would like considered, please send it to: outreach@soj.org.

Pride Parade - Sunday June 29

San Francisco Pride has been said to be "one of the last remaining pride events that can truly be called a rite of passage."

The SF Pride Celebration will be held over the weekend of June 28 and 29, 2014, in downtown San Francisco in Civic Center at the foot of San Francisco's historic City Hall where Harvey Milk once stood and addressed Pride-goers more than thirty years ago.

With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than 20 stages and venues, the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation. Read more...

Relationships Discussion Group - Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 · 8:00-10:00 PM

Group Meets 3rd Tuesday of Every Month

FetLife Description:


It’s a rare relationship where your kinky interests match up perfectly with your partner’s interests. Maybe you are in a new relationship and one of you is really interested in BDSM and the other one is reluctant to play. Or perhaps you are in a long term relationship and thinking about how to keep it hot, what to do when the kids get older, or could it work to be polyamourous. Join Beatrice and david, who have over the years successfully worked through plenty of real world issues in their kinky relationship, as they lead the group in a discussion of what works and how to make it over the hurdles you're likely to encounter.

The group is gathering at The Armory, which is located at 1800 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Enter at the main entrance on Mission Street, free parking in the rear of the building. BART access from 16th St / Mission Street Station.

Its easy to get to the Armory to join us for this discussion group. The Armory has detailed information etc here:

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. Read more...

Introduction to the Anatomy of Kinky Sensation & Pleasure - Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission St, SF (btw 9 &10th St)
Cost: $10 Janus members and reciprocal orgs, $20 all others Read more...

The Science of BDSM - On the Cutting Edge - Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Alchemy
1060 Folsom St, San Francisco
Cost: $10 Janus members and reciprocal orgs, $20 all others Read more...

Ask the Doctor w/Dr. Charles Moser - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission St, SF (btw 9 &10th St)
Cost: $10 Janus members and reciprocal orgs, $20 all others
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