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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SOJ Picnic was August 16, a SATURDAY!

Today's picnic in Golden Gate Park was a huge success!

Our thanks to SFTNG for co-hosting; we saw lots of old friends and made lots of new ones.


Summer time fun in the sun (hopefully) in Golden Gate Park! EVERYONE IS WELCOME, you DON'T need to be an SOJ member.

If you can, bring food for a dozen or so to share. If your finances are tight, I'm sure that there will be food to share. Make new kinky friends or visit with old ones. It's always amazing to see who comes. We'll be playing games (kinda naughty ones too) too.

Lots of details at on Fetlife

8/8 Erotic Hypnosis 101 & Hypnotic D/s

These events are $10 for each class for Janus members and reciprocals and $20 for each class for non-members.

Location: Alchemy Estate
1060 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103
Cost:$10 Society of Janus members and reciprocal orgs, $20 all others. (See description for details on a paired class discount!)

On Friday, August 8, the SF Bay Area Erotic Hypnosis presents two classes, back to back at the Alchemy play space. Read more...

8/7 Photography Skillshare

Location: Wicked Grounds, 289 8th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Date: Thursday, Aug. 7
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join the Fetlife group here

This is a meeting for folks who are highly interested in helping to create a group dedicated to exploring BDSM/kink/fetish photography. It is a subgroup of the Society of Janus

At this meeting we encourage you to bring your favorite camera and share your experiences (good and bad) and best practices with fellow photographers.

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...