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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2nd Annual Folsom Street Newcomer Stroll

9:30am sharp! Sunday Sept. 29th

  • Will this be your first time at Folsom Street Fair?
  • Are you a little nervous to show up, where to go, what to expect?
  • Maybe you’re coming alone and would like to meet a few people to hang out with.
  • Have we got a plan for you!

A Celebration of Iain Turner's life, Sunday Sept 15, 7pm

Iain Turner

As most of you probably know, we lost a cherished member of our community on August 7th when Iain Turner left us. A cross community service is being held to celebrate how Iain touched us all. Here are the details:

Time and location:
Sunday, September 15th, at 7pm
St Mark's Church
Heritage Hall (directly beneath the church)
1111 O'Farrell St
San Francisco, CA (directions and mass transit info below)


Pre-Folsom NEWBIE ONLY Coffee Social - Sept 9 Monday

Are you ready for the Folsom Street Fair? Do you have questions on how to negotiate a day-long scene with four hundred thousand kinky people? Don’t know what “Folsom” is? For the newest members of our community, Folsom Street Fair is one of the most intensive introductions to a celebration of alternative relationships and activities. For the veterans it has been called the High Holy Days of Kink.
If you are new to kink or you are new to the community, or if you have questions about the Fair, about SoJ, or about kink in general, the Society of Janus hosts a monthly event for you.


New to BDSM? SOJ Coffee Social is for you AUG 12

This upcoming Monday, the 12th of August, Sir Charles G and Dr Anna will be hosting their monthly back-of-the-cafe chat at Wicked Grounds Coffee Shop at 8th and Folsom in San Francisco. Folks new to BDSM, Kink, fetish, etc are invited to come, grab a cuppa and get the lowdown on what to wear, what to know, how to find out and all things general to exploring their kinky selves. It's a casual get together and the conversation varies with every group. Get info from experienced and understanding Janus Directors.


Theories & Data - Measurable Changes in Body & Mind during SM ~ Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 8:00 PM -- 10:00 PM

Theories and Data image

Location: The Women's Building
3543 18th St #8 San Francisco, CA 94110
$10 Janus members and reciprocal orgs, $20 all others.
Dress code: Whatever makes you feel good


“Tea with a Twist” (or How to Host a Kinky Tea Party) ~ Saturday, July 27, 2013 · 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Tea with a Twist

Location: Center for Sex & Culture
1349 Mission St, SF (btw 9 & 10th St)
$5 Janus members and reciprocal orgs, $20 all others
Dress code: Whatever makes you feel good


Society of Janus Orientation ~ Sunday July 14th 4:00-6:00 PM

An Orientation meeting is a fun, low-key, non-threatening forum where prospective members to the Society of Janus are presented with the rules and guidelines of the organization, and introduced to current members and to each other. Current members are always welcome and encouraged to attend.

Location: the Castro Community Room, which is located inside the Bank of America building at 501 Castro Street (at the corner of Castro and 18th) in San Francisco. Enter through the glass doors next to the bank of teller machines and follow the signs up the stairs.

Please arrive on time as we try to start promptly; you may not be able to attend if you arrive more than 10 or so minutes late.

Additional information about the orientation and how to join the Society of Janus is available at: http://www.soj.org/joining

If you want to attend an orientation, it's helpful if you RSVP by e-mail to orientation@soj.org (but not required). There is a $5 orientation fee (for non-members) to help pay for the room rental.


June 2013 Growing Pains

CANCELLED: Sensational Head Play: Hair pulling and face slapping for play ~ Saturday, June 29, 2013 · 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Face Slap

This event has been cancelled.

Location: Center for Sex & Culture
1349 Mission St, SF (btw 9 &10th St)
$5 Janus members and reciprocal orgs, $20 all others
Dress code: Whatever makes you feel good