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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.

Folsom Street Fair 2013 - Sunday Sept 29, 11am

It's the most wonderful time of the year - the High Holy Days of Leather in SF.

Spank me.

On Sunday the 29th, a few hundred thousand kinky leatherfolk and curious tourists descend on a few blocks South of Market in SF for a day of fellowship, outreach, and of course, the hot, sexy fun that is the Folsom Street Fair.

Janus will be once again putting its best face (and other sexy body parts) forward at a booth on 9th between Folsom and Harrison. Yes, we now have our own street! Read more...

Pride Parade - Sunday June 24, 10-2 Marching

Happy Pride everyone

Janus marches at Pride

Janus will be marching with the Leather Contingent, and we have two Janus officers who will be bringing the banner to the staging area.

If you've never marched in the Pride Parade, it's a feeling like no other. Marching up Market Street in front of a half million cheering people is inspiring. The walk is easy and takes about a half hour from when you depart the staging area to when you'll finish at Eighth Street.

Here's the info you need:

Take the 2012 Janus Member Survey. Change your kinky world in 20 easy minutes.

This survey is for current Janus members only.
Survey 20112

The Janus Member Survey is now waiting for you online or, upon request, can be mailed to you in printed form (see your May Rapid Release or instructions below). 

Will completing your survey really make a difference? Absolutely!

Your responses will help guide Janus leaders in developing new and better programs, social activities and services, starting now. Read more...

SoJ Newbie Only Coffee Social - Monday, March 12th, 7pm

If you are new to kink or new to the community, have questions about SoJ, or about kink in general, the Society of Janus hosts a monthly event for you. Our Newbie Only Coffee Social takes place this month on Monday evening, March 12 beginning at 7 PM. Read more...

Folsom Street Fair 2011 - Thoughts from Marc

“Wow. Would you look at what I started?” About one in the afternoon those words came out of the mouth of Mistress Muffie who, as a Janus officer in the 1990s, managed to persuade a recalcitrant officer group that doing some floggings and spankings for charity at the Janus booth would be a good thing. The first year some floggings were simply done in front of the 10x10 space Janus rented. The following year, we had two spaces (one Outreach/Member space, one spanking space) and collected a couple of hundred dollars for charity. Over the years we kept adding spaces and collecting more money.

Last year 2010 Folsom Street Events decided to give us our own space off of Folsom Street; mostly because we were blocking traffic so badly folks could not move at 11th and Folsom, our longtime spot.

That’s history. Here’s the present:

On Sunday September 25th, 2011, a crew of about ten Janus folks arrived as early at 7am to start setting up the booth. It was raining. The enthusiastic and slightly damp crew setup 12 play stations, an Outreach booth, a Member booth, and a new area for long whip cracking. Read more...

SoJ Newbie Only Coffee Social - Monday, September 12th, 7pm

September—the end of Summer and on to Folsom. 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. Read more...

Thursday, July 28th: Achieving the Holy Grail of Anticipatory Service

SOJ Presents: Achieving the Holy Grail of Anticipatory Service with Liza and Slave Jody
Thursday, July 28th, 2011

8:00pm – 10:00pm (doors open at 7:30pm)
SF Citadel 1277 Mission St. (btwn 8th and 9th)
Cost: $5 Janus members and reciprocal organizations, $15 all others

Please note: you do not need to be a member to attend. Janus programs are open to all attendees 18 years of age and older who have a personal, positive interest in BDSM.

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Folsom Street Fair 2009 - a brief report

Fair officials estimate that more than 400,000 (yes 400 thousand) folks came out this past Sunday for a hot, sexy, quite kinky Folsom Street Fair. The weather could not have been better.

Society of Janus had an "anchor position" at 11th and Folsom Streets where we unofficially greeted Folsom crowds with education, information and a Charity Spanking and Flogging booth.