Newbie Only Coffee Social – A Janus Event for Newbies on Monday, Oct. 8 at 7pm

Phew!! Folsom Fair 2012 is over. Some pretty wonderful costumes and kinky people. Did you get a chance to join us at the Newbie Stroll? If you didn’t come to the SoJ Charity Spanking Booth, donate some cash for a couple of great causes and get your ass spanked in exchange, you missed out on some great fun.

fun at folsom

Now it’s time to get ready for Halloween, and if you are kinky, you have a whole new opportunity to get dressed up and let the devil in you raise the local temperature a few degrees.

But maybe you are new to all of this. If you are curious how to get started, who to talk to, what’s a safe way to play or even safe way to meet new kinky people, then the Society of Janus has an event just for you. SoJ hosts a Newbie Only Coffee Social every month.

Our October Social takes place on Monday evening, October 8 beginning at 7 PM.

Maybe you've always been curious about the kink/BDSM scene but you'd like some support while you explore. Or you want to talk to people who have an idea of what you're going through. Sometimes you just want to meet a few friendly faces before your first kink class or event.

The SoJ Mentoring Director and Welcoming Director co-host a very casual, very low key and very highly rated get together. We'll be answering questions and sharing experiences after having been in the scene for a couple years. This is your chance to meet fellow newbies in a respectful and low-pressure setting where there are no stupid questions. Find out more about the Society of Janus or about getting a mentor.

The Newbie Only Coffee Social is held at San Francisco’s best kink-positive coffee shop Wicked Grounds, 289 8th Street (between Howard and Folsom; three blocks from BART), San Francisco. Look for us in the back and grab some coffee, a meal, or just a snack to support the coffee shop.

The Social is open to all 'new' members of the Kinky Community. You need not be a Janus Member to attend. More experienced kinksters must get approval from the Mentoring Director. Reservations are not required but it helps if you can let us know so we can make sure they don’t run out of Lattes for you.

Not sure if you're new or have a topic to propose? Send an email to mentoring (at) with any questions or ideas. Hope to see you there.

For those of you interested in joining the Society of Janus, we’re holding an Orientation in Oakland a few days later, Friday the 12th. Information about the Orientation or about the Society of Janus will be available at the Coffee social or on our website,