Denali Winter, the brains behind Petplay Palace, a new local petplay website, posted on their social media last night that their hope to shoot some hot content at the Up Your Alley fair (also known as Dore Alley) was shattered yesterday, much to their surprise. Volunteers and cops alike informed Denali that "no touch that might provoke ejaculation" was allowed, but that they could kick or punch their submissive in the balls as much as they liked.
I mean I know we culturally feel that violence is far more acceptable than sex, but REALLY?? There's something seriously messed up when violent touch is fine but sensual touch is Forbidden with a capital F.
I have my own post coming about this situation, among other situations in San Francisco that makes me feel like sexy is being slowly, systematically picked off by the local and state governments. But in the meantime, please read this account by Denali Winter about their experience this Sunday, and, if you feel so inclined, check out Petplay Palace and Alice in Bondageland!
My friend and mentor Mistress Alice of Alice in Bondageland, roommate Mistress Claire, her submissive Beau, and myself were planning a shoot today at Dore Alley. Public sex and kink have always been permissable (at least, in our experiences) at Dore Alley, Folsom, and Pride. Alice has been shooting hardcore content at pretty much every public even allowed for years and years here in the bay area.
It was Claire's and my first Dore, but I have 3 years of experience doing public bondage and kink. Among my many stunts with Alice was our 2012 human pride flag shoot on Solstice in the middle of the Castro. At that shoot we were not only never harassed, but encouraged and applauded by members of the gay community for our "performance art piece."
Claire's sub specifically came to San Francisco to shoot porn and party it up, SF style. Last year he went to Dore Alley and sucked tons of cock in the street, with no questions asked and nobody stepping in to interrupt. Alice, myself, and many other people use the kinky street fairs as opportunities to shoot crazy, artsy, only-in-San-Francisco videos and photos.
Then, all of a sudden, a very friendly, apologetic, but firm Dore volunteer leader (Jesse, actually, who's Mr SF Leather 2012) came and told us NO penetration was allowed any more at Dore Alley. That meant no pegging, no fingering, no blowjobs. Even with dildos and condoms.
"Even through a solid plastic chastity device?" Alice asked.
"Even through the device." Uuuuugh, fiiiiiine.
This happened four or five times before the mood was so ruined and we were all so irritated that we called it quits, threw our clothes on, and regrouped back at Wicked Grounds.
I heard, however, that Bound in Public (a kink.com site) did a fucking scene in front of the crowd that included actual sex, and nobody stopped them. Grumble. Grumble grumble grumble.