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Fisting & Spirituality
with Ganymede
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Fisting & Spirituality with Ganymede
Many people find that the connectedness with another man/person that one achieves through handballing, creates a spiritual connection, many times leading to a sense of euphoria and a heightened sense of being. Come find out more about this aspect under the guidance of one of our most renowned and long term members of our community. All genders are welcome.  
 
1349 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Door Opens at 7:00.
Program begins promptly at 7:30, ends at 9:30
 
Light refreshments provided.
 
FREE
(Donations encouraged.)
 
Red Hanky Nite at Powerhouse follows.
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Ganymede is a kinky queer leathersex shaman with over thirty years experience with ritual and tantric BDSM, community piercing rites, and group dungeon space. He is a co-founder of the Black Leather Wings tribe, and was a contributing author in the definitive anthology LeatherFolk by Mark Thompson and The Divine Androgyne by Purusha.   Class synopsis: Many men have profound spiritual experiences when engaging in fisting. What is this about? How does this particular form of erotic activity connect our physical and spiritual lives? Ganymede will present ideas, techniques and awarenesses for incorporating tantric practices and spiritual intention into our sexual activities. He will discuss simple methods for increasing sensitivity and control of the body and “running” energy, for focusing one’s fire, breath, and sound to gain mastery of your sexual and spiritual power, for increasing mind-body integration, and for deepening intimacy and connection in lovemaking. The goal of this class is to create more joy in our lives, and to make our sexual adventures hotter and more satisfying.   Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; the program starts promptly at 7:30. There will be a short break at 8:30 and the program will conclude at 9:30 p.m. Light refreshments are provided. Join us for Red Hanky Nite at the Powerhouse afterwards. Programs are FREE. Donations are encouraged.
Play Spray™ Now Available for Purchase
 
Play Spray™ is a topical spray disinfectant which contains no alcohol or bleach. It is the first of its kind to be designed for and marketed to folks in the BDSM, kink and leather communities, as well as those whose sexual activities are more likely to expose them to the bodily fluids of their partners, specifically blood, mucus, semen, and other internal bodily fluids which carry MRSA, HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted infections.
 
Unlike other cleaners out there, Play Spray™ contains absolutely no bleach or alcohol making it safe to use on leather, latex, rubber, silicone. As such, Play Spray™ is an excellent disinfectant which may be used, for example, on floggers, single tails, sounds, and leather gear, as well as to disinfect quickly and easily, within minutes, surfaces such as slings, crosses, benches, bondage tables, wrestling mats and any other surfaces which may come into contact with skin or bodily fluids.
 
The Play Spray™ starter kit comes with a 4 ounce bottle of concentrated solution (shown at right) with an 8oz spray applicator and a 5cc dispensing syringe. This 4oz bottle will make 4 gallons of diluted solution and will refill the 8oz sprayer 60 times!
 
For the full story, and to purchase your own Play Spray™, please check out our site by clicking on the graphic at the top of this article.
 
Proceeds from the sale of Play Spray™ benefit the educational programs of the Handball Academy.
 
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2014 Schedule of Events
 

January 15, 2014:

No More Poppers: Essentials of Tantric Breathwork & Bodywork. Mr. Allan has been fisting since 1982, and coaches and teaches at the Handball Academy in San Francisco, where he is on the Board of Directors. He has been a member of Alameda County Leather Corps for 10 years, and is proud to be part of Mama's Family (Mama's Ethical Slut"). In the fisting community, Mr. Allan is well-known for his advocacy of "Organic" (clean and sober) fisting practices. Mr. Allan became legally married to his husband Randy in 2003 in Vancouver, BC.
Class synopsis: Ditch the poppers! Inhalants and drugs aren't the only way to open up your butt. Instead, learn how to BREATHE and direct your body to relax. Proper breathing is essential to fisting as well as many other BDSM activities. While this session centers on learning how to relax the anus for fisting, the techniques apply to many other forms of play.
 
This is both a lecture and a (non-sexual) hands-on session to teach the basics of how to breathe, how to learn to release body tension, and how to Just Let Go and Let Things Happen.This session is for tops and bottoms and versatiles. Bring a friend for the exercises, or make a new friend at the session! (Note: We will remain fully clothed for the bodywork exercises.)

March 19, 2014:

Spirituality and Fisting with Ganymede. Ganymede is a kinky queer leathersex shaman with over thirty years experience with ritual and tantric BDSM, community piercing rites, and group dungeon space. He is a co-founder of the Black Leather Wings tribe, and was a contributing author in the definitive anthology LeatherFolk by Mark Thompson and The Divine Androgyne by Purusha.
 
Class synopsis: Many men have profound spiritual experiences when engaging in fisting. What is this about? How does this particular form of erotic activity connect our physical and spiritual lives? Ganymede will present ideas, techniques and awarenesses for incorporating tantric practices and spiritual intention into our sexual activities. He will discuss simple methods for increasing sensitivity and control of the body and "running" energy, for focusing one's fire, breath, and sound to gain mastery of your sexual and spiritual power, for increasing mind-body integration, and for deepening intimacy and connection in lovemaking. The goal of this class is to create more joy in our lives, and to make our sexual adventures hotter and more satisfying.

May 21, 2014:

The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure with Charlie Glickman. Are you curious about prostate play? Or maybe you’ve tried you’re tried it and want some tips to make it even more fun? Charlie Glickman, author of  The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure will give you all the info you need to see for yourself why more men and their partners are discovering how much fun prostate stimulation can be. We’ll talk about the common concerns that sometimes keep people from exploring it (and how to overcome them), tips for easy and pleasureable anal penetration, prostate massage, which toys work best for prostate fun, pegging, combining prostate pleasure with other kinds of sex, and much more. Whether you’re just starting out or you already enjoy prostate play, come learn some new ways to make sex lots of fun! Find out more about Charlie on  his website or on Twitter, Facebook, and Fetlife.

July 16, 2014

Hepatitis C Forum sponsored by Project Inform

September 17, 2014

Fisting 101 with Larry Shockey. This is the 90 program that precedes our Novice Workshops. It has been presented around the Bay Area and around the US since 2005. Think of this program as "Everything you've always wanted to know about fisting, but were afraid to ask." Most of what we know about fisting we have learned from others. This program seeks to demystify fisting with a "soup-to-nuts" discussion of colon anatomy, safety, technique, communicable diseases, risk and harm reduction, diet, cleaning out, and much, much more!
 

November 19, 2014 (TBA)

The next Novice Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from noon to 5:00 p.m. before the Hell Hole social later that night. Tickets for the Novice Workshop will go on sale December 1, 2014. Click the link above for more information.
 
Fist Fest West will be held at the Canyon Club Hotel in Palm Springs, CA on June 12, 13, & 14, 2014. The hotel is sold out to get on the waiting list for a room click HERE. Be sure to include your legal first and last names, the email address you want us to respond to and your best contact telephone number. Weekend passes for Fist Fest West go on sale January1, 2014, through their website, which you can access through the highlighted link, or by clicking on the graphic at right.
 
Fist Fest East will be held October 9, 10, & 11, 2014, at the Parliament Resort in Augusta, GA. A few rooms will be released to the public on April 1, 2014, on a first-come, first-served basis. You can also get on the waiting list for a room click HERE. Be sure to include your legal first and last names, the email address you want us to respond to and your best contact telephone number. Weekend passes for Fist Fest West go on sale April 1, 2014, through their website, which you can access through the highlighted link, or by clicking on the graphic at right.
 
FIST FEST FORT LAUDERDALE April 4 & 5, 2014.
 
The schedule for the Hell Hole socials is as follows:
  • January 18, 2014 + Novice Workshop
  • March 15, 2014
  • May 17, 2014 + Novice Workshop
  • Up Yours on Friday, July 25 (Dore)
  • August 16, 2014
  • Up Yours on Friday, September 19, 2014 (Folsom Weekend)
  • Stuff It! Saturday, November 29, 2014 (after Thanksgiving)
 
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