2014 Up Your Alley Fair – The End

When it comes to clothing, less is more at the 2014 Up Your Alley Fair.

July 27, 2014 The weather was very cooperative this year, allowing so many cute guys at the 2014 Up Your Alley Fair to be in varying stages of undress — shirtless, in underwear, or jockstraps, or completely naked. Here’s our final set of photos before we were finally overwhelmed and unable to carry on. [Show slideshow] 1234678► Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

2014 Up Your Alley Fair – Bound in Public, Part 2

Volunteer tied up completely naked to a street sign at the 2014 Up Your Alley Fair.

July 27, 2014 At the 2014 Up Your Alley Fair, Kink.com’s Bound in Public found a volunteer to strip and abuse. After cutting his clothing to shreds, he was then paraded naked through the streets. He was tied to a the Dore Alley street sign and left while his tormentors took a break. His face was shoved into a garbage bin while his bare ass was abused. He was poked, prodded, whipped, shocked, and penetrated with an electrified remote controlled dildo. Here’s a video montage of his torment. And here are more photos: [Show slideshow] 12348910► Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part … Continue reading

2014 Up Your Alley Fair – Bound in Public, Part 1

Bound volunteer helplessly watching his clothing being cut to shreds at the 2014 Up Your Alley Fair.

July 27, 2014 Kink.com, the fetish porn production company located at The Armory in San Francisco, produces films for a number of different straight and gay-oriented kinky labels. At the 2014 Up Your Alley Fair, Kink.com’s gay division, KinkMen, was out in force, particularly their Bound in Public line that specializes in humiliating bondage subs in front of a real audience. The began with a bondage demo. One of their paid models was tied up and then whipped, shocked, and otherwise abused for the crowd. Then they recruited a volunteer from the audience. (Spoiler alert: their “volunteer” is also a paid … Continue reading

2014 Up Your Alley Fair – Naked Twister

Players gearing up for Steamworks' Naked Twister game at the 2014 Up Your Alley Fair.

July 27, 2014 Steamworks, the gay bathhouse in Berkeley (with others in a number of other cities) always has a giant-sized “Naked Twister” game at the Up Your Alley Fair where participants strip down to whatever they want, anywhere fully dressed to completely naked, to play games of Twister. They’ve done away with spinning wheel, and now a barker just calls out whatever he wants. He starts off traditionally enough (“Left foot on blue”) but eventually moves onto more risque calls (“Right finger on pink” — you can imagine a part of the body that’s pink). Here are a few … Continue reading

2014 Up Your Alley Fair – The Beginning

Puppy play at the 2014 Up Your Alley Fair in San Francisco.

July 27, 2014 Now produced by the same organization (although initially they were separate), the Up Your Alley Fair (commonly known as the Dore Alley Fair) is the smaller, gayer, even sluttier sister of the Folsom Street Fair. Both fairs cater to a variety of consensual fetishes, though Up Your Alley tends to be a little heavier on BDSM and is more gay-focused. The fairs feature spanking booths, Steamworks’ Naked Twister game, Kink.com’s bondage demos and live filming, and more. The weather was glorious yesterday, prompting tons of cute guys to walk around shirtless, or in the underwear, or jockstraps … … Continue reading

World Naked Bike Ride – July 2014

Gathering for the World Naked Bike Ride in San Francisco.

July 26, 2014 San Francisco participates in the World Naked Bike Ride four times a year. For the ride, participants get naked (or as bare as they wish), some carrying signs or painting slogans on their bodies, and then ride through the City to draw attention to the world’s over-dependence on fossil fuels. In March, San Francisco’s temperate climate allows participants to ride in solidarity with the Southern Hemisphere ride. Then there’s the special Earth Day edition in April. The Northern Hemisphere ride comes in early June, and that tends to draw the largest group of participants. And then in late July, … Continue reading

Steam – July 25, 2014

Contestants in the wet towel contest at Steam, a monthly party at The Powerhouse in San Francisco.

July 25, 2014 Last night was Steam, the monthly party at The Powerhouse in San Francisco that features table massages for guests, go-go boys showering in a steamy shower, and a wet towel contest after midnight. This time there were four contestants for the contest. The top two advanced to a run-off, and the crowd was so evenly split between the two that the judge ruled it a tie and allowed them to split the $100 prize. If you look closely, you can find at least one flash of peen. [Show slideshow] 1234567►

Drag show fundraiser at The Mix

Drag show fundraiser at The Mix in San Francisco (December, 2007)

December 30, 2007 On the eve of New Year’s Eve 2007/08, a bunch of gals got together to put on a drag fundraiser at The Mix. To be honest, I no longer remember the cause — this was nearly seven years ago! — but everyone had a good time. Performers included Charisma Glitterati, BeBe Sweetbriar, Mercedez Munro, Paju Munro, Primadonna Reed, and more. [Show slideshow] 12345►

Warwick Rowers get naked to fight homophobia

The Warwick Rowers get naked to fight homophobia in sports.

We’re a huge fan of guys who get naked or do other risque stunts for a good cause, whether it’s the World Naked Bike Ride (which San Francisco participates in four times a year, including Saturday, July 26th), rugby boys doing a full-monty strip show, or guys auctioning off the clothing off their backs for an AIDS LifeCycle fundraiser or other causes. So last year we eagerly contributed to the University of Warwick’s rowing club’s Crowdfunder campaign to help them create a nude calendar to help fund Sports Allies, “a programme to reach out to young people challenged by bullying, homophobia or … Continue reading