Love

People, Places, and Things We Love

People
Annie Sprinkle – an artist, sexologist, ecosexual, author, lecturer, educator and thespian. A pioneering adult film director/performer and the first porn star to have earned a Ph.D.
Carol Queen – A writer, speaker, educator and activist with a doctorate in sexology.
Chloe Camilla - is a queer, femme-inist sex educator, sex worker, performance artist, model and writer.
Ginger Murray – writer, performer & editor in chief, Whore Magazine.
Kitty Stryker – queer sex worker & activist, divides her time between the kinksters of the Bay Area and across the pond–where she helped with the formation of Kinky Salon London.
Madame Butterfly – Madame Butterfly is a Shibari expert and makes beautiful hand-made ropes from silk and bamboo.
Maggie Mayhem – sex hacker, writer, erotic artist, and porn producer. Maggie is the new host of Threshold, Mission Control’s BDSM party.
Marc Taro – Sketches, drawings, and digital art
Nancy Peach – Artist Nancy Peach’s style has been described as pop art with the graphic styles of the 60′s, her bold lines work and luscious, vivid colors being produced on oversized canvases. Her subject matter is erotic, human, and powerful.
Planet Midori – An educator and columnist on adventurous sexuality, she’s also the author of “The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage”, “Master Han’s Daughter” and “Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink”. Midori travels the world presenting to universities, education events, organizations and media. She’s known for her humanistic, humorous and warm classes that help people to spice up their sex lives and encourage self discovery and personal growth.
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence – Founded in 1979, the mission of the Sisters — to promulgate universal joy, expiate stigmatic guilt and serve the community — spread far and wide. Houses can be found across the United States and in several countries around the world.
Reid Mihalko - sex and relationship expert. “If Dr. Ruth and Jon Stewart had a son, that son would be Reid Mihalko.”
Stefanos and Chey – Stefanos & Chey, Purveyors of Perversion, are the controlling minds behind the devilishly deviant live fetish and BDSM events & shows sweeping across the San Francisco Bay Area.
Susie Bright - A writer, speaker, and educator covering a broad range of sexual topics. She is also involved in the visual arts including t.v., movies, and theater.
Suzanne Forbes Portraitist – Portraiture and Illustration artist focusing on traditional portraiture with a fetish flavor.
Ted Naifeh – Graphic novel illustrator and “Shatner” frontman for music group “The Frontiersmen”.
Two Knotty Boys – Renown, dynamic duo of rope bondage instruction, rigging, and performance.
The Wet Spots – Internationally acclaimed cabaret duo The Wet Spots write the most elegant songs about sex that you will ever hear.
Violet Blue – Violet Blue is a Forbes “Web Celeb”, Associate Editor at Laughing Squid, a high-profile tech personality and one of Wired’s “Faces of Innovation.” She is regarded as the foremost expert in the field of sex and technology, a sex-positive pundit in mainstream media
Why The Nose- Whythenose.com is dedicated to the act of wearing a clown nose everyday, in order to make people smile! For over a year now, Tex Allen been wearing a Nose in public and it’s spread an immeasurable amount of happiness!
Places
Adult Parlour Games – are evenings designed to push boundaries amongst like-minded strangers and friends. Community amongst sex positive people who crave greater intimacy.
Bondage-a-Go-Go – Voted best theme club by SF Weekly readers for the past FIVE consecutive years, Bondage-A-Go-Go is a San Francisco institution and the City’s longest running fetish dance party.
Center for Sex and Culture – The Mission of the Center for Sex & Culture is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health.
Dark Garden Corsetry – Dark Garden creates beautiful Ready-to-Wear and Made-to-Order corsets (available in 11 sizes!), and Custom corsets and clothing in any size, for women and men.
Femina Potens Art Gallery-a nationally recognized art gallery and performance space dedicated to the advancement of women and transgendered artists since 2000.
Good Vibrations – Making the world a sexier place
House of Scorpio – Kinky Salon, NYC The East-Coast-love child of the eponymous phenomenon in San Francisco.
Kinky Salon Austin – Everything is bigger in Texas, right? Find out at KS Austin!
Kinky Salon London – Kinky Salon has hopped the pond!
Mr. S / Madame S Leather – High quality sex toys, latex, leather, and kink products
SF Citadel - The premier BDSM and kink play space in San Francisco.
Things
Asking For What You Want -Workshops focused on creating sustainable open relationships. Mission Control’s own Marcia B. consults, coaches, and guides participants to get what they want in the bedroom, relationships, and life.
Bawdy Storytelling -Dixie De La Tour created Bawdy Storytelling 3 years ago. Bawdy is now *the* spot to get dirty from a distance, to listen to juicy tales by those with poor impulse control…and to live vicariously through the stories on stage. There is no safer sex!
Beauty Engine – The hyper-networked community leaders Scott & Polly. As a team they have been producing events and bringing people together for nearly 10 years. The founders of Kinky Salon and Mission Control.
Cuddle Party – Cuddle Party is a playful social event designed for adults to explore communication, boundaries and affection. The brainchild of two relationship coaches, Cuddle Party was conceived in February 2004.
FetLife – free social network for the BDSM and fetish community.
HedonSalon – is a growing community of sex-positive friends who strive to create magical evenings of sensual exploration and exploration.
Kink.com – Kink.com seeks to de-mystify and celebrate alternative sexualities by providing the most ethical and authentic kinky adult entertainment. Building the largest community for sexual exploration and fantasy fulfillment through innovative content, products, events and technology.
Openly.us- Social network for friends of Mission Control, Kinky Salon, Pink, and others. Openly is the best way to stay in contact with friends you meet at Mission Control or other Nor Cal events.
San Francisco Sex Information – San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI) trains people to become sex educators and operates a free information and referral switchboard.
SanFranSexy – A monthly ‘zine bringing a bulging package of sex-positive culture. Featuring juicy bits of news, events, resources, and advice to keep you in the know. Brought to you by Kinky Salon.
SF Boylesque – One of San Francisco’s premier burlesque troop, features a nearly all-male cast. Mixing fast-paced sexy theater with strong art direction, they conjure-up a reality in which the unexpected is carefully crafted and every interaction is an invitation to participate.
Snarky McF*ckButtons – Irreverent buttons for any occasion
Sexploration With Monika – is a sex-positive feminist radio talk show about sex, love, and everything in between… every Friday night from 8-10pm on FCC Free Radio 107.3 FM. Podcasts and Youtube videos also available.
Sexuality.org – a resource for sex education, articles, reviews and city guides.
Thrillpeddlers – Thrillpeddlers have been performing authentic Grand Guignol horror plays, fetish vignettes, and lights-out spookshows in San Francisco for more than 15 years.
Von Guttenburg Fettish Ball – Latex and fetish wear, magazine, parties, and clothing

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