Leather and Kink Community Resources

Leather and Kink Community Resources

Education and Information

BDSM Communities and the Intersection of Queerness

Explaining the history of and connections between BDSM and the queer community. 

Being Kinky Doesn't Make You Queer

Understanding the difference between kink and queerness. 

So What is BDSM?
*Not Safe For Work.* A detailed description what BDSM is, what it consists of, and myths surrounding the lifestyle.

BDSM Glossary:
Dictionary definition of common terms used in BDSM.

Submissive Guide:
Ran by lunaKM, a full-time slave in an M/s relationship, this site is dedicated to helping submissives understand themselves and the service they wish to provide: from sexual to domestic and everything in between.

Dominant Guide:
Dominant Guide is developed in line with the successful submissive site - Submissive Guide. Using that site as a guide, so to speak, Dominant Guide hopes to help the many Dominants out there get the same sort of advice, useful knowledge and community.

So You Want to Try Being a BDSM Top:
An Autostraddle article briefly describing what goes into topping in BDSM. As an opinion piece, it is not exhaustive and should be treated as a stepping stone as you begin to navigate and explore your journey into the lifestyle.

Communities

Avatar Club Los Angeles:
This is the website of Avatar Club Los Angeles, Inc., a non-profit organization providing information and education about safe, sane, and consensual bondage, discipline, kinky and sadomasochistic (BDSM) sex between adults.

CollarMe:
CollarMe is a website for the BDSM community in the world. The subscription and all services are free. You can browse profiles, send messages and talk in chatrooms.

FetLife:
FetLife is a free social network for the BDSM and fetish commuity.

Los Angeles Leather Coalition:
LALC is a non-profit 501(c)4 organization which facilitates communications and mutual understanding among different segments of the leather-affiliated community, as well as promotes unity through cooperative endeavors that offer entertainment, education, social interaction, and community service.

Threshold:
Threshold Society is a Los Angeles BDSM / Leather Club located in North Hollywood. It is a non-profit (501.c) social organization concerned with exploring and enjoying the world of bondage, discipline, sado-masochism and related activities. They are active in the local community, and Threshold is considered the first place for those who are interested in the BDSM lifestyle to explore.

Kink-Specific

Rope Bondage

Two Knotty Boys:
Dan and JD aim to demystify rope bondage and to provide instruction for safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing ties for the bedroom and beyond.

Relationship and Partner Resources

Columbia Erotic Power Exchange:
A BDSM checklist to begin negotiation and conversation on likes and dislikes between partners.

Vision:

The UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center envisions lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and same-gender-loving people and our allies as fully included and affirmed in every aspect of the UCLA community where justice, equality and respect for all prevail.

Mission Statement:

The UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center is the crossroads of the LGBTQ community at UCLA, providing a comprehensive range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development. We foster unity, wellness, and an open, safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender, queer, asexual, questioning, and same-gender-loving students, faculty, staff, alumni, their families, and the entire campus community.