Sunday, May 17 2020
3:00am - 5:00am

Mentoring Social (CANCELLED)

Location: Wicked Grounds (in the back room)
289 8th St, San Francisco

Cost: Free. Support the cafe by buying food or drink if you can.

Dress code: Casual

The Society of Janus (SoJ) offers a mentoring program to help make it easier to find a mentor in the Bay Area kink community. As an extension of the mentoring program, the Society of Janus Mentoring Social meets on the third Tuesday every other month to offer a fun, inclusive atmosphere for anyone interested in mentoring to connect, ask questions, offer guidance, and share experiences.

Having a good mentor can be a tremendous support in exploring your kinky desires and creating a place for yourself in BDSM community. A mentor can share their experience in walking the road you're just beginning; they can introduce you to good people and groups; they can steer you toward reputable resources for learning the skills you need to realize your passions -- and they can be a friend in the exciting (but sometimes overwhelming) world of kink. When you are in a new community, a good mentor can be hard to find!

Who Should Attend

The SoJ Mentoring Social is for anyone who is interested in the idea of mentoring within kinky communities. Itís for people who are looking for a mentor or to become a mentor for someone else. Itís for people who are already in a mentoring relationship and looking for support in doing it well. It can even be a place for a kind of short term, collective mentoring -- we welcome your questions and/or concerns about your path in kink.

Agenda

Each social will begin with a short introduction by a member of SoJís mentoring program staff. Then everyone will introduce themselves (if they wish), respond to a conversation-starting topic posed by the facilitator, and put out any question they have for the group. After introductions, the group will break into informal conversation, with the facilitator sticking around to maintain the safety of the space -- respond to anyone whose question or thoughts about the conversation-starter interested you, or just generally share and receive kinky wisdom from those present.

Mentoring Program

If you're curious about SoJís [formal mentoring program][http://www.soj.org/mentoring], we invite you to attend the Social and learn more about it from our program staff.

Note: Mentoring is not a dating or play opportunity. A mentor might point you in a good direction for finding the types of play youíre looking for, but it is not their role to play with you themselves. The facilitator will discourage anyone who appears to be using the Social as a place to look for play partners.

For questions about the social or the mentoring program in general, contact mentoring@soj.org.

Society of Janus is and has always been an organization made up of the community and in service to the community. We are stronger for our diversity, including adults of all genders, orientations, colors, ethnicities, roles, and experience levels. We welcome all who have a genuine interest in kink and who respect each other's rights to self-expression, self-exploration, and authenticity. At each and every one of our events, we will strive to maintain and enforce a respectful and safe space for all attendees in celebration of this diversity, and expect the same of all attendees.

View our consent guidelines at soj.org.

About Society of Janus

The Society of Janus is a not-for-profit, all volunteer, San Francisco-based education and support organization devoted to the art of hot, consensual and non-exploitative BDSM.

Janus provides an opportunity to meet others with similar interests in a safe, relaxed atmosphere. Society of Janus is open to people of all genders, sexual orientations, roles, and experience levels. Janus members are from all over the SF Bay Area. We host and sponsor events in many locations around the bay.

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