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Lets Get Deep: Beginners guide to BDSM

Let’s Get Deep: Beginners guide to BDSM

Karina Bueno February 8, 2017

I have never been a person to pull out all the stops for Valentine’s Day. The most I have ever done to celebrate the holiday is wait for the discount chocolates on Feb. 15. Often times, couples are...

SF State’s Education and Referral Organization for Sexuality director Reyna Aguilar
(left) shows SF State computer science major Maya Chatman (center) how to perform a double limb rope bondage on pre-child adolescent development major Felicia Macedo
(right) during the Playing by the Ropes: Kink & Bondage 101 event in the Rosa Parks Conference Room on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. (George Morin/Xpress)

Kink University shows students the ropes of BDSM

Victor Verdugo November 2, 2016

  With a table full of ropes, belts and whips, a director from Kink University, introduced BDSM to a room of 23 students at the Cesar Chavez Student Center in a workshop called Playing by the Ropes:...

Ask First campaign educates BDSM kinksters about consent at Folsom Street Fair

“Ask First” campaign educates BDSM kinksters about consent at Folsom Street Fair

Eva Barragan September 29, 2015

Dressed in black and gold ruffled panties, thigh-high stockings and pink sequined nipple pasties, Maxine Holloway said she was tingling with excitement at the thought of being surrounded by thousands of...

"Kink!" workshop demonstrates safety within BDSM community

Jessica Schimm October 31, 2012

About 100 students broadened their knowledge on a different kind of pleasure in the Rosa Parks Conference room in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. In a delicate, yet open manner, Jen Day, Pepper Mint...

Trust a dominating force in BDSM relationships

Devery Sheffer December 13, 2011

Trust is the foundation of any relationship, especially one that involve whips, handcuffs and choking. BDSM stands for bondage and discipline, domination and submission, and sadism and masochism. It is...

Daniel Curtis-Cummins, faculty director for ExCo, stands in front of his residence in Alameda on April 9. ExCo is a newly developed learning community, allowing students to take classes taught by their fellow students, or teach a course themselves. (Leila Figueroa / Golden Gate Xpress)

ExCo: SF State’s hidden gem

Jess Magill, Campus Editor April 9, 2021

Editor’s note: The story's lede has been revised on April 10, 2021, to reflect SF State's seven official colleges, with the university's Experimental College being the eighth unofficial college. SF...

Jewish Student Action Committee Chief Executive Alex Horovitz waited in front of the Student Union for one and one-half hours for the General Union of Palestine Students to sign a peace treaty. (Golden Gater 1988)

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on Campus: Dialogue

Paisley Trent December 1, 2020

In May 1988, five years before the start of the Oslo Accords, Jewish students sat at a table underneath a banner with the phrase “Peace Now” in large fonts both in English and Hebrew. A dove was painted...

A mural of the late writer, academic and human rights activist Edward Said is featured above the entrance of the SF State bookstore. The mural was completed in 2007, after almost three years of objections and an eventual redesign, joining multiple murals on campus that display students’ backgrounds and leaders like Malcolm X and Cesar Chavez. (Paisley Trent / Golden Gate Xpress)

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on Campus: Palestinian Student Experiences

Paisley Trent December 1, 2020

Hundreds of people walked past or under the mural portraying Edward Said while heading to class or entering the bookstore. A second-year Palestinian student recalled looking at the Edward Said Mural...

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on Campus

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on Campus

Paisley Trent December 1, 2020

Introduction Jewish Student Experiences Palestinian Student Experiences The AMED Studies Program Student Life Coordinators Dialogue Responses to Lawsuits and Timeline The Israeli-Palestinian...

Mark Sade presents a bondage 101 class for SF State students in the Cesar Chavez Center on the SF State campus Feb. 26 2020. (James Wyatt/ Golden Gate Xpress)

EROS bonds with students on campus

Jacquelyn Moreno, Campus Editor March 9, 2020

Different colored ropes covered the conference table in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center. Student Director of Education & Referral Organization for Sexuality Joseph Sweazey, put together gift...

Serial killers, Satanic Panic and superheros: Courses at SFSU get experimental

Serial killers, Satanic Panic and superheros: Courses at SFSU get experimental

MJ Johnson September 3, 2019

From deep dives into the psyche of serial killers to the literary relevancy of superheroes, the Experimental College’s fall 2019 lineup includes a wide variety of courses taught by undergraduate...

Lars Adams poses in a clown outfit as he sells items at his table at the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (Lindsey Moore/Golden Gate Xpress)

San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair reinforces consent

Eliza Flynn October 2, 2018

Under the fierce sun of the last Sunday of September, skin-tight black latex, leather bondage and stark nudity dominated Folsom Street in the SOMA district of San Francisco, with the theme of consent becoming...

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