10 best pics from Folsom Street Fair 2019

San Francisco has been whipped up into a frenzy with the infamous Folsom Street Fair, an annual celebration of all things leather, BDSM, and kinky. Here are our top pics from the Fair.

Woman wearing alien eyed glasses at Folsom Street Fair 2019.

San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair is an annual event where thousands of LGBT+ people can celebrate BDSM, leather, kink, and sexuality. Each September, people attend the Fair in their absolute best fetish gear. 

Since the 1960s, Folsom has been the hub of San Francisco’s leather community, with bars like the Tenderloin, the Why Not, and the Tool Box cropping up to meet the demand for safer spaces. Debuting in 1984, Folsom Street Fair quickly became one of California’s largest single-day festivals, plus nudity is permitted. As the organisers said, “It’s a pig’s dream.” 

Though the leather scene was heavily gay male-centric in the past, it has grown considerably to be more inclusive since then. The event stresses everyone is welcome, “women, non-binary, genderqueer, two-spirit, gender fluid, trans masculine, trans feminine, transgender, or any other gender beyond the binary are welcome, including all sexualities, sexual orientations, and sexual expressions. […] We love our accomplices and need your support to hold this treasured space.”

From pup play to latex, the various subcultures are given a chance to express themselves during the day and night. This year’s festival had a massive live stage with top-name indie, electronic and alternative acts, as well as a dancing area, BDSM demos, and one twisted performance stage.

With the end of this year’s Fair, we pick the top ten pics from the day.

1.The witching hour

2.Birds of a feather flock together



3.Up your rally



4. A total crop top


5.Purple rain


6. Red the house down


7.Puppy love


8. Accessorising with chains

9. Cooling down

10. Suited and booted


And that’s our top ten pics from the phenomenal Folsom Street Fair 2019. Rodney (adoremynikon) has numerous more photo’s from both this year and past year Fairs. Everyone brought their best looks, creating a day of stunning visuals celebrating everything kinky.

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