PHOTOS: Up Close And Extremely Personal At Folsom Street Fair 2013

Leather harnesses, uniforms, whips, chains, latex, and lots and lots of skin. As per usual, it was a fetish frenzy at the 30th annual Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco last weekend. Thousands of spectators turned out for the world’s largest, burliest, bawdiest leather party, which featured everything from kinky costumes to public floggings and sadomasochism–and so much more. There were even plenty of non-homo guys, although they only appeared comfortable when clutching their “girlfriends.”

Photo By: Manhunt.Net

Here are some of our favorite BSFW (Barely Safe For Work) pictures from this year’s event, as well some from years past:

Photo credit: mendolus shank.

Photo credit: SFGate.

Photo credit: torbakhopper.

Photo credit: SFist.

Photo credit: davidyuweb.

Photo credit: frankfarm.

Photo credit: torbakhopper.

Photo credit: T_Bazz:\ in[network].

Photo credit: markjhandel.

Photo credit: SFist.

Photo credit: Cold Storage.

Photo credit: torbakhopper.

Photo credit: stevendamron.

Photo credit: davidyuweb.

Photo credit: SFWeekly.

Photo credit: EgOiStE.

Photo credit: Ed Bierman.

Photo credit: Silicon/e.

Photo credit: highstrungloner.

Photo credit: torbakhopper.

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  • skcord

    I would love to attend one of these events in full suit, tie and hat and see what kind of looks I receive

  • Jimster

    Don’t tar and pink feather me lol

  • Kiara

    I was there. There were several guys with full suit and top hats. You can wear anything and it will be ok. Non judgmental crowd. you can go to flickr and see some of the pictures there.

  • Anonymous

    Barely a look. No one is there to shock anyone, and certainly not in SF of all places. BTW, there is a group that show up in very conservative English, suits, ties and top hats and hold a tea party at the Fair, it’s brilliant, creative and original all of which wearing a full suit and hat would not be.

  • raunchallthaway

    These are very tame photos. Where are the tons of dirty, raw and nasty attendees??

  • Janeane

    Call me conservative, but this gives me the creeps.

  • Bren Renau

    Dont feel bad I find it a little severe also. To each their own, but I just prfr more subdued people who dont need to demonstrate so much in public,

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