PHOTOS: Spicy lewks from SF’s Folsom Street Fair fluffer

Andrew, Pedro, and Joey serving new school Tom of Finland vibes at Dore Malley 2022.

Over the weekend, everyone’s favorite homo-centric k*nky carnival, The Up Your Alley Fair, returned to the titular Dore Alley in San Francisco‘s SoMa District. (For those familiar with the iconic Folsom Street Fair, think of Up Your Alley as its gay little bromo.)

It’s safe to say, there’s never been a better time to wear a full latex bodysuit in public in SF. Up Your Alley has served as a playground for the San Francisco Bay Area kink community since 1985, often overcoming myriad hurdles, including HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, and most recently, monkeypox.

For those who missed out on the BDSM bacchanalia, we snatched the best lewks from this year’s Folsom fluffer.

Kinky and Klassic

The most archetypical ensemble of this event was the harness/jockstrap combo, although some diversified to include additional elements such as rubber, wrestling singlets, and shibari accessories.

Pup Chewie visiting from Los Angeles.
Juan Pablo serving a classic harness lewk.
You can’t have a BDSM festival without a bit of bondage. Here’s @bound_lotus in @mky‘s ropes.
Up Your Alley organizer Shay Blondie is a total zaddy on the DJ stage with her rope bottom Angel. Photo courtesy of @shayblondie and Gloria Polo.

Casual Kinksters

While many used Dore Alley as an opportunity to let their freak flags fly, others preferred an understated look, accentuated by cuffs or a leather collar.

Texas transplant Harrison sporting an asymmetric leather cuff and a t-shirt from the local bar Powerhouse.


Some leaned into the latex and spandex lewks by incorporating elements of cosplay.

It’s a bird? It’s a plane? It’s a Kinkster!

Furry and Fabulous

A prominent subculture featured every year at Up Your Alley is the Bay Area’s beloved Furry community, where members don animalistic outfits and assume bestial personas.

Relay the Racoon exhibiting his hyper-realistic furry persona.
Some attendees added a geek-chic spin to their furry couture by incorporating Pokemon elements.

X-tra Credit

While many attending Dore leaned into the Tom of Finland-esque ultra-masculine aesthetic, others veered in the other direction, living it up as femme, fierce, and X-tra.

Oni unleashing their inner demon.
A trio of ABDL gaybies.
Drag queen Fabalusa reigning over Dore Alley.

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