Releases New Safety Rules Just in Time for Folsom Street Fair

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Mike Koozmin

This past spring, we wrote about a model who alleged that she'd been badly injured while performing on stage at Folsom Street Fair. The model, Eden Alexander, said that she endured a lengthy beating that resulted in severe bruising and permanent scarring.

Leaving severe marks on a model is against's shooting rules, which govern all on-set activity at the local porn company and emphasize consent and safety.

When we published our story, Kink's CEO, Peter Acworth, told us, "Next year, we will put a set of rules in place which are appropriate for public play outside of a shoot."

With Folsom Street Fair starting tmorrow, we reached out to Kink to see if these rules had indeed been instated.

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Kink's spokesperson, Mike Stabile, provided us with the company's new rules for this year's Fair:

Rules/Guidelines for Folsom Play:

A designated representative must act as Dungeon Monitor (DM).

DM duties are:

  • Over-see all play on stage and in the public play area.

  • Ensure on-stage participants fill out paperwork.

  • Stop play when necessary.

  • Enforce the following rules:

    • All existing on-set shooting rules
    • No masturbation of self or others
    • No penetration
    • No activity that could lead to marking
    • No oral or anal sex
    • No public urination
    • No blood-sports (includes piercing)
    • No drugs or alcohol consumption

    Stabile also added, "In past years, for live events we followed Folsom Street Fair guidelines rather than the more stringent shooting guidelines. This year, live event guidelines not only include our shooting rules, but go further and prohibit marking, sex, etc."

    My Voice Nation Help

    I wish they would close this fair down.  I hate seeing people from Vallejo and Walnut Creek in their leather harnesses strutting around my neighborhood, thinking San Francisco is their carnal playground.  San Francisco politicians should be ashamed to promote this.   This fair only proves that Russia is right and that some gays think they have special rights.  And I'm a gay man saying this.  SHUT THIS FAIR DOWN!

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    @DOUGLAS Sounds like San Francisco isn't the city for you.

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