Santa was a freak. Think on it: he gets around by whipping those reindeers’ tender flesh (hello, dom), sneaks in your house at night to kiss your mama, and has a bizarre obsession with whether you’ve been naughty or nice. To me, that sounds like… well someone who reads this column, that’s all. And it very much clears up Chaps ’ much-heralded holiday hours (on Fri/24 and Sat/25 they’re open from 8 p.m.-late). Would you like to sit on Santa's lap? Get cruisey, all you ho-ho-hoes -- it’s Christmas time for the weekly sex events.
Good Vibes customer appreciation nights
So it's... now, and you still haven't touched that waiting list of those-to-be-gifted? Worry not, my like-minded friend, for Good Vibrations is encouraging your wacky, irresponsible ways with their last minute shopping events, which will put chocolates and wine into your holiday hands, as well as provide on-staff sex experts to counsel you on just the right vibrator for your sweet, self-lovin' friends.
Weds/22 and Thurs/23 6-8 p.m., free
Various Bay Area locations
'Tis the season to knit something sexy! A Rosebud red crocheted teddy perhaps? Or maybe just a beanie large enough to pull over lover boy's eyes for some sexy blindness play? The options are multitudinous at the weekly stitch and bitch at kinky coffee shop Wicked Grounds. Ideal topics for discussion: Tensile strength of various yarns and the hottest new adjustable harness sewing pattern.
Thurs/23 7-10 p.m., free
289 8th St., SF
Center for Sex and Culture XXXmas Eve Film Night
Fun fact: in 2003, Moby made Alien Sex Party, a sex-positive, raunchy comedy starring the cast of a sex store who have got to keep it together through Christmas Eve, despite kooky customers and the occasional K-Y jelly eating alien. CSC shows the film at this time each year – trust, by the time the characters launch into the “You Can Have Sex With Whatever You Want” number, you'll be singing along in fine Christmas spirit.
Fri/24 9:30-11 p.m., $5-20 sliding scale
Center for Sex and Culture
1519 Mission, SF
The movie Moby only made so that he could rock that floppy dildo headband
Sure, that frosted sleighbell tastes fine now, but the next time you're tied to the St. Andrews cross, you might be surprised at how you're bulging out underneath the lovingly applied rope your partner just lashed all over you. Time to stretch those legs. This regular walk is geared towards giving the BDSM community a chance to get physically fit and have some uplifting convos about sex play while doing so.
Fri/24 4-5 p.m., free
Bestor Art Park
Bestor between 5th and 6th Sts., San Jose
Chaps Bar Escape
Like I said, this bar is proudly open through the holidays, so if you’re looking to flee the warmth and wackiness of the fam for a few hours, you could do worse than to don your hottest jock strap and head down to Chaps to lick some candy canes.
Fri/24 and Sat/25 8 p.m.-late, free
1225 Folsom, SF