So I’ve been MIA for a few days touristing around San Francisco with some friends. We did many a wonderful thing, but get excited for a post in the next few days on the highlight of my trip: a tour of kink.com’s The Armory.
Kink is a mega porn empire that shoots all sorts of BDSM and fetish porn, but it’s also known as a leader in the movement for “ethically created” porn (in terms of their policies on consent, transparency, etc.) They occupy a giant brick castle in the Mission (SFW wiki link) that used to house the National Guard until the 1970s. The building was abandoned for decades, until Kink purchased it in 2006. Though I have no idea how the transaction played out, the idea of the former National Guard barracks (a historical landmark, no less) being transformed into dungeon sets for kinky pornographers makes me smile.
Stay tuned for pictures!