22 episodes

A salon where Leather Men sit around smoking cigars while reflecting on the past & the issues effecting the queer community today.

On Guard Cigar Salon Watts the Safeword

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 35 Ratings

A salon where Leather Men sit around smoking cigars while reflecting on the past & the issues effecting the queer community today.

    MUSIC // That Made us Gay

    MUSIC // That Made us Gay

    Music is such an important part of our culture and that includes queer, leather, and kink culture. The On Guard crew has had their gay and kinkster journeys influenced by music throughout the years. In this episode, each of us talks about the music that has had the most impact on us and why.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    BOOTBLACK BASICS

    BOOTBLACK BASICS

    Bootblacks. What do they do, and why? What are some of the ins and outs of bootblacking itself? How do bootblacks fit into the fabric of kink and leather culture. These are just some of the questions we asked one of the country's preeminent bootblacks, Buck Harder. You'll find Buck teaching or practicing his craft on his social media channels, at leather events, or on most Sundays at the Barracks bar in Palm Springs.

    • 57 min
    Queer Art That Shapes a Community - Tom of Finland Foundation// Ep 19

    Queer Art That Shapes a Community - Tom of Finland Foundation// Ep 19

    For 40 years the Tom of Finland Foundation has been dedicated to protecting, preserving, and promoting the erotic arts. The On Guard crew was lucky enough to interview Durk Dehner, Co-Founder of the TOF Foundation, while we were in Palm Springs Live at the Tool Shed bar during Palm Springs Leather Pride weekend. Durk tells us stories about Tom, his art, and other erotic artists that you'll only hear about on this episode.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    What is Folsom Street Fair? // Ep 18

    What is Folsom Street Fair? // Ep 18

    Folsom Street Fair is the world's biggest fetish and kink fair of its kind. People from all over the globe descend on San Francisco every year to revel with other like-minded kinksters at the Fair itself plus an ever-growing assortment of surrounding parties and events catering to those who live and play on the outskirts of conventional sexuality. As the fair has gotten bigger, the community has gotten wider and misconception and judgements have become common.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Being Trans in the Kink Community

    Being Trans in the Kink Community

    We're living in a time when trans issues are front and center in the social discussion, both within kink communities and elsewhere. But what is being kinky and trans really like? What was it like to transition decades ago and how does it differ today? How does a trans man best navigate within gay men's spaces? How can event producers, groups, and individuals within the kink scene be useful allies and inclusive of trans men?
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    Race Bannon
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    Graylin Thornton
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    The Cigar Pig
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    A @Wattsthesafeword Production

    • 58 min
    Attending Sex Parties Q&A - LIVE FROM GEAR UP

    Attending Sex Parties Q&A - LIVE FROM GEAR UP

    The On Guard Cigar Salon crew delves into the topic of play parties and weekend events in front of a live GearUp Weekend audience. What are some tips on how to navigate such events? What are some of the common rules and guidelines that most play party environments enforce? In what ways are men's kink play and erotic spaces different today than in the past? The On Guard crew offers their insights as they answer these and other great questions from the audience comprised of both newcomers and experienced kinksters.

    Huge thank you to our sponsors:
    http://LeatherDaddySkin.com
    Use offer code: ONGUARD for 10% OFF and
    Mr-S- Leather

    WARDROBE: http://OnGuardGear.com

    -------- Cast Socials -------

    Twitter: http://Twitter.com/OnGuardSalon
    IG: http://instagram.com/OnGuardSalon
    http://OnGuardSalon.com

    Race Bannon
    Twitter: http://Twitter.com/BannonRace
    IG: http://instagram.com/BannonRace
    http://Bannon.com

    Graylin Thornton
    Twitter: http://Twitter.com/GraylinThornton
    IG: http://instagram.com/GraylinThornton

    Kristofer Weston
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/KristoferWeston
    IG: http://instagram.com/KristoferWeston

    The Cigar Pig
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    IG: http://instagram.com/TheCigarPig

    Pup Amp
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/PupAmp
    IG: http://instagram.com/PupAmp
    A @Wattsthesafeword Production

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

DeLaneyv ,

Back in the Day

I deeply appreciate the perspectives shared on this podcast. I enjoy learning more about how things have changed and how they’ve stayed the same. The jovial dynamic between the group makes you feel enveloped by the conversation. They tackle silly and serious topics alike with sincerity and thought.

Occasionally the audio quality lessens because the podcast is done outside.

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