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Folsom Street Fair: leather, bondage, and intactivism

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Although devoid of paddles, latex, and scantily clad models, the Bay Area Intactivists booth remained busy throughout the day during the Folsom Street Fair last Sunday in San Francisco. The human rights advocates were present to raise awareness of genital cutting practices (such as infant circumcision) that are performed without consent or medical necessity. The Bay Area Intactivists tent featured two prominent banners, one which read "intact genitals are a human right" and the other "circumcision is unnecessary and harmful." A variety of literature and books were available to educate the public on the functions of the foreskin and the damage caused by removing it. The intactivists experienced a full day of positive encounters with the leather-clad, uniformed, bound, and role-playing fair-goers. The topic of non-surgical foreskin restoration was especially popular with booth visitors, many of whom had already begun the process or were familiar with it but wanted additional information.

Bay Area Intactivists will also have a booth at the Castro Street Fair which takes place Sunday, October 7 in San Francisco.

Members of Bay Area Intactivists stand together at their Folsom Street Fair booth in San Francisco.