GROWING PAINS for the Society of Janus – January 1993
A Full Size 8×11 inch format Newsletter editorial review magazine, featuring erotic educational photos and illustrations, adult nudes and filled with stories, articles, ads, in B&W, with models in both nude and partly clothed artistic poses. Featuring Leather, Bondage, SM, Kink etc for the discerning adult.
- Condition: Good
- Paperback: 16 pages
- Publisher: Society of Janus
- Title: GROWING PAINS for the Society of Janus – January 1993
The Society of Janus is the second BDSM organization founded in the United States and is a San Francisco, California based BDSM education and support group. It was founded in August 1974 by Cynthia Slater and Larry Olsen. According to the Leather Hall of Fame biography of Slater, she said of the Society of Janus,
“There were three basic reasons why we chose Janus. First of all, Janus has two faces, which we interpreted as the duality of SM (one’s dominant and submissive sides). Second, he’s the Roman god of portals, and more importantly, of beginnings and endings. To us, it represents the beginning of one’s acceptance of self, the beginning of freedom from guilt, and the eventual ending of self-loathing and fear over one’s SM desires. And third, Janus is the Roman god of war–the war we fight against stereotypes commonly held against us.”
The Society of Janus is nonprofit, volunteer run and is devoted to the art of safe, consensual and non-exploitative adult power exchange. They publish a bimonthly newsletter called Growing Pains and a monthly schedule of BDSM events called Rapid Release which are mailed to members.