As people across the United States celebrate Martin Luther King Day and the extended weekend that comes with it, many gay men will find themselves in Washington, D.C., for Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend (MAL). Taking place Jan 18–20, MAL brings with it a weekend full of parties, and one in particular, the Sex Shop Party, is sure to gather sexy guys from across the Eastern seaboard.
While all of MAL weekend is a sexed-up celebration of leather and gay fetish culture, the Sex Shop Party is a deep dive into gay desire, celebrating the fetish community with dark rooms, human puppy parks and booths where partiers can purchase their own S&M gear and toys.
The event comes courtesy of local D.C. party promoter Q (also known as Mother Fantasy), known for his monthly events at the city’s L8DC nightclub. This La Fantasy Sex Shop Party will take place Friday, Jan. 18, and Q says it’s going to be his biggest and most outrageous event yet.