Hardy Haberman

Hardy Haberman

Hardy Haberman is from Dallas, Texas. He has been active in the leather community since the mid-70’s, and a member of many BDSM.Fetish organizations including Dallas Motorcycle Club, NLA-Dallas and a founding member of Inquisition-Dallas.

Considering himself a “Pain Technologist” he specializes in CBT and has an unusual fondness for clips clamps and clothespins, as well as more esoteric SM play. Professionally he is a marketing specialist and filmmaker. His documentary on the leather lifestyle “LEATHER” has won numerous awards and appeared in festivals around the world, and his latest film, “Out of the Darkness, The Reality of SM” is currently being used by healthcare professionals around the world.

Outside work, he is a gay activist, author & speaker on aspects of the SM/Leather scene. His books “The Family Jewels, A guide to male genital play and torment” published by Greenery Press and “More Family Jewels”, Playing With Pain” And “Soul of a Second Skin” published by Nazca Plain. His latest book “Shouts in the WIlderness, Daily Meditations for Leatherfolk” is currently available on amazon.com. He also writes a regular column in the Dallas Voice newspaper.

He was awarded NLAI’s Man of the Year award in 1999 and the NLA-I Lifetime Achievement award in 2007 he received the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Leather Leadership award. Last year he was honored to be a Judge at both IML and ILSb.

He currently serves as co-chair of the Woodhull Freedom Foundation in Washington, DC.

Owning Your Kink – Living With Authenticity in a Vanilla World

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Should you keep your kink in the closet? Should you come out? To who and when and what are the benefits? More importantly, what are the hazards? Exploring these questions and more lead to living authentically. Authenticity does not mean parading your kink down Main Street, but it does mean thoughtful self examination and coming […]

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Generational Roundtable

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Continuing the amazing conversation that started at South Plains Leatherfest please join Princess_Asshole, SweetSalt, slave elizabeth, Master Malik, and Hardy Haberman for a discussion on bridging the generational gap. Individuals of all ages welcome and encouraged to attend this fantastic session.

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Negotiation and Seduction

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In the kink community we pride ourselves on our communication skills, yet often negotiating a scene becomes a cold businesslike transaction. The idea that negotiation is really foreplay can create a much richer experience and move into the realm of seduction. Done well, that negotiation is a dance of give and take and a teasing […]

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