CLAW was one of the worlds first fetish events to offer an online presence. It’s succes has now lead to the 7th edition taking place 11-13 December on Zoom.

Now a monthly event, Virtual CLAW (“VC”) features ten hours of entertaining education and ten hours of socializing, cruising and sexy performances.

VC7 highlights include CLAW’s first Virtual Kinky Art Show, featuring 85 works by 16 artists from 5 countries. Most of the artists will be present for both the Opening Reception (Friday 6-9pm), and a two-hour Kinky Art Forum on Sunday.  View the show at through January 31.  

The VC7 Education also includes:

  • 2021 Leather Hall of Fame Inductees Announcement
  • JustFor.Fans panel discussion, featuring JF.F owner Dominic Ford
  • Santa: the Ultimate Daddy, by LA&M Director Gary Wasdin
  • Cock & Ball Torture Techniques by Tyger Yoshi
  • Creating Your Master or Slave CV by Berlin-based educator Philip Poole
  • Rainbow Railroad Update by Ashton Giese 
  • A discussion and demonstration of Straightjacket play, and
  • A community discussion about Sex and COVID19, hosted by Team Friendly leader Dave Watt

Speaking of straightjackets, CLAW’s December Raffle is for a $1700 Deluxe Leather Straightjacket donated by CLAW Master Sponsor Mr S Leather!  Tickets and information are available at

Saturday night’s Cigar Social is hosted by Wasdin and members of the Leather Archives & Museum’s Board.  Later that night, the Gear Party features music from DJ Darryl G, live bondage by Tyger Yoshi and slave, and a special live performance by porn mega-star Devin Franco.  The Gear Party is scheduled from 9-midnight but it has continued until dawn in recent months.

The weekend concludes with an open-mic social hosted by CLAW’s Board of Directors (Sunday, 7-9pm), culminating with the announcement of the straightjacket raffle winner.

In November, attendance at VC6 jumped 50%, and early indications suggest that VC7 attendance will be even higher.  CLAW plans to continue producing the virtual event on the second weekend of each month for the foreseeable future, even after the return of in person CLAW.

CLAW Corp is a 501c3 charity dedicated to fundraising, education, volunteerism and other charitable needs of the leather community.  CLAW produces a large annual conference for men in Cleveland, Ohio.  CLAW holds that adult interest in leather, fetish and BDSM is natural and healthy.  We learn that from each other in person – and sometimes online too.


Written by Bob Miller

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