Q: Where are the parties held?
A: Parties are currently hosted at a warehouse space on Folsom Street, South of Market Street in San Francisco. The exact location and address will be included in your party invitation–so be sure to get on the mailing list!
Q: Can I volunteer to help out with the party?
A: ABSOLUTELY! We rely on volunteers to help out at every party! We need:
- Folks to help out at the door, greeting guests, taking money, getting folks signed in, and giving information about the party to new folks;
- We need help setting up the party, which involves arriving at 6 p.m. to set up slings and get the space arranged;
- We need help with tear down at the end of the party, which usually only takes around 45 minutes.
- Volunteers GET IN FREE!
Q: How do I get an invitation?
A: Click on the “Get Your Invitation” tab. Fill out the invitation request and submit it. Invitations will be sent about 2 weeks before the party.
Q: What if I just found out about the party, I’m not on the invitation list, and there’s not time to get an invitation before the party?
A: No worries! Come on down to the party and fill out your invitation request at the door!
Q: Do I have to be young and beautiful?
A: NO. Hell Hole® parties are open to men of all ages, body types and experience levels. BUT you must be into fisting, as an active participant–top, bottom, or versatile. If you just wanna watch, buy a DVD!
Q: Do I need to bring anything?
A: YES. Filed nails, a clean hole, and a frisky attitude! If you think you might need a touchup, bring your nozzle and a towel. We do not sell poppers. If you forget your lube or run out, we have lube available for sale for $10. We provide, free of additional charge, bottled water, snacks, paper towels, nitrile gloves, condoms, floor coverings, cleaning supplies, bleach wipes, degreaser, and Play Spray™ disinfectant. There’s also Dawn soap in the bathrooms.
Q: I see you have a “no drug” policy. Are poppers okay to use?
A: Yes, but remember that poppers and Cialis, Levitra, Viagra and other erectile dysfunction medications are a potentially lethal combination. Remember, that some people are allergic to poppers. Additionally, some members of the sober community consider poppers to be a drug or a trigger mechanism, so PLEASE ASK YOUR PARTNER before you whip out the bottle!
Q: The Sling used to let people bring beer. Why doesn’t Hell Hole®?
A: Hell Hole® parties are open to men 18 years of age and older. Alcohol Beverage Control laws prohibit the consumption of alcohol in areas where those under 21 are admitted.
Q: Is there clothes check?
A: A secure clothes check is provided by the SOMA Guardians. Even though we’ve never lost anything, we recommend that you leave your valuables at home. Neither Hell Hole® nor the SOMA Guardians are responsible for lost or missing items.
Q: Is clothes check free?
A: YES. But we encourage tipping. Tips from clothes check are split between the Guardians and the Handball Academy’s educational programs.
Q: What is the parking situation?
A: Street parking is available and is free after 6 p.m. Some streets have street cleaning during our party hours, so be sure to check for signs before you leave your car. Also please DO NOT leave valuables in your car in plain sight.