Jay Wiseman has over 35 years of experience in BDSM and was one of the
early pioneers and builders of the BDSM community in the San Francisco
area. He continues to be heavily involved, both in his local area and
nationally, as an SM author, educator, mentor, workshop leader, video
producer, expert witness, and activist. Noted for being both an
exceptionally knowledgeable and highly entertaining presenter, he is very
much in demand and has given hundreds of presentations on various aspects
of health, relationships, and sexuality in more than 70 cities in the
United States and Canada. In 2007, Black Rose presented him with the
Vaughn Keith National BDSM Educator Award.
Jay is the author of the frequently recommended book "SM 101: A Realistic
Introduction" and the founder of the publishing company that later became
Greenery Press. His book, "Jay Wiseman's Erotic Bondage Handbook" is
widely hailed as the book that sets the standard of fundamental knowledge
for this practice. His instructional videos on rope bondage are excellent
resources for both beginners and experienced bondage practitioners. His
"The Toybag Guide to Dungeon Emergencies and Supplies" book provides
crucial information to both players and dungeon monitors. He is currently
working on a number of books and videos.
Jay holds a first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, is a member of Mensa,
and lived in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district during the Sixties.
A former ambulance crewman with years of experience, and recipient of the
highest Red Cross commendation for emergency action, Jay now teaches
classes in basic and advanced emergency medical care for BDSM clubs and
other groups. After receiving his law degree in 2005 and passing the bar
exam in 2006, he sometimes works as a part-time law school professor. His
areas of special legal interest include providing legal support for
alternative communities, teaching bar exam preparation, search and seizure
law, and conflict resolution.
His website is, predictably, www.jaywiseman.com.