Return of Cleveland's Leather Weekend Captured in 20 Hot Photos
CLAW, the Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend, is a popular leather, kink, and BDSM event held in this Midwestern city each April. This year’s event, the first in two years, featured almost 1,500 attendees, a huge vendor marketplace, and more than 100 educational and skill sessions.
Out Traveler was in Cleveland to attend CLAW 2022, and you can read a complete, first-hand account of the experience here. Otherwise, keep scrolling for a look at some of what attendees saw this year.
Members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence could be seen walking the Vendor Mart aisles.
Pup Blue hangs out in his crate on the Vendor Mart floor.
Various leather contest winners pose in the atrium of the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade.
Speed dating was offered for attendees who were first timers and couples looking for a third — as well as those looking to match up with similar kinksters.
Whips and assorted punishment devices were in colorful supply at the Vendor Mart.
Attendees could sign up in advance for on-site haircuts with the Bondage Barber.
The 5th Annual SquarePegToys MisFit Toys sale raised funds for charity by selling these not-quite-perfect sex toys.
Roughly 45 vendors were offering a wide variety of clothing, products, and services at CLAW 2022 in Cleveland.
Adult babies and diaper lovers had several playrooms set aside and they could also purchase niche items at the Vendor Mart.
One of many rooms at Cleveland’s The Academy dungeon space, a private off-site location where the HorseMarket SF events and some BDSM scenes and were conducted.
A variety of pup play accessories were on sale at CLAW, including tails.
CLAW featured an impressive 129 educational and skills classes as part of its 2022 event.
St. Andrew’s Crosses and other types of BDSM equipment were a common site at the Westin Cleveland Downtown over the long CLAW weekend.
From poppers to leather vests, the Vendor Mart featured a bit of everything.
The annual Parade of Colors featured representatives from leather and kink groups from across the globe to present the colors of their organizations.
Some of the colorful gear choices that were offered for sale, as seen at one of the vendors.
While chained up, a client received a trimming from the Bondage Barber in the Westin Cleveland Downtown.
A flogging demonstration takes place at CLAW 2022.
Two Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence pose for a photo in the lobby of the Westin Cleveland Downtown.
In addition to great shopping, the Vendor Mart offered ample opportunities to mingle and network with other CLAW attendees.