Okie has been involved in the public BDSM and leather communities for over 20 years.

He has held the following leather titles: Oklahoma Mr. Leather 2000, Mr. Great Plains Olympus 2005 and International Mr. Olympus International 2006 as well as being the 1st Openly Identified Heterosexual to compete at International Mr. Leather in 2000.

He has written over 77 articles for The Leather Journal, The Leather Page, Fetbot, The Dominant’s View The Leather Web and Kinbaku Today. In 2002, David was awarded a Pantheon Award for Community Service in the South Central Region. He served on the Board of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom from 2005-2007.

Okie currently a full member of the Titans of the Midwest, an alumni of Tulsa Uniform Leather Seekers Association, a West Coast Asshole and serves on the Education Committee for Bondage Expo Dallas.

He is a leather contest producer, having produced: Oklahoma LeatherSir/boy, South Central Leatherwoman and bootblack, in addition to Mr. and Ms. Leather Pride KC.

He has presented hundreds of classes and day long intensives about alternative sexuality.

He is an avid rope enthusiast with a passion for Kinbaku and has studied extensively in Tokyo, Japan and throughout the United States. David has worked with the following photographers: Dirk Hooper, Sugiura Norio, Barelight, Janet Ryan, Captivating Image, Anthelian and Aeolis Est.

Okienawa's Classes

Erotic Body Manipulation

Class B

No rope, no problem! The purpose of this class is to explore connection, erotic domination and submission through body manipulation on the floor, chair and bed. This class is interactive and ideal for couples, but not mandatory to participate or have a partner. Please bring a sheet or a yoga mat if you plan on […]


My Vest, My Second Skin

Iowa Room

My Vest, My Second Skin: An Exploration in Ethics and Protocol (Interactive Discussion and Story Telling) About how to navigate the leather leather community, leather contests and how it differs from the BDSM, and other alternative sexuality lifestyle. Explore some of the bloopers and blunders I made navigating the leather community. Come laugh and learn […]