What is our vanilla perception of the world of kink and BDSM? Dark dungeons, leather corsets, red rooms, riding crops, cracking whips, painful screams, public sex? While these aren’t completely false perceptions, they only represent a small, out of context, piece of Kink and BDSM. What’s lying underneath the toys, spanking, and St. Andrew’s crosses? Trust, consent, lifelong partnership, intimacy, acceptance, therapeutic healing, community, exploration, and honesty. Through these vignettes, we will follow members of the Austin Kink/BDSM community reminiscing on the moments of exciting ‘firsts’, the long journey of healing, and beginnings of lifelong relationships.
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