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The UK Scene
Posted by lili on Sun 14 Aug 05, 5:16 PM
Well, lucky old me has done quite a few miles this last 18 months all in the name of BDSM research (it was really hard work - honestly .
We've had a fabulous time in San Fransisco and then New York over the Leather Pride weekend. i was feeling pretty privileged to say the least but you know what? i've come to realise that by far the best place in the world for perverts is the good old UK!
Kinkfest really brought it home for me - the atmosphere and very real sense of community was heart warming. Then there are all the other places we've been: the variety of pervy shops in lots of cities up and down the country (and even in the US its striking how much of the stock is actually imported from the UK), the Birmingham Bizarre Bazaar, the rope bondage peer workshops, clubs galore and munches in just about every town/every weekend.
We spent this weekend in our own back yard and what a great back yard we have!
Lash on Friday night was full to bursting with a whole host of wild and wonderful people and it was a very real pleasure to see so many friends and familiar faces. The Manchester munch was fun as always (although i had the great fun escorting 2 rather giggly girls to Nua for the ultimate in "girly" shopping for most of the afternoon).
The kinklusive meeting the same evening was great. It's hard to believe that at our very first meeting (not so long ago) we were optimistically predicting that we could probably get away with using 3 small rooms in 3 different venues for the whole event. At the moment kinklusive is expanding into what should be a whole weekend of pervery, i can't wait.
Something is definately happening to the UK scene - and it's wonderful to be a part of it.