Oz Kink Fest began with a bang this weekend in Melbourne.
The massive Fetish Expo and Fashion show MC’d by drag diva Polly Filla (pictured below) featured the finest in alternative fashion and performances by Australia’s top entertainers and designers.
Festival director Mz Mallice says attendance to the events are swelling to capacity this year due to the success of best-selling book Fifty Shades of Grey, which has exposed a new generation to alternative lifestyles and sexuality.
“This is the best opportunity for those interested in incorporating BDSM or other kink elements into their lives to learn first hand from professionals and experts, rather than going it on their own,” she tells Same Same.
No matter which flag you fly, the Oz Kink Fest has something for everyone. This week in partnership with Vic Leather and Piercing HQ there are eleven free workshops to safely spice things up. Learn about electrosex, impact play, human animals and more. Space is limited and registration is a must.
This Friday and Saturday are arguably some Melbourne’s hottest annual fetish parties.
Hellfire Resurrection Fetish Ball is the featured event at Chasers Nightclub, with performances by The Hanged Man Team, Sado Pop, Mark DV8, Kelly Ann Doll, Sparkerella and more. DJ Crossy is spinning the music.
If you aren’t burnt out, Saturday the 22nd is where the hurt comes. Klub Kunst the Rubber Room is a filthy dirty, dressed-up, messed-up hardcore BDSM night with separate play areas, performances, hot food and more. Anything really really goes here! Where? The Crystal Room Rear Entry of Chasers 29 Bray St, South Yarra.
“The mission of Oz Kink Fest is to support the alternative community and businesses in a safe, entertaining, welcoming, educational and fun way,” says Mz Mallice. “Most take their lifestyle choices seriously and it’s a part of who they are every day and there are those who want to dabble to spice up their sex lives.
“All are welcome to explore keeping in mind that it’s not a ‘freak show’ for the general public. Respect for everyone is vital to having a successful event.”