The Night of the Senses will take place on the weekend after Skin Two, offering a very different sensual experience, and catering to the sensory aspects of pleasure for the discerning BDSMer, inquisitive novice, specialist fetishist and the generally hedonistic reveller.Novice Avenue features tiny alcoves and cubicles where the shy or inexperienced can experiment, in private, with breast fondling, caning and other sensory treats. Seasoned players are welcomed inside the Roissy Dungeon and Electro-Playroom.
All funds raised go the charity Outsiders, this is a very disability-friendly event, with a diverse mix of guests of all ages, who gather from all over the world.
While there is a dress code, refusing entry to anyone in street clothes or leisurewear, guests are free to come as their wildest fantasy – there is no pressure to conform to any current ideal of fashion.
The internationally famous Fuck For Forest sex pioneers run their own Studio, and there is a contest for the Most Outrageous Sex Act. With every space inside taken up with variations of sexual pleasure from Dark Room to Dance Room, outdoors features a Messy Garden Party, a Gay Faerie Circle, the Golden Pond and Smoking Terrace (with serenaders).
What makes the Night of the Senses extra special is the presentation to the winners of the Erotic Awards with their Flying Penis Trophies. This year’s finalists include Californian fetish artist Brian Horton, Dr Clarissa Smith who campaigns for extreme fetish porn, Justin Allen’s Kinky Salon, Lee Adams and Ron Athey’s Revisions of Excess, Zuss recycled fetish fashion, performer Syban B Manticore, fetish photographer Rikki Kasso, and spanking writer Nikki Flynn. There is a tribute to the late Bob Flanagan.
And, this year, Empress Stah will perform in the Cabaret of the Senses alongside the other all-time hits, Mouse and Rumpshaker.
Night of the Senses and Erotic Awards
Friday 12th September 2008, all night.
Mass and Babalou, Brixton.
Tickets from the usual outlets and www.nightofthesenses.com
0707 499 0808