There’s so much more to Washington D.C. than the presidency and the invention of Go Go, (a monster funk groove, should you prefer Puccini). As well as a thriving arts scene there are embassies, universities, international organisations such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the World Wildlife Fund and the World Bank – plus a seriously large fetish community.
Loudoun County in the Metro DC area is the wealthiest county in the US. It’s home to 22,825 kinksters registered on FetLife and also to the Black Rose, one of the world’s most respected BDSM organisations founded in 1987 – not to mention the Dark Odyssey, Winter Fire and Camp Crucible. Don’t know what happens at the latter but I don’t fancy being tested in that particular cauldron. (“Lightweight!”)
The Fetish Room
Bed and bondage? Check out The Fetish Room, a fully equipped dungeon available by the hour, minutes away from the airport. The guest room features a queen size bed, cable TV, DVD, VCR, internet and a telephone line with unlimited free calls to the US, Canada, and Europe.There’s also a lounge with a roaring fireplace, a dining room, gourmet food, and a cigar room. James Bond, plutocrats and multi-millionaires won’t feel out of place. Chef will even prepare food for splosh play!
Available all year round, seven days a week. The Fetish Room also features exclusive ‘very private’ live bondage shows and dinner by appointment, and training workshops for submissives and dominants alike. Couples have a discreet and positive space to explore and indulge their fetishes. Website: thefetishroom.com
Fetish Fashion DC
The hottest news in DC is the upcoming event, Fetish Fashion DC, designed to showcase European and Asian designers to the affluent DC Metro area kinky community.
Fetish Fashion DC has planned runway shoots throughout the nation’s capital and a production team will be shooting video and stills of the guest designers’ collections at landmark locations including Jefferson and Lincoln memorials, the National Mall and The US Capitol. Many well known designers are participating, although the event will also feature new talent.
The promoters also plan a retail fetish fashion store and a new online shopping mall, catering to shoppers in the mid Atlantic area. from Atlantic City to Richmond including Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Baltimore and of course the Washington DC metropolitan area. Website: fetishfashiondc.com
*Designers wishing to participate can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Washington DC area looks like a major new focus for fetish in North America and beyond – watch this space…
by Mark Ramsden