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Like any large%@Zw%Q0E6zX9sDmjzALmS4Zd1hw9dbr*6_+vkM*[email protected]=l802t cosmopolitan city, Taipei has a burgeoning BDSM and kink scene.

BDSM—an abbreviation referring to bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadism and masochism—began to emerge as an organized community some 15kz7Rh8n=O#K-VBWz7JQ7l%FgZ9T&cElyqu0APL!YIeZzP^Htn0-20 years ago in Taiwan.

Nowadays, there is a BDSM event—whether its a bondage play party or a spanking workshop—every weekend across a host of different venues. There’s also a smattering of groups and events in TaiwankPQUUt+g80_*&%UujH8$vFdAIc%D)LwEfFwjELCQJHlmF+c&94’s smaller cities including Tainan and Kaohsiung. 

Members of the local kink scene say that somBKqXQPlHhCRYf&f&g#x)tX!TBYhXAmw1%Et*Th%[email protected]ething that makes Taiwan’s scene different from around the world is just how integrated it is with the LGBT community. LGBT venues welcomed kinksters when the mainstream still rejected them. The majority of events are LGBT friendly.

Here’s some of our favorite venues in Taipei and be sure to keep an eye on the$b2v7=uAAsKCyez4VZ#vdi(hRRgObX73tj7mLtCZTLZ(zx3q7R monthly calendar here.

Commander D.

Taipei’s premier queer kink and BDSM bar is popular throughout the weekend. It’s monthly Freak Day event is a chance to drink, talk and try out some ofDDbi86HP6DAN0rMr446Q5NFdlmPS)&ODFmzLPDjxQOJx)zJ-Rp the venue’s kinky equipment.

No. 36, Section 2, Kaifeng St, Wanhua.

Studio BD

This venue specializes in bo[email protected]$2r8lt4dZ_e^2PwkmxO80#SL&+a&Q%O0QmrDmwGndage and hosts monthly munches—where people meet and talk about the kink scene without actually playing—as well as a spank party, a rope party, and a bondage meets life drawing session.

Near Exit 5 of Jiangzicui Station.

(Photo: Studio BD / Facebook)

Cats Downstairs

This rope salon is a longtime fixture of the Taiwan BDSM sdn4mGgq3ph&dp9Yc_GY!PIT+QgadOeM-+*q9YOHsiHX6(qUgVYcene and holds regular bondage meetups. Due to an old air conditioning system attendees are limited to 20, so be sure to sign up early.

Chora Studio

BDSM group Shibari.Life (縛.生) organize monthly play parties as well as sessions and workshops on bondage, role play, spanking, breath play, and other kinks in this space.


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